Western Digital to Host Technology Innovation Event

San Jose, CA - October 04, 2017

Exhibition to Showcase Foundational Technologies Designed to Keep Pace with Exponential Growth in Data

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced it will host a technology event for media and analysts in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 9:30 a.m Pacific / 12:30 p.m. Eastern.

The informative exhibition of a new generation of technologies that promise to fuel the preservation and access of Big Data for the next decade will be available via live webcast at www.wd.com/technologyevent101117 for anyone to attend. The webcast archive will be available shortly after the live event.

About Western Digital
Western Digital 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. Financial and investor information is available on the company's Investor Relations website at investor.wdc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements concerning our technology and product development efforts. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on Aug. 29, 2017, to which your attention is directed. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.


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