Western Digital Brings Content to Life with a Spotlight on NVMe™ Storage Solutions at IBC 2019

High-Performance SanDisk Cards, Blazing-Fast Rugged G-Technology Solutions and Expansive Portfolio of Data Center Systems Deliver High Performance and Reliability for Every Stage of the Workflow

SAN JOSE, CA - September 13, 2019

Changing the game for every step of the media and entertainment workflow –– Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) is showcasing one of the world's broadest and most trusted portfolios of storage systems and solutions from its SanDisk®, G-Technology™ and Western Digital® brands. The portfolio features a breadth of solutions featuring NVMe technology designed to enhance performance from capture to broadcast to archive.

The company's lineup of NVMe offerings can address anything from traditional production offloading and DIT applications to emerging edge computing architectures, while also enabling massive scalability to meet growing data demands in the industry. From curating, storing, transferring, distributing, editing and archiving content, Western Digital is a leading provider that can simplify and improve the complete workflow. Visit the company's booth (#7.D02) to see how it is helping creative enthusiasts, independent filmmakers, studios, production houses, and broadcast and distribution companies improve productivity, lower total cost of ownership for 2K, 4K, 6K, HFR and UHD workflows, and ultimately, improve the profitability of their projects.

When: September 13 – 17, 2019

Where: IBC 2019, RAI, Amsterdam - Booth #7.D02


Featuring next-generation NVMe technology, the company is showcasing its fastest memory card yet, the SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFexpress™ Card Type B. The new industry-leading card is ideal for photographers and videographers that need the most advanced technology to keep up with increasing demand for high-quality content. With blazing speeds, over three times the speed of its current performance card formats1, the CFexpress card enables consistent recording of RAW 6K video3 and enhanced workflow efficiency. The card is scheduled to be available later this year. Additionally, the company is showing its new 1TB* SanDisk Extreme PRO SD™ UHS-I memory card - the world's fastest 1TB* UHS-I SD card2. Expected to ship at the end of this month, this super high-capacity SD card is perfect for shooting 4K UHD video3 and sequential burst mode photography.

G-Technology professional-grade storage equipment can keep up with the high-pressure workflow demands of creative professionals, whether they are in motion, on location or in the studio. G-Technology products improve the efficiency of digital workflows and protect their high-value media with a wide range of storage solutions that enable creators to push the boundaries of what's possible. For unforgiving, on-the-go environments, G-Technology is showcasing its rugged family portfolio, which includes: ArmorATD™, G-SPEED™ Shuttle SSD with Thunderbolt™ 3, G-DRIVE™ Mobile Pro SSD with Thunderbolt 3, G-DRIVE Mobile SSD, G-SPEED Shuttle with Thunderbolt 3 and its G-SPEED Shuttle XL with Thunderbolt 3, purpose-built for durability and ultimate reliability. G-Technology's portfolio offers a range of external SSDs and HDDs, including an extremely fast portable NVMe SSD (G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD) and ultra-rugged, fast SSD (G-DRIVE Mobile SSD).

Also, at IBC, the company is unveiling an increased capacity with its 5TB* G-Technology ArmorATD™ drive, and also spotlighting its popular NVMe offerings, including the 2TB* G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD and the 32TB* G-SPEED Shuttle SSD with Thunderbolt 3. Additionally, G-Technology's G-TEAM Ambassadors will be onsite sharing workflow tips and techniques.

Western Digital's Data Center Systems (DCS) Portfolio:
The relentless growth of data, and its strategic value, is driving the transformation of storage infrastructure like never before. With data bouncing between production companies, varying post-production facilities, studios and distribution outlets, and even within multiple department siloes, creating, managing and distributing media content creates significant challenges. Whether enabling hybrid cloud or hyperconverged infrastructure environments, real-time analytics, AI/machine learning or other data-intensive workloads, Western Digital delivers the high-performance, unmatched economics, and cost-effective scalability that customers need to protect, mobilize, transform, and extract greater value from data. Western Digital's data center systems solutions on display will include its ActiveScale™ exabyte-scale cloud object storage system, and the Ultrastar® family of storage servers and platforms for DIY and software-defined storage environments.

About Western Digital
Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. As a leader in data infrastructure, the company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

* As used for storage capacity, 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.
1 As compared to SanDisk CFast® cards' performance of up to 525MB/s read and 450MB/s write.
2 Engineered with proprietary technology to reach speeds beyond UHS-I 104MB/s; requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds.
3 RAW 6K and 4K video support may vary based on host device, file attributes, usage conditions and other factors. See www.sandisk.com/HD.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the applications, benefits, capabilities, capacities, features and performance of the SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B, 1TB SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SD card, ArmorATD drive, G-DRIVE Mobile Pro SSD and G-SPEED Shuttle SSD with Thunderbolt 3 storage products. 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, including our most recently filed periodic report 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 the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances change after the date of this release.

© 2019 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology, SanDisk, WD, ActiveScale, ArmorATD, G-DRIVE, G-SPEED, IntelliFlash, SanDisk Extreme PRO, and Ultrastar are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. The NVMe word mark is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc. Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. CFast and CFexpress are trademarks of the CompactFlash Association. The SD mark and logo are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change without notice. Pictures shown may vary from actual products.

Western Digital Technologies, Inc. is the seller of record and licensee in the Americas of SanDisk® products.

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