G-Technology™ G-DRIVE™ mini And G-RAID™ mini Now Feature New 1TB, 2.5-Inch, 7200RPM HGST Travelstar™ Hard Drives

 G-Technology™ G-DRIVE™ mini And G-RAID™ mini Now Feature New 1TB, 2.5-Inch,
                     7200RPM HGST Travelstar™ Hard Drives

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International Consumer Electronics
Show (CES 2013) -- G-Technology, a leading developer of innovative storage
solutions engineered specifically to meet the needs of the content creation
and Apple® Mac® communities, today announced that it is now shipping its
popular G-Technology G-DRIVE mini and G-RAID mini external storage solutions
with new high-quality, 1TB, 2.5-inch 7,200RPM hard disk drives from HGST.

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"Today, new kinds of devices and media formats require considerably more
interface bandwidth, capacity and higher transfer rates to move, store and
edit data quickly. The new Travelstar drive is the first and only 7,200 RPM,
1TB, 9.5mm 2.5-inch drive, and delivers the highest 7,200 RPM performance in
PCMark® Vantage testing," said Mike Williams, vice president and general
manager, G-Technology/HGST Branded Business. "Now incorporated into our
well-known G-RAID mini and G-DRIVE mini solutions, consumers and content
creators can continue to receive unmatched performance, style and reliability
in their G-Technology storage solutions."

G-Technology G-DRIVE mini
Delivering up to 136MB/s performance, the G-Technology G-DRIVE mini is perfect
for users demanding high performance and high capacity from their portable
storage device. The G-DRIVE mini features a sleek compact and durable
all-aluminum enclosure and storage capacities up to 1TB using HGST Travelstar
7,200 RPM drives. The G-DRIVE mini offers both USB 3.0 and FireWire® 800
connectivity for fast data transfers and has an integrated heat-sink for
superior cooling and silent operation. Preformatted for Mac users, the drive
works with Apple computer systems right out of the box and is Time Machine®
ready. A simple initialization is all it takes to prepare the G-DRIVE mini for
use with Windows^® systems. The G-DRIVE mini solution is perfect for storing
important documents, music, digital video and photo files. The new 1TB
G-Technology G-DRIVE mini is now available for a suggested retail price of
$199.95 for 1TB.

G-Technology G-RAID mini
The G-Technology G-RAID mini is the companion for video and still shooters or
editors working on location. Out of the box, the G-RAID mini solution is set
up in RAID 0 (performance mode), with its two 7,200 RPM drives working
together for the performance needed to edit the most popular compressed HD
formats. The drive supports simultaneous playback of multiple layers of HDV,
DVCPRO HD, XDCAM HD and ProRes 422 HQ with leading video editing applications
including Final Cut Pro™, Adobe® Premiere® and many more. Using the included
software utility, the G-RAID mini can be configured in RAID 1 (protected
mode), giving users the peace of mind that their digital content is protected
while on the road. The G-RAID mini is FireWire bus powered — even when using
USB 3.0 for data transfer. The G-RAID mini's soft-touch On/Off switch and
thermo-regulated "smart" fan keeps the drive reliable, cool and quiet in the
editing suite. Shipping in early Q1, the 2TB G-RAID mini solution will have a
MSRP of $449.95.

Stay connected with G-Technology:
G-Technology storage solutions are engineered specifically to meet the needs
of the content creation and Apple Mac communities, including heavy users of
multimedia content, Final Cut Pro® and Adobe® Premiere® Pro audio/video
specialists, and other pre/post production professionals. From portable drives
to ultra-fast, multi-drive RAID storage, G-Technology's USB, FireWire, eSATA,
SAS and wireless storage solutions support virtually all levels of A/V
production and can be found in post-production facilities worldwide.

Keep updated with G‐Technology by connecting to G‐Technology's social network
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About HGST
HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a
Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops advanced hard disk drives,
enterprise‐class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and
services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data.
Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high‐value storage for a
broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile
Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in
2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more
information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.

One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion
bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and
formatting.

G‐Technology external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup
strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most
important files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.

G‐Technology, G-RAID and G-DRIVE are trademarks of HGST, a Western Digital
company. Western Digital, WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of
Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of
their respective owners.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements
relating to expected availability dates for HDD products. These
forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the
forward-looking statements, including changes in markets, demand,
uncertainties related to the development, introduction, and timing of products
based on new technologies, and other risks and uncertainties listed in Western
Digital's recent SEC filings to which your attention is directed. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
which speak on as of the date hereof, and HGST/WD undertakes no obligation to
update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or
circumstances.

For more information contact:
Erin Hartin           Katie Watson

HGST/G-Technology     Voce Communications

Office: 303-284-7790  Cell: 408-439-2002

Erin.Hartin.@hgst.com kwatson@vocecomm.com

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