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New My Cloud®EX2Ultra Launched


NEW WESTERN DIGITAL PROSUMER NAS STORAGE GIVES CREATIVE PROS
THE POWER TO MULTI-TASK AND EASILY SHARE FILES


New My Cloud®EX2Ultra Delivers High Performance with Up to 16TB Capacity

 New Delhi, India – June 23, 2016Western Digital Corporation(NASDAQ: WDC),a world leader in connected storage solutions, today updated its prosumers solutions with My Cloud EX2 Ultra, a high-performance, two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. The My Cloud EX2UltraNASis designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to automatically sync content across computers, easily share files and folders and enjoy multiple backup options so they can create their own personalized digital library with ease.


“We believe Indian creative professionals and prosumers are in need of ever greater storage options along with faster data processing and media streaming capabilities. They should also have easier ways to store, share and access all of their digital data regardless of location or device," said Khalid Wani, Director, Content Solutions Business, India, Middle East and Africa, WD. “The WD My Cloud EX2 offers ultra-fast transfer rates for high performance media streaming with built-in compatibility with Plex, the globally popular media centre software. Running WD’s My Cloud OS 3 software, the WD My Cloud EX2 UItra makes it possible to access your data anywhere in the world with an internet connectionIt’s the perfect solution for anyone looking for a high performance NAS system.”

My Cloud EX2 Ultra has been upgraded with a powerful 1.3GHz dual-core processor enabling users to get ultra-fast transfer rates for high performance and smooth video streaming. Users also have access to 1GB of DDR3 memory, allowing them to multitask with ease and leverage applications for HD media streaming, surveillance and much more. Several data management and security features allow users to select a preferred method for managing and protecting their movies, photos, music and digital files. Drive management options include RAID 0, RAID 1; JBOD and spanning modes, while data protection options include NAS to NAS, USB, cloud or LAN/WAN backup. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra  NAS comes preconfigured in RAID 1 mode to help protect data right from the start and is easily configurable into other data protection modes.

High Capacity and Ultimate Reliability
From unpopulated to 16 TB capacities[1], the consumers can physically add higher capacity drives (upto 16 TB) to the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra.. Additionally, customers can attach compatible USB 3.0 hard drives to the USB expansion ports on the My Cloud EX2 Ultra to instantly expand their storage capacity. The populated My Cloud EX2 Ultra features the award-winning WD Red® hard drives, specifically built for NAS systems to provide non-stop performance within 24x7 environments. WD Red drives are powered by NASware™ 3.0 technology, improving drive reliability and minimizing data corruption in the event of a power loss or disruption.


Easy Sharing with Anywhere Access
With simplified file and folder sharing, users can send customized, private links that allow recipients read/write access to particular files on the user’s My Cloud EX2 Ultra. Whether on a photo shoot, or editing at home, saving creations at full fidelity and sharing with your entire network is a breeze. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra features an intuitive dashboard, so user accounts can be created, features customized and storage can be monitored with ease. With MyCloud.com web access, or the My Cloud mobile app, users can access their media and manage users from any internet connected device. With WD Sync™, users can automatically synchronize their media and files across their computers and their My Cloud device with the confidence that their computer content is up to date and accessible from all devices.

Advanced Features
My Cloud EX2 Ultra includes advanced data serving options including an integrated FTP and WebDAV server, backup server, P2P download server and Microsoft Active Directory support. Additionally, users can download and run a host of third party apps, including, Plex®, MilestoneArcus™surveillance, aMule, Icecast, Joomla!®, Anti-Virus Essentials, WordPress®, SqueezeCenter, and more. Users can also stream videos and photos to connected TVs, media players, gaming consoles and other DLNA®/UPnP® devices with  the included Twonky 7.2 DLNA-certified 1.5 media server, and built-in iTunes® support.

Price and Availability
My Cloud EX2 Ultra range is currently available at select Indian retailers at a price of Rs 17,499.00 for the diskless My Cloud EX2 Ultra and Rs 35,499.00 for the 4TBThe WD My Cloud mobile app currently is available for download for free from the Apple App StoreSM and Google PlayTM. My Cloud EX2Ultra comes with a two-year limited warranty on the diskless device and a three-year limited warranty on the pre-configured devices.

Compatibility
My Cloud EX2Ultra is compatible with Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista®, OSX®El Capitan™, Yosemite™, Mavericks™, Mountain Lion™as well as DLNA®/UPnP® enabled devices.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the approximate price and estimated availability of the My Cloud EX2 Ultra, the growth of digital storage needs, as well as the demand for ongoing streaming capability. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak as of the date hereof, and WD undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

About Western Digital
Founded in 1970, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. It is a long-time innovator in the storage industry. Western Digital Corporation is responding to changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage products with effective technology deployment, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Its products are marketed under the HGST and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers. Financial and investor information is available on the company's Investor Relations website atinvestor.wdc.com.
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Western Digital, WD, My Cloud, WD Red, and the WD logo are registered trademarks and WD My Cloud, NASware, and WD Syncare trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries; Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.Mac, iTunes andOS X are registered trademarks and App Store, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mountain Lion and Mavericks are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companiesincluding: Plex, Milestone Arcus, Joomla!, WordPress, DLNA, UPnP, and Google Play. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

EDITOR’S NOTES:
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