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  • 25 October 2016 09:30

WESTERN DIGITAL INTRODUCES WD BLUE AND WD GREEN SOLID STATE DRIVES

The new SSDs complement the company’s industry leading family of hard drives for PCs and workstations, providing a full portfolio of WD storage devices for virtually any application.


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SYDNEY, Australia, October 25, 2016 -- Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced WD Blue® and WD Green® solid state drives (SSDs), the first WD-branded SATA client SSDs. The new SSDs complement the company’s industry leading family of hard drives for PCs and workstations, providing a full portfolio of WD storage devices for virtually any application.

The ultimate solution for building DIY PCs, extending the life of current PCs or upgrading existing storage, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs boast near-maximum speed of SATA drives, best-in-class endurance and MTTF and WD Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) Lab certification, resulting in quick boot times and increased program responsiveness. Consumers benefit from the combination of reliable storage with an industry-leading 1.75M hours MTTF, coupled with reduced power and less heat when compared to HDDs. Both include free, downloadable, WD SSD Dashboard software, which allows continuous performance and capacity monitoring. For consumers who are looking for instant-on responsiveness, durability, low power consumption, and ultra-thin, ultramobile form factors, the WD Blue and WD Green SSDs are the perfect options.

“There is significant demand among our core WD resellers and consumers for a broad set of flash-based storage options,” says Eyal Bek, senior director, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital. “The expansive reach of the WD channel enables availability of a Western Digital SSD solution. We are very proud to have developed and launched WD Blue and WD Green SSDs, and believe they’ll provide the instant-on, reliability and capacity benefits our customers have been demanding.”

WD Blue SSD

For customers looking for enhanced SATA performance, WD Blue SSDs are optimised for multitasking and resource-heavy applications. Perfect in either a notebook or desktop PC, WD Blue SSDs are available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities, in a 2.5-inch/7mm form factor. The WD Blue SSD offers up to 545MB/s and 525MB/s sequential read and write speeds, and endurance up to 400 TBW.

WD Green SSD

WD Green SSDs deliver essential-class performance, and are a great option for everyday use. Available in a 2.5-inch/7mm form factor at 120GB and 240GB capacities, WD Green SSDs deliver an ultra-low power-draw, enabling PC users to work longer between battery charges. WD Green features sequential read and write times of up to 540MB/s and 405MB/s and endurance up to 80TBW.

Both WD Blue SSDs and WD Green SSDs are protected by a 3-year limited warranty.

Pricing and Availability

Products: WD Blue and WD Green SSD
Availability: Now
Warranty: 3-year limited warranty
Australian Distributors: Synnex AU
New Zealand Distributors: Synnex NZ

Product
Capacity
Part Number
RRP AUD
RRP NZD
WD Blue SSD
250GB
WDS250G1B0A
$129.00 AUD
$139.00 NZD
WD Blue SSD
500GB
WDS500G1B0A
$219.00 AUD
$249.00 NZD
WD Blue SSD
1TB
WDS100T1B0A
$434.00 AUD
$489.00 NZD
Product
Capacity
Part Number
RRP AUD
RRP NZD
WD Green SSD
120GB
WDS120G1G0A
$69.00 AUD
$79.00 NZD
WD Green SSD
240GB
WDS240G1G0A
$109.00 AUD
$129.00 NZD

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.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the approximate price and estimated product availability of the WD Green SSD, that are based on current expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: our product offerings may not be available at the price and time we expect, and other risks detailed from time-to-time in Western Digital’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K to which your attention is directed. This news release contains information from third parties, which reflect their projections as of the date of issuance. All statements made in this news release are made only as of the date of this release. Western Digital undertakes no obligations to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances change after the date of this release.

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, WD Blue and WD Green are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. 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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