WD Introduces DVR Expander to Allow Consumers to Save More, Delete Less on Their Digital Video Recorders WD's My Library(TM) Video Edition(TM) Easily Adds Up to 60 Hours of

High-definition Television Entertainment(1)



    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.
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     "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.
 
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SOURCE Western Digital Corp.

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