Western Digital Unveils World’s Fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD™ Card

New SanDisk®-Brand Card Gives Consumers the Speed and Capacity to
Capture and Manage Massive Amounts of High-Quality Photos and Videos

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – As consumer demand for high-quality
content continues to rise, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) is
enabling a bigger, faster experience with new industry-leading solutions
that give consumers the best combination of performance and capacity so
they can do more with the rich content they capture. At Mobile World
Congress, the company is showcasing the world’s fastest 1TB UHS-I
microSD flash memory card, the 1TB*
SanDisk Extreme® UHS-I microSDXC™ card
. The new card features higher
speed and capacity for capturing and moving massive amounts of
high-quality photos and videos on smartphones, drones and action
cameras. These impressive levels of capacity and speed give consumers
the ability to create all the content they want without worrying about
space limitations or long transfer times.


Today’s smartphones and cameras allow consumers to create high-quality
content in the palm of their hands, thanks to features like
multi-lenses, burst mode capabilities and the 4K resolution. Western
Digital continues to deliver the most advanced solutions to ensure
consumers can reliably capture and share a special moment or create
video content for personal or professional use.

“People trust SanDisk-brand cards to capture and preserve their world.
Our goal is to deliver the best possible experience so consumers can
share the content that’s important to them,” said Brian Pridgeon,
director of marketing for SanDisk-branded products, Western Digital.

Designed to help move tons of high-quality content faster than ever, the
1TB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card reaches speeds up to 160MB/s1.
This new card allows consumers to transfer files in nearly half the time
over standard UHS-I microSD cards2 currently on the market.
The cards reach these record-breaking speeds by leveraging Western
Digital’s proprietary flash technology. The new SanDisk Extreme card
will also be available in 512GB* capacity, and will feature
the A2
specification3 for launching and loading
apps at blazing
speeds. The 1TB and 512GB SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards are
available for pre-order now on SanDisk.com, and will be available at
select retailers in April 2019. The cards will be priced at U.S. MSRPs
of $449.99 and $199.99, respectively.

Western Digital offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of products and
solutions to help people capture, preserve, access and transform their
personal content. For more information, visit our websites: SanDisk
and Western
Digital
.

About Western Digital®
Western Digital® creates environments
for data to thrive. 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®, Upthere™ and WD® brands.

Not all devices support microSD memory card formats. Check with your
device manufacturer for more details.
*
1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user
storage less.
1 Up to 160MB/s read speed; up to 90MB/s
write speed. Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such
speeds. Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending
upon host device interface, usage conditions and other factors.
MB=1,000,000 bytes.
2 Based on standard UHS-I card
speeds of 100MB/s.
3 A2 performance is 4000 read IOPS,
2000 write IOPS. Results may vary based on host device, app type and
other factors

© 2019 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights
reserved.
Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology,
Upthere, WD, SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, and SanDisk Extreme are
registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or
its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. The microSD and
microSDXC marks 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. Not
all products are available in all regions of the world.

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

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release includes
forward-looking statements, including the expected availability,
benefits, capabilities, capacity, performance, speed and/or other
features of the SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD card. There are a number
of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking
statements to be inaccurate including, among others: changes to
specifications from standards organizations, 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 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 these forward-looking
statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Contacts

Investor Contact:
T. Peter Andrew
+1 (949) 672-9655
peter.andrew@wdc.com
investor@wdc.com

Media Contact:
Joanna Andrade
+1 (408) 801-1792
joanna.andrade@wdc.com

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