WESTERN DIGITAL Announces Availability of the WORLD’S FIRST CLIENT solid state drives WITH 64-layer 3d nand technology

WESTERN DIGITAL Announces Availability of the  WORLD’S FIRST CLIENT solid state drives WITH 64layer 3d nand technology

 WD Blue™ 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra™ 3D SSD are now available in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand, August 31, 2017 —  Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) (NASDAQ: WDC), a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the availability of the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD in Thailand. As the world’s first client solid state drives built with the company’s 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the new SSDs deliver lower power consumption and higher performance, endurance and capacities.

“Whether it’s for gaming, photo and video editing, or other high-end computing applications, consumers today expect their PCs and laptops to deliver superior performance with higher endurance but with less power used,” said Margaret Koh, Sales Director, Asia South, Western Digital Corporation “The 64-layer 3D NAND-based SSDs are designed to meet those demands and these new SSDs, offered by our two strong brands, SanDisk and WD, will appeal to a very broad footprint of tech-savvy consumers who are seeking the benefits of today’s newest technologies.”

Targeting DIY enthusiasts, resellers and system builders, the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs boast an industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF, as well as the quality backing of WD Functional Integrity Testing Lab (F.I.T. Lab) certification. The SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs on the other hand, are intended for gaming and creative enthusiasts who want to improve their PCs. The product delivers enhanced endurance and reliability, no-wait boot-up, shorter application load times, and quicker data transfer.

Availability and Pricing:

The WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities in both a traditional 2.5-inch/7mm cased drive as well as a single-sided M.2 2280 form factor. The SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities in a traditional 2.5-inch/7mm cased drive form factor.

Available at select retailers in Thailand, both products feature a three-year limited warranty. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at THB4,290 for the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD 2.5-inch/7mm version and starts at THB4,390 for the WD Blue M.2 2280 version.

Further information about the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD can be found on the WD web site at https://www.wdc.com/wd-blue-3d.html and information about the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD can be found at https://ww.sandisk.com/home/ssd/ultra3dssd.

 About Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an industryleading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses everchanging market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, highquality storage solutions with customerfocused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the development, performance, capacity, capabilities, applications, approximate price and estimated product availability of the WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD and expectations for the acceleration of the transition to 64-layer 3D NAND, that are based on current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: our product offerings may not be available at the price and time we expect, the transition to 64-layer 3D NAND may not accelerate as expected and other risks detailed from time-to-time in Western Digital’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent quarterly report to which your attention is directed. This news release contains information from third parties, which reflect their projections as of the date of issuance. All statements made in this news release are made only as of the date of this release. Western Digital undertakes no obligations to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances change after the date of this release.

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