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3355 Michelson Drive

Suite 100

Irvine, CA 92612

United States

Phone: 949-672-7000

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Western Digital Corporation operates as a developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content. The company designs and makes storage devices and home entertainment products under the HGST, WD, and G-Technology brands. The company’s principal products are hard drives that use various rotating magnetic disks (magnetic media) to store and allow fast access to data. It operates its global business through two independent subsidiaries due to regulatory requirements — Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Holdings Pte. Ltd. (HGST) and Western Digital Corporation (WD). HGST and WD have relationships with a range of customers addressing storage opportunities. These include storage subsystem suppliers, Internet and social media infrastructure players, and personal computer (PC) and Mac providers. Through HGST and WD, the company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, resellers, and consumers. Products and Solutions The company offers a line of storage products and solutions to meet the storage needs of its end users. Its hard drives include 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors, capacities ranging from 30 gigabytes (GB) to 4 terabytes (TB), nominal rotation speeds approximately 15,000 revolutions per minute, and interfaces, such as fibre channel, serial advanced technology attachment (SATA), and serial attached SCSI (small computer system interface) (SAS). The company’s solid-state drives include 2.5-inch, mSATA, MO-297 and CompactFlash form factors, capacities ranging from 128 MB to 400 GB, and interfaces, such as SAS, SATA, and parallel advanced technology attachment. The company also provides in the mobile computing market of smart phones and tablets with standalone WD software applications, such as WD Photos and WD 2GO for iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms. Client: Desktop and Notebook PCs Client compute solutions consist of hard drives and solid-state hybrid drives for desktop and mobile PCs. The company’s client compute storage solutions include hard drives designed for use in desktop PCs requiring high performance and capacity with various attributes, such as low cost per GB, quiet acoustics, low power consumption and protection against shocks. In addition, it provides hard drives designed for use in mobile PCs and requiring high performance and capacity with various ranges of performance and attributes, such as low power consumption for extended battery life and cooler operation, quiet acoustics, and protection against shocks. The company’s newest hard drives for mobile PCs are low-profile to address the Ultrabook PC and tablet markets, including 2.5-inch hard drives and solid-state hybrid drives. These drives offer 500 GB of storage capacity and high performance-enabling solid-state hybrid drive technology. The company also offers SATA hard drives primarily designed for home and small office network attached storage systems and optimized for energy efficiency, as well as hard drives designed for single-user computing systems, such as professional systems for video editing and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing applications and desktop PC applications, including gaming. Enterprise Storage Solutions Enterprise storage products consist of hard drives and solid-state drives for performance enterprise and capacity enterprise markets. The company’s enterprise storage solutions include performance drives, which are optimized for performance applications. Within performance drives, it offers large form factor drives, which provide high capacity storage, primarily for data storage systems, and small form factor drives, which provide a range of capacity and performance levels primarily for use in enterprise servers, supporting high volume online transactions, data analysis, and other enterprise applications. The company’s enterprise storage solutions also include capacity drives, which provide enterprise class reliability at the lowest cost per GB and are primarily for use in data storage systems, in tiered storage models and where data must be stored reliably for years. Addit

 

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