LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Expanding consumers' TV recording capabilities by up to hundreds of hours, Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced its My Library(TM) Video Edition(TM) DVR Expander. Capable of storing up to 300 hours of digital standard-definition (SD) or 60 hours of high-definition (HD) television programming based on 500 GB of hard drive storage, consumers can instantly expand their recording capacity by simply attaching the DVR Expander to one of the millions of Scientific Atlanta 8300 DVR Series set-tops currently deployed in the U.S. The My Library Video Edition is perfect for consumers who need more room to store the ever-expanding HD entertainment options offered by their service providers. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070628/AQTH074 ) "As the adoption of storage-hungry HDTV continues to grow, the demand for additional storage becomes increasingly important to consumers," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics businesses. "When it comes to entertainment, adding WD's DVR Expander to their DVR lets consumers save more of their TV shows giving them greater control and convenience." Compatibility My Library DVR Expander has been tested for compatibility with Scientific Atlanta 8300 Series digital video recorders (including models 8300 HD, 8300 MR and 8300 HD-MR). Further compatibility of the My Library Video Edition DVR Expander is planned as other cable and satellite DVR manufacturers enable the eSATA (external SATA) ports on their currently-deployed DVRs. Availability and Pricing The My Library Video Edition DVR Expander is available now in the United States by ordering directly from WD at http://www.shopwd.com. Pricing for My Library Video Edition DVR Expander with 500 GB is $199.99 USD. A 3-D view, downloadable product images and more information on the My Library Video Edition storage products may be found at http://www.wdc.com/en/flash/index.asp?family=wdfMyLibrary_G1S. 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 close-at-hand and secure from loss. WD applies its storage expertise to consumer products for external, portable and shared storage products. 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. Western Digital, WD and the WD logo are registered trademarks; My Library, and Video Edition are trademarks 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. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. One gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. (1) Your results may vary. The total program hours that can be stored depends upon the format and data rate of the programming source, operating environment and other factors. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000711/WDCLOGO)
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