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New Rack-Mount Storage Server Connects, Protects And Enables Collaboration For Small Businesses New WD Sentinel™ RX4100 Offers Advanced Network Storage Features at SMB Pricing

IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WD®, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC) and world leader in digital storage solutions, today expanded its product portfolio addressing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) with the addition of WD Sentinel™ RX4100, its first 1U rack-mount small business storage server.

"Following upon the success of our first SMB storage server, the WD Sentinel™ DX4000, we are responding to customer and partner requests to expand our portfolio with a solution for customers that have a rack based computing infrastructure," said Thomas Gallivan, vice president of marketing for WD's SMB solutions group. "The WD Sentinel RX4100 delivers a unified storage solution that's easy to install, seamlessly integrates into Windows environments with Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and offers complete data protection and secure remote access to a business's data."

Connection
WD Sentinel RX4100 is a simple and affordable way for SMBs to centralize and store all of their documents and digital assets in one secure location. While installation and setup is simple and intuitive, the product delivers enterprise-class features such as RAID protection, automatic server-based backup and restoration capabilities, redundant network and power options, as well as integrated network attached storage (NAS) functionality and iSCSI SAN capabilities for virtualized network environments.

Protection
WD Sentinel offers a complete data protection solution and helps safeguard SMBs against data loss. WD Sentinel RX4100 comes with Microsoft Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials operating system and includes the software to back-up 25 Windows and Mac OS client computers in the network. The product features pre-installed WD hard drives, optimized for reliability, quality and performance, factory configured in RAID 5 for data protection against drive failure.

Backing up and restoring stored data is automated with options for complete bare-metal backup and restoration of the entire system, as well as incremental backups and restoration for specific files. Mac OS systems can back up to WD Sentinel RX4100 using Time Machine® backup utility. In the event of a accidental data loss or computer failure, WD Sentinel's easy restore function finds lost files, and then quickly restores them to their previous location, or allows the customers to restore the entire computer image, including the OS, program files, data and settings.   

Collaboration
WD Sentinel RX4100 serves as "on-premise cloud storage," securing data in one central location in the office that can then be easily accessed from anywhere, encouraging collaboration among employees in distributed offices or among remote workers from any device via a web browser. WD also offers a third party disaster recovery option with KeepVault™ online storage that comes standard in the WD Sentinel RX4100 dashboard. WD customers can have the benefit of on-premise cloud with the WD Sentinel RX4100 as well as the safety that comes with an integrated off-site storage solution for their critical business data. 

Compatibility
WD Sentinel RX4100 is certified to be compatible with a variety of Operating Systems (OS) including Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, as well as Mac OS® X Leopard®, Snow Leopard®, Lion™ and Mountain Lion™.

Availability
WD Sentinel RX4100 is available with populated drive configurations in 8 TB, 12 TB and 16 TB capacities, through select U.S. distributors and online at the wdstore.com. Additionally, the Sentinel line of products are available through WD authorized SMB resellers and VARs in the US and Canada.

Pricing
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $1,899.00 USD for 8 TB, $1,999.00 USD for 12 TB and $2,349.00 USD for the 16 TB configurations. WD Sentinel RX4100 SMB storage servers are covered by a three-year limited warranty. Additionally, WD Guardian™ Services offers flexible, affordable and hassle-free technical support and extended warranty plans with a variety of benefits. For plan information visit www.wdguardian.com.

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, Calif. 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 in the U.S. and other countries; WD Sentinel is a trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac, Mac OS, X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Time Machine 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 companies. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

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