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  • 27 July 2016 09:30

THE NEW WD PRO SERIES SIMPLIFIES CONTENT CREATORS’ WORKFLOW

My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro Together Provide Fast, Reliable Back-up and Transfer While on a Remote Shoot or in the Studio


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SYDNEY, Australia – July 27, 2016Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today announced Australian and New Zealand availability of the WD Pro Series: My Passport® Wireless Pro Wi-Fi® mobile storage and My Cloud® Pro Series network attached storage (NAS). Designed specifically for the creative community, the WD Pro Series enables seamless transfer of content between devices, with classic WD reliability and speed, regardless of whether users are on a remote shoot, in the studio or editing at home. The products use the My Cloud mobile app – the new version of the app will be launched with the My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro Series and be compatible with the Adobe® Creative Cloud®. In addition, both the My Passport Wireless Pro and My Cloud Pro Series devices are also compatible with the Plex™ Media Server and My Cloud OS 3 software for easy editing, streaming and sharing of content.

“Portability, reliability, capacity, speed and interoperability are crucial for creative professionals, whose very livelihoods rely on the strength of the technology they use to store their life’s work,” said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing for content solutions at WD. “We created the WD Pro Series as a comprehensive, feature-rich storage solution designed to fit seamlessly into their workflow, regardless of where the work actually happens, so storage, transfer, back-up, editing and even streaming options are readily available.”

My Passport Wireless Pro
My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage lets creative professionals and enthusiasts leave the laptop behind when on a shoot. Using the direct Wi-Fi connection, creators can automatically backup files from compatible cameras, as well as save, edit and transfer work seamlessly from up to eight other devices connected to the drive. Tethered connections are also available for faster transfers and include a built-in SD card reader as well as a USB 2.0 port.

Available in capacities up to 3TB, the My Passport Wireless Pro device also features up to 10 hours of battery life* and a built-in battery pack that can even be used to charge phones and other devices like digital or video cameras.

To ensure creative professionals can continue to work while in the field, My Passport Wireless Pro devices include compatibility with Adobe’s Creative Cloud for mobile photo and video editing, as well as compatibility with Plex Media Server, which is capable of playing up to four streams of content while on-the-go.

My Cloud Pro Series network attached storage
When the shoot is over and it’s time for editing or studio work, the My Cloud Pro Series NAS devices take the reins seamlessly. Offering up to 32TB of storage, the My Cloud Pro Series NAS are optimised to import from cameras/memory card readers and other USB storage with a simple one touch backup button. Simply connect your cameras and compatible USB storage devices, press a button, and your new files are easily backed up/imported.

In addition to giving creative professionals and enthusiasts a reliable place to store their files, this fast, high capacity drive features a hardware accelerated video processor. Its powerful transcoding capabilities mean the My Cloud Pro Series NAS can ingest, edit, store and stream content to and from popular formats, including 4K video. These capabilities compliment a robust, integrated application suite, which includes compatibility with Plex Media Server for storing and optimising media libraries and compatibility with Adobe’s Creative Cloud for editing and finalising them.

The My Cloud Pro Series NAS gives the creative community significantly more control while they are away from their workstation, using WD’s My Cloud app and MyCloud.com remote access, and despite its professional caliber, is still easy to set up and use.

Pricing and Availability
My Passport Wireless Pro
Availability: My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi at select Australian and New Zealand retailers and distributors.
Warranty: 2-year limited warranty. Terms and conditions of WD’s limited warranty may be found on the WD website.

Product Capacity RRP AUD Availability AU RRP NZD Availability NZ
My Passport Wireless Pro 2TB $389 AUD 15th August $439.99 NZD 22nd August
My Passport Wireless Pro 3TB $449 AUD 15th August $499.99 NZD 22nd August

Australian Distributors: Synnex AU, Dicker Data
New Zealand Distributors: Synnex NZ

My Cloud Pro Series NAS
Availability: The My Cloud Pro Series will be available at select Australian and New Zealand retailers and distributors.
Warranty: The My Cloud Pro Series will also offer a 2-year limited warranty for diskless models and 3-year limited warranty for populated models. Terms and conditions of WD’s limited warranty may be found on the WD website.
Product Part Number Capacity RRP AUD Availability AU RRP NZD Availability NZ
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (2 Bay) PR2100 0TB $849.99 AUD TBC $899.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (2 Bay) PR2100 4TB $1249.99 AUD 1st August $1299.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (2 Bay) PR2100 8TB $1449.99 AUD 1st August $1499.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (2 Bay) PR2100 12TB $1649.99 AUD 1st August $1749.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (2 Bay) PR2100 16TB $1899.99 AUD TBC $1999.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (4 Bay) PR4100 0TB $1099.99 AUD TBC $1199.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (4 Bay) PR4100 8TB $1799.99 AUD 1st August $1849.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (4 Bay) PR4100 16TB $2499.99 AUD 1st August $2549.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (4 Bay) PR4100 24TB $2999.99 AUD 1st August $3049.99 NZD TBC
My Cloud Pro Series NAS (4 Bay) PR4100 32TB $3499.99 AUD 1st August $3569.99 NZD TBC

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.

*Based on streaming HD 720p, 3 Mbps video to one device over Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz single band only. Actual battery life depends on file size, type, format, bitrate, devices connected, Wi-Fi connectivity, settings and other factors.

Apps, services, and other features are subject to change based on your location, software version, device model, and third party service providers.

Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, My Cloud, My Passport, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. Adobe and Creative Cloud are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Plex and Plex Media Server are trademarks of Plex and used under a license. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Product specifications subject to change without notice. Not all products may be available in all regions of the world. As used for storage capacity, one gigabyte = one billion bytes and one terabyte = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

© 2016 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates.

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