Last $94.30 USD
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Volume 1.4M
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western digital corp (WDC) Snapshot

Open
$93.51
Previous Close
$94.36
Day High
$95.42
Day Low
$93.51
52 Week High
07/3/14 - $96.67
52 Week Low
08/29/13 - $59.36
Market Cap
22.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.6M
EPS TTM
$7.36
Shares Outstanding
235.1M
EX-Date
06/25/14
P/E TM
12.8x
Dividend
$1.60
Dividend Yield
1.33%
Current Stock Chart for WESTERN DIGITAL CORP (WDC)

western digital corp (WDC) Details

Western Digital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells storage products and solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content. It provides hard drives and solid-state hybrid drives for desktop and mobile personal computers (PCs); and hard drives and solid-state drives for performance enterprise and capacity enterprise markets. The company also offers drives used in consumer electronic solutions, such as digital video recorders, gaming consoles, set top boxes, camcorders, and entertainment and navigation systems in automobiles. In addition, it provides hard drives embedded into WD, HGST, and G-Technology branded external storage appliances with capacities ranging from 500 GB to 24 TB, as well as using various interfaces, such as USB 2.0, USB 3.0, external SATA, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and Ethernet network connections. The company sells its products to computer manufacturers, resellers, and retailers worldwide. It serves storage subsystem suppliers, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and PC and Mac providers. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

85,777 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/19/13
Founded in 1970

western digital corp (WDC) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and President of West...
Total Annual Compensation: $796.3K
President of HGST
Total Annual Compensation: $722.6K
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales &...
Total Annual Compensation: $482.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

western digital corp (WDC) Key Developments

Western Digital Announces Appointment of Paula A. Price to its Board of Directors

Western Digital(R) Corp. announced the appointment of Paula A. Price to its board of directors. Ms. Price, 52, is currently senior lecturer at Harvard Business School in the Accounting and Management Unit. She was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ahold USA until January 2014. Ms. Price will be subject to re-appointment at the next Western Digital annual meeting of shareholders. Ms. Price has also been appointed to serve on the board's Audit Committee. With this appointment, Western Digital's board now comprises 13 directors, 12 of whom are external and independent.

WD Introduces My Book(R) Duo, New Desktop Storage Solutions for Home and Office

WD introduced My Book(R) Duo (TM), the newest member of its line of desktop storage solutions for home and office. Utilizing two drives, hardware-level RAID and USB 3.0, My Book Duo delivers massive capacity and file transfer speeds not available on single-drive solutions. Available in 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB capacities, My Book Duo also comes with software that creates secure local, cloud and system-level backups for complete data protection. My Book Duo's dual-drive design offers superior performance with USB 3.0 connection to enable transfer speeds up to 290 MB/s. Optimized for small RAID environments, the integrated WD Red hard drives with true hardware RAID increase performance and reduce data bottlenecks. Preconfigured in RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) 0 for maximum performance and capacity, My Book Duo offers users the flexibility to take advantage of mirror mode (RAID 1) for ultimate data protection or use JBOD configuration to use the drives individually. In mirror mode (RAID 1) the drives continuously maintains a second copy of all digital files for real-time data backup. One drive is used to store the user's data while the second drive is used for a duplicate copy. In the unlikely event that one drive fails, all of the user's data is still available from the other drive. Software available on My Book Duo offers various forms of data protection with local, cloud and system-level backup through WD SmartWare Pro backup software and Acronis True Image software WD Edition. The automatic and continuous settings within WD SmartWare Pro make file and folder backups quick and easy. My Book Duo offers multiple data protection and access benefits to Dropbox account users. Dropbox data can be securely backed up to the local hard drive and integrated cloud backup to Dropbox accounts with WD Smartware Pro to provide safe, offsite storage of critical files -- creating an extra layer of protection. Additionally, with My Book Duo, users can then access information saved in the cloud with Dropbox Web access. In addition to the performance benefits of hardware RAID, My Book Duo is engineered with optimum security in mind. My Book Duo has 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection to provide ultimate hardware and software security. My Book Duo is designed with a convenient user-serviceable enclosure and a handy USB hub on the back of the device which allows for connection of mobile phones, tablets and more for charging or data transfer, or to help de-clutter the workstation area. Additional features include: Interface: USB 3.0 (x3); Drives on board: WD Red hard drives; Available capacities: 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB; Data management: RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD; independent CPU for RAID volume management; Security: Hardware RAID, Hardware Encryption, Password Protection; Compatibility: NTFS (default) + Reformat to HFS + J for Mac; Software: WD SmartWare(TM) Pro, Dropbox(TM) cloud integration, Acronis True Image Software WD Edition, WD Security(TM), WD Drive Utilities; Limited Warranty: 2-Year regional warranty. My Book Duo comes with a two-year limited regional warranty. Recommended pricing for My Book Duo is $279.99 for 4 TB, $349.99 for 6 TB, and $449.99 for 8 TB.

Western Digital to Demonstrate First PCI Express Hard Drives at Computex 2014

Western Digital will be demonstrating the first PCI Express hard drives at Computex Taipei, June 3-4, 2014. Enabled with key technology partners, WD's prototype introduces the new SATA Express interface, a form of PCI Express technology, which is offered on recently launched Intel(R) series-9 chipset motherboard platforms. The SATA Express interface provides a roadmap for faster speeds, lower power consumption and increased flexibility for future OEM designs. The road to the world's first demonstration of SATA Express has been in development for almost 3 years. In 2011, SATA-IO, the group responsible for charting the future of SATA, announced that it was developing a new specification that would fundamentally change the core technology behind SATA by melding it with the more advanced PCI Express computer interface. In 2013, the SATA Express specification was announced; and just one year later, WD and selected partners have realized a prototype of what is expected to be the next generation of storage technology. By moving to PCI Express, the industry marries the world's most popular storage bus with the world's most popular computer bus. This union provides a solid growth path to innovate new capability, while preserving the ability to plug legacy SATA drives into new SATA Express based computers. In another innovation, SATA Express allows cable connections with lower costs, by removing the PCI Express Sync line via SRIS (Separate RefClock with Independent SSC), which lowers the overall cable cost. The SATA Express interface will be demonstrated in systems from WD's key partners at Computex to show the operational interface with their new platforms. This new SATA Express infrastructure allows customers to work with SSDs, SSHDs, and HDDs on a single common bus. WD's demonstration prototype leverages standard AHCI drivers and is compatible with all known, currently supported client operating system releases.

 

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