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HGST Keynotes And Participates In The Flash Memory Summit 2012

August 13, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ Flash Memory Summit 2012 (Booth #809)HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it is participating in the Flash Memory Summit 2012. As a platinum sponsor, HGST will discuss and highlight next-generation storage ecosystems, technologies and trends for cloud and enterprise IT infrastructures.

    WHO:    HGST delivers the broadest hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state
            drive (SSD) portfolio for tiered storage needs in cloud and
            enterprise IT datacenters. Among HGST's most forward-thinking
            customers are the largest big data, internet search, social
            networking, online retail and banking companies that are designing
            vast, next-generation architectures to support the pervasive and
            growing use of social networks, mobile applications, web TV, and
            online video services.

    WHAT:   Keynote: Brendan Collins, vice president of Product Marketing, will
            be delivering a keynote, titled "Four Walls Do Not Make a Data
            Center:  It's the Ecosystem" on Wednesday, August 22 from 2-2:30 pm
            PT.

            Panel Discussion: Ulrich Hansen, director of Market Development, will
            be on an Enterprise SSD panel (Tutorial C-11) on Tuesday, August 21
            from 8:30 to 11:25 am PT, taking about"The SSD Endurance Race: Who's
            Got the Write Stuff?".

            Panel Discussion: Mitch Abbey, senior product line manager for
            Enterprise Solid State Drives, will be discussing "Interface Trends
            for the Enterprise I/O Highway" on August 21 from 2:10 to 4:45 pm
            (SSD Technology panel, Tutorial C-12).

            HGST Booth #809: HGST will be displaying its full Ultrastar(TM)
            enterprise-class SSD and HDD product line and will be showcasing a
            technology demonstration of a 12 gigabit per second (12Gb/s) SAS
            SSD, representing the next performance step in the evolution of SAS,
            the preferred interface technology for enterprise servers and
            storage solutions.

            To see keynotes, panel discussions or exhibit hours, please visit the
            Flash Memory Summit's Program-at-a-Glance. Only exhibits and open
            sessions are open to the public and registration is free before
            August 20. To attend the full conference, please register at
            www.flashmemorysummit.com.

    WHEN:  The Flash Memory Summit 2012, August 21-23, 2012.

    WHERE:  Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa
            Clara, CA 95054.

About HGST
HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company, develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hgst.com.

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Contact:

    Erin Hartin                                           Katie Watson
    HGST                                                  Voce Communications
    Office: 303-284-7790                                  Cell: 408-439-2002
    Erin.Hartin@HGST.com                                  kwatson@vocecomm.com

SOURCE HGST, A Western Digital Company


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