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Media Alert: HGST to Demonstrate Big Data Storage Solutions at O’Reilly Strata Conference, Booth #1100

February 11, 2014

HGST End-User Harvard Clean Energy Project to Present “Big Data Maps to Renewable Energy”

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — O’Reilly Strata Conference (Booth #1100) — Enterprise storage leader HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that at the O’Reilly Strata Conference (@strataconf) the company will demonstrate how its high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) and enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs) are helping data centers manage explosive petabyte (PB) growth while balancing the right mix of performance, capacity and power to efficiently scale. Additionally, HGST end-user, Kai Trepte, lead software engineer for the Harvard Clean Energy Project, will lead a special session titled “Big Data Maps to Renewable Energy.”

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    Who:                HGST exhibiting at the
                        O'Reilly Strata Conference

    Where:              5001 Great America Pkwy,
                         Santa Clara Convention
                         Center, Santa Clara, Booth
                         #1100

    Product Showcase:

                    --   4.8TB
                        FlashMAXTM
                        II
                        Capacity
                        PCIe flash
                        card
                        offers
                        unconditional
                        performance
                        and low
                        latency
                        combined
                        with the
                        industry's
                        highest
                        storage
                        capacity
                        in the
                        smallest
                        footprint

                    --   Based on
                        the
                        innovative
                        HelioSeal(TM)
                        platform,
                        the
                        Ultrastar(R)
                        He6,  is
                        the
                        world's
                        first
                        helium-
                        sealed HDD
                        that
                        delivers
                        the
                        highest
                        HDD
                        capacity
                        on the
                        market
                        with the
                        lowest
                        customer
                        TCO in a
                        standard
                        3.5-inch
                        form
                        factor

    When:              February 11-13, 2014

                        Exhibits:  Tuesday, February
                        11 from 5 -6:30 pm;
                        Wednesday, February 12 from
                        10 am - 4:30 pm and 5:30 -
                        7 pm; and Thursday,
                        February 13 from 10 am - 4
                        pm

                        Presentation:  Harvard's
                        Clean Energy Project: Big
                        Data Maps To Renewable
                        Energy, Wednesday, February
                        12 at 2:20 pm PT in the
                        Mission City M room.  Mr.
                        Trepte will discuss the
                        techniques Harvard is using
                        to mine 400TB of data
                        stored on HGST enterprise
                        class Ultrastar(R) HDDs to
                        develop the next generation
                        of organic solar cells.

To see the full O’Reilly Strata Conference agenda, please visit: http://strataconf.com/strata2014

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About HGST
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. HGST addresses customers’ rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Datacenter, 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.

One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.

FlashMAX is a trademark and Ultrastar is a registered trademark of HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Contact:

    Erin Hartin                                      Katie Watson

    HGST                                             Voce Communications

    Office: 303-284-7790                             Mobile: 408-439-2002

    Erin.Hartin@HGST.com                             kwatson@vocecomm.com

SOURCE HGST, A Western Digital Company


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