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WESTERN DIGITAL ENHANCES ITS WD GOLD HARD DRIVES CAPACITY BY 25 PERCENT


New Delhi – September 21, 2016–Western Digital Corporation(NASDAQ: WDC), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 10TB for its award-winning color portfolio WD Gold™datacenter hard drives. Designed for modern enterprise storage systems, WD Gold 10TB datacenter hard drives feature HelioSeal® helium-technology for high capacity, power efficient storage for datacenter environments.

WD Gold datacenter hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures. WD Gold 10TB datacenter hard drives feature an optimized design over the existing WD Gold 8TB drives that helps reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of servers and storage systems through an 8 percent operating power reduction while delivering 25 percent more capacity. This benefits IT administrators challenged with keeping up with growing storage demands on limited budgets.

“Our proven history of providing purpose-driven products in digital storage market allow us to provide reliable and compelling storage solutions. With the significant increase in data storage demand, enterprises and cloud infrastructure players have adopted tiered storage architectures to improve storage performance and manage the costs of this growth.”

WD is stretching borders with its new 10TB drives targeted at enterprise and datacentre applications, adding new capacities and employing new technologies that will enable our customers to meet the growing demand of datacenter environments” said Khwaja Saifuddin, Senior Director, Senior Sales Director, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Western Digital. “WD Gold is a key component of our color brand portfolio and reinstates our commitment in specialized storage solutions for the markets we serve.”

WD Gold 10TB datacenter hard drives include:
·         Improved power efficiency –HelioSeal Technology delivers lower power with an increase in capacity. Power efficiency (watts/TB) during operation is improved up to 26 percent over the WD Gold 8TB drive. 
·         Better performance – Up to 21 percent sequential performance improvement over WD Gold 8TB datacenter drives
·         High reliability – WD Gold drives incorporate best-of-breed design, manufacturing and test processes to achieve one of the highest reliability ratings in the industry– 2.5 million hours MTBF (8TB and 10TB offerings)
·         Dedicated Premium Support Line– Western Digital offers a 24/7 premium support line for WD Gold drive and customers can call on our service call centre no. at 1800 200 5789.
    • WD Gold 10TB drive Model Number:  10TB: WD101KRYZ
WD Gold drives are currently available at our India distributors including Ingram Micro, Rashi Paripherals & Iris computers ltd. and resellers. The price for a WD Gold 10 TB drive will be Rs.61,999. More information about the WD Gold hard drives and terms of the limited warranty may be found on the company website at www.wdc.comWestern Digital has a widespread presence in India with its distributors’ branch offices present across 58 locations in India. Further, the company has over 100 drop points & WD Express service touch points.

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.

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