Popular WD Passport(R) Now Available With a Whopping 320 GB of Storage WD Passport Portable Storage Makes a Perfect Holiday Gift

    LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Just in time to
 make a perfect holiday gift, WD(R) (NYSE:   WDC) today announced that its new
 320 GB capacity WD Passport(R) Portable Drives are now available at select
 retailers and this week at WD's online store (http://www.shopwd.com). This
 sharp increase in storage capacity puts almost a third of a terabyte of
 digital storage in the palm of your hand.
     WD Passport Portable Drives have become popular worldwide for their
 plug-and-play capability, stylish, ultra-portable design, and sleek
 piano-black finish. At less than five ounces, this lightweight drive fits
 neatly in a pocket or backpack and is the perfect gadget to back up today's
 increasingly large files.
     WD Sync(TM) software allows consumers to take desktop content with them
 by simplifying the synchronization of essential personal files and
 Microsoft(R) Outlook(R) data on a PC. Should owners misplace the drive,
 they know their data is protected with 128-bit encryption. Google(TM)
 software on the drive allows users to quickly locate files with the Google
 Desktop Search(TM) search tool, manage photos with Picasa(TM) photo
 organizer software and simplify Web searches with the Google Toolbar(TM)
 search bar.
     "The need for travel-friendly storage devices continues to be an area
 that is growing immensely with the advent of rich media content generated
 by consumers," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's
 branded products group. "It's not only music that's consuming space on
 desktops. Higher resolution pictures and HD videos eat up storage very
 quickly so we're excited to make a portable 320 GB solution available for
 consumers on the move."
     A product specification sheet and photos of WD Passport Portable Drives
 are available on the company's Web site at
     Price and Availability
     WD Passport Portable Drives and WD Passport carrying cases are
 available now at select retail stores and are expected this week at WD's
 online store (http://www.shopwd.com). MSRP for the WD Passport Portable
 Drive 320 GB is $229.99 USD.
     About WD
     WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders,
 provides products and services for people and organizations that collect,
 manage and use digital information. The company produces reliable,
 high-performance hard drives that keep users' data accessible and secure
 from loss. WD applies its storage expertise to consumer products for
 external, portable and shared storage applications.
     WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to
 leading systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the
 Western Digital and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the
 company's Web site (http://www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of
 financial and investor information.
     This press release contains forward-looking statements, including
 statements relating to availability of the 320 GB capacity WD Passport
 Portable Drives and the growing demand for travel-friendly storage devices.
 These forward-looking statements are based on current management
 expectations, and actual results may differ materially as a result of
 several factors, including: supply and demand conditions in the hard drive
 industry and business conditions generally; and other risks and
 uncertainties listed in WD's recent SEC filings, including its form 10-Q
 for the fiscal quarter of 2008. WD undertakes no obligation to update these
 forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or for any
 other reason.
     Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and WD Passport are registered
 trademarks; WD Sync is a trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
 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. 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. One terabyte (TB)
 = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on
 operating environment.
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SOURCE Western Digital Corp.

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