G-Technology Accelerates Storage for Creative, Mac and Tech Enthusiasts with the G-DRIVE USB-C

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology
and solutions leader, today announced the expansion of its G-Technology®
brand G-DRIVE® storage portfolio with the G-DRIVE® USB-C™ device. The
new drive is designed with creative enthusiasts in mind, delivering
high-capacity storage with USB-C connectivity for next-generation Mac®
and PC computers while simultaneously charging compatible USB-C devices
like the latest MacBook® and MacBook Pro® computers.

Available in capacities up to 10TB, the G-DRIVE USB-C device is built to
provide expansive capacity for storage of HD videos, photos, music,
backups and more in a stylish extruded aluminum enclosure. This G-DRIVE
device features the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface with USB-C connector, which
enables high-speed performance with Mac and Windows® PCs of today and
tomorrow and also ships with a USB-C to USB-A cable for compatibility
with traditional systems with a USB-A connector. With USB Power
Delivery, G-Technology’s G-DRIVE USB-C device provides up to 45 watts of
charging capability through the USB-C port, so users can charge the
latest MacBook or MacBook Pro without the need of a separate charger.

“The addition of the G-DRIVE USB-C external drive provides tech
enthusiasts a single-cable high capacity, high quality storage solution
that meets their individual creative needs,” said Mike Williams, vice
president of Advanced Technologies, Western Digital. “The G-DRIVE USB-C
ensures pros can work seamlessly with the latest computers, and with a
USB-C port and support for USB Power Delivery, it allows a user’s
charging capability to be more efficient without having to worry about
connecting yet another cable to their computer for charging.”

The G-DRIVE USB-C external desktop drive is plug and play on Mac and is
Time Machine® software ready so you’re able to quickly back up all your
files. It can be easily reformatted and is compatible with Windows® PCs.
Included inside the box is the drive, a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to
USB-A cable, and compatibility with computers featuring a ThunderboltTM
3, USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 interface.

The product offers a 3-year limited warranty and will be available to
purchase in the U.S. this quarter, in 10TB, 8TB and 4TB capacities, with
a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $449.95, $349.95, and
$199.95, USD, respectively from g-technology.com and will be available
this quarter through G-Technology resellers around the world. For more
information on G-Technology offerings, 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 USB-C
device and its 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 G-DRIVE USB-C device 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.

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, the G-Technology logo and G-DRIVE are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its
affiliates in the US and/or other countries. Mac, MacBook, MacBook Pro
and Time Machine are trademarks of Apple, Inc. Windows is a trademark or
registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and/or other
countries. Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks 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.

© 2017 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights
reserved.

Contacts

WDC Press Relations
Heather Skinner, 949.672.7920
heather.skinner@wdc.com
or
WDC
Investor Relations
Bob Blair, 949.672.7834
robert.blair@wdc.com