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WD® Green? Hard Drives Win Best Choice Award At COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WD® Green? Hard Drives Win Best Choice Award At COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013

07:57 EDT Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cool and Quiet Drives Awarded for Their Innovative Energy-saving Technologies, Wide Market Acceptance and High Capacity to Meet Today's Data Growth

IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and world leader in storage and connected-life products, today announced that its WD Green? desktop 3.5-inch hard drives have been awarded the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013 Best Choice Award in the Green ICT category.

The Best Choice Award is a technology-industry recognition of distinctive products, judged on functionality, innovation and market potential. This year the judging panel, comprised of government officials, professors, experts and journalists, received more than 400 entries.

Employing the company's WD GreenPower Technology?, WD Green hard drives were the industry's first drives to significantly reduce power consumption when compared to standard hard drives, and have been widely accepted globally, with more than 125 million units shipped since their introduction in 2008. In addition to consuming less power, the purpose-built drives' power-saving technologies result in cooler and quieter operation. Available in capacities up to 3 TB, the WD Green family is designed and manufactured with lead-free, conflict-free and halogen-free materials.

"We are honored by the recognition COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013 is giving the WD Green drives," said Matt Rutledge, vice president of WD's client computing business unit. "Our customers have embraced WD Green drives for their efficiencies and cool and quiet attributes, which are a primary criteria for certain applications. From working closely with our customers, we understand their needs for purpose-built storage technologies, whether they deliver high performance or network capability, or low power consumption, like WD Green drives."

WD Green desktop hard drives will be exhibited at the Best Choice Award display area at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013.  WD will showcase its full product portfolio, latest storage technologies and software solutions addressing thin-and-light mobile devices, cloud datacenter computing and products for the connected lifestyle at booth number L0810 in the World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.wd.com.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.

Western Digital, WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries; WD Green and WD GreenPower Technology are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.

(Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130529/LA21976)

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000711/WDCLOGO)

SOURCE WD

For further information: Heather Skinner, WD Public Relations, 949.672.7920, heather.skinner@wdc.com, or Bob Blair, Western Digital Investor Relations, 949.672.7834, robert.blair@wdc.com

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