western digital corp (WDC) Key Developments
Western Digital Corporation Presents at Nasdaq 32nd Investor Program, Jun-30-2015 10:15 AM
Jun 25 15
Western Digital Corporation Presents at Nasdaq 32nd Investor Program, Jun-30-2015 10:15 AM. Venue: May Fair Hotel, London, United Kingdom.
Western Digital Corporation Announces 10TB Hard Disk Drive
Jun 9 15
Western Digital company announced the first enterprise-class 10TB (terabyte) hard disk drive (HDD) for active archive applications. The host-managed Ultrastar Archive Ha10 SMR HDD sets a new standard in enabling the dense server and storage systems with unprecedented TCO levels. Ultrastar Archive Ha10 Addresses Data Growth, New Market Segmentation HGST recognizes SMR as core technology necessary in driving areal density increases. By overlapping or 'shingling' the data tracks on top of each other, higher areal density can be achieved within the same physical footprint. Based on the proven HelioSeal platform, the Ultrastar Archive Ha10 leads the market in reliability and data integrity for active archive applications. The drive is rated at two million hours mean time between failure (MTBF), offers a five-year limited warranty, a 10-15 unrecoverable reduced bit error rate, rotational vibration safeguards, and 600K load/unload cycles, making it the optimal enterprise-class solution for active archive workloads. The Ultrastar Archive Ha10 underscores HGST's overall strategy to motivate the market with innovative solutions that enrich the partner ecosystem and better elevate software solutions in the storage stack. Initial rollout of the 10TB HDD is focused on cloud and OEM storage customers who have the in-house capability to develop the software required. To benefit from the value proposition of Ultrastar Archive Ha10, host
applications need to be first sequentialized, which requires adjustments in the software stack to take advantage
of the areal density gain, and consequently, the sequential write behavior of host-managed SMR. This not only
ensures the predictable performance that enterprise and cloud customers have come to expect, but also provides maximum control and arbitration at the host system level, which customers prefer.
WD Introduces Redesigned My Passport Ultra Portable Hard Drives and My Passport for Mac Drives
May 27 15
WD, a Western Digital company introduced the new, redesigned My Passport Ultra portable hard drives and My Passport for Mac drives. With the My Passport line now in its 7th generation, the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable hard drives are now available in capacities up to 3 TB1 and in four stylish colors2 - Classic Black, Brilliant White, Wild Berry and Noble Blue. WD is also introducing a new optional accessory - WD Grip Pack - a soft band, available in a variety of colors, which encircles the drive, offering consumers an easy way to personalize their My Passport drives. My Passport Ultra portable drives come in 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and 500 GB capacities and feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption3 - delivering a high level of security with no impact to write-speed or CPU activity. If user My Passport Ultra falls into the wrong hands, the 256-bit AES hardware encryption protects users' files, folders, photos, videos and music with a password known only to them. USB 3.0 compatibility provides fast data transfer rates of up to 5 gigabits per second, while being backwardly compatible with USB 2.0. My Passport for Mac portable drives are available in capacities of 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB and also feature 256-bit AES hardware encryption with USB 3.0 connectivity. Sold separately, the WD Grip Pack accessory for My Passport Ultra is available in five colors (smoke, slate, grape, sky and fuchsia) and, when wrapped around one of the four colors of My Passport Ultra drives, enables consumers to create a total of twenty possible color combinations. The WD Grip Pack comes with a color-matched 18-inch flat USB 3.0 cable, creating a stylish complete solution. My Passport Ultra's built-in WD Backup software is a simple-to-use application with focus on reducing frustration when setting up a backup plan to preserve data. Since 31% of devices have had malware at some point, having user data safely backed up onto a secondary device like a My Passport drive is critical to preserving precious data. My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac portable drives are available immediately in the WD store. My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac have a Manufacturer's Suggest Retail Price ranging from $79.99 up to $199.99 depending on capacity (3 TB capacity available next month). Both the My Passport Ultra and My Passport for Mac will offer a 3-year limited warranty. Terms and conditions of WD's limited warranty may be found at support.wdc.com/warranty. WD Grip Pack accessories will be available in June and will have an MSRP of $12.99.
Western Digital Seeks Acquisitions
May 13 15
Western Digital Corporation (NasdaqGS:WDC) is seeking acquisitions. Olivier Leonetti, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, said, "We will engage in M&A only to the extent that we're going to provide a good return to our shareholders. And only to the extent we can be the best owner of the technology acquired. So it's important to remind that to all of us." Leonetti said, "And we're going to keep looking at what is happening in the market, and play to the extent we believe is a good fit to the portfolio and a good return for our investors."
Western Digital Corporation Presents at Jefferies 2015 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, May-13-2015 01:30 PM
May 7 15
Western Digital Corporation Presents at Jefferies 2015 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, May-13-2015 01:30 PM. Venue: Mandarin Oriental Brickell, Miami, Florida, United States.