Award-Winning G-DRIVE®, G-RAID® and G-SPEED® Families that Optimize Performance with Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology will be Showcased at BroadcastAsia2017

 Bangkok, May 22, 2017 – Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced upgrades to its award-winning G-Technology® product lines, including the addition of Thunderbolt™ 3 and USB-C™ connectivity technologies. To be on display at BroadcastAsia2017 for the first time, the upgrades optimize the speed and performance of these drives, meeting the growing needs of creative professionals who are capturing and transferring vast amounts of high-resolution content.

“G-Technology recognizes the need for a complete workflow solution that takes advantage of the power of Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing, Client Solutions, Western Digital. “The result is a substantial upgrade across several product lines that delivers reliable, fast, and easy-to-use storage solutions to fit the current and future needs of our customers.”

Built for creative professionals, including videographers and digital photographers, who require storage solutions that keep up with their intensive data needs and creative applications, G-Technology’s upgraded devices offer complete, high-capacity workflow solutions that seamlessly integrate into the larger Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem.

 “Creative professionals today want storage options that are not just high capacity but cutting-edge in terms of technology. As a filmmaker myself, who shuttles between the editing studio and the field, I need gear that is fast, easy to set up, and dependable” , says Clinton Harn, cinematographer and content producer. ” I find that G-Technology has been able to meet the full spectrum of my storage needs. With their enterprise-grade performance and quality, G-Technology drives are built to deliver for professional use. They have put the “sexy” back into data storage and media management”

WDC will be showcasing its award-winning G-Technology® product lines, including the G-DRIVE®, G-RAID® and G-SPEED® families, at BroadcastAsia 2017 between the 23 to 25 May 2017 at booth number 6Q2-01 at Suntec Singapore level 6.

At the event, Clinton Harn, will be hosting a meet and greet session at the G-Technology booth (6Q2-01) on 23 and 24 May 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. He will also be speaking at BroadcastAsia 2017 Innovation Hub on 24 May 2017 from 2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m on the topic of “Workflow, Media Acquisition and Housekeeping Tips.”

Features and Availability:

G-DRIVE® with Thunderbolt 3

G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3 (available now at  THB28,799 for 12TB and THB25,199 for 10TB, all prices displayed exclude VAT) – Designed for creative professionals in mind, the high performance storage solution features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port (supports USB 3.1 Gen 1). Users can conveniently daisy chain up to five additional devices, allowing them to stay connected to multiple drives and quickly move HD videos and 4K footage through a single connection. With capacities up to 12TB, heavy workloads and mission-critical data users have peace of mind with thelong-lasting reliability of the HGST-brand Ultrastar® 7200RPM Enterprise-class hard drive inside.

 G-RAID® with Thunderbolt 3

G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3 (available now at THB71,999 for 24TB, all prices displayed exclude VAT) – This high-performance, removable dual-hard drive RAID 0, 1 or JBOD storage system features Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI® 2.0, along with the ability to plug in 4K 60 HDR displays and editing tools, allowing creative professionals to quickly access, browse, edit, and backup digital libraries. Removeable Ultrastar 7200RPM Enterprise-class drives allow flexibility and reliability that is suitable for the most demanding creative projects, including multi-stream HD, 2K, 4K, and HDR video workflows.

 G-SPEED® Shuttle XL

G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 (available now at THB367,199 (excluding VAT) for 96TB) – Able to handle demanding multi-stream workflows of 4K and beyond, both on location and in the studio, the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 offers hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6,10, and 50 configurations in an 8-bay transportable solution. Equipped with Ultrastar Enterprise-class hard drives for enhanced reliability and transfer rates up to 2000MB/s*, creative professionals have the ultimate storage solution for demanding video workflows and high-capacity storage.

G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters  (available now at THB280,799 (excluding VAT) for 72 TB) – Similar to the G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3, the integrated ev Series bay adapters improve workflow options and productivity by enabling cross-functionality with all ev Series drives. Designed with two ev Series bay adapters for use with ev Series drive modules and ev Series readers, users can experience enhanced reliability coupled with fast transfer rates up to 1500MB/s*.

The above G-Technology’s storage solutions use Ultrastar Enterprise-class drives and are backed by an industry-leading 5-year limited warranty. G-Technology’s storage solutions come pre-formatted for Mac® computers and can be easily reformatted for Windows® computers with the G-Technology Windows Format Wizard.

For more information on the full product portfolio from G-Technology, please visit www.g-technology.com.

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About Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused 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 includes forward-looking statements, including the expected availability, pricing and performance of the G-DRIVE with Thunderbolt 3, G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3, G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3 and G-SPEED Shuttle XL with ev Series bay adapters and their features and benefits to customers.  There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: the devices mentioned hereing may not be available when we expect; volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including our most recently filed periodic report to which your attention is directed. We do not intend to update the information contained in this release.

*As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second.

GTechnology 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, the G-Technology logo, G-DRIVE, G-RACK, G-SPEED and Ultrastar are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affi­liates in the US and/or other countries. Macis a trademark of Apple, Inc. HDMI is a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. USB-C is a trademark of USB Implementers Forum, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. Product specifications subject to change without notice. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not all products are available in all regions of the world.

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