WD SHIPPING HALF-TERABYTE SERIAL ATA DESKTOP HARD DRIVES

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 26, 2006 - 03:09 PM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. Jan. 26, 2006 Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC)today announced it is shipping its new high-capacity 500 GB Serial ATA
(SATA) WD CaviarR SE16 desktop-class hard drives. Providing a half terabyte of capacity for data-intensive applications such as graphic design, digital
video editing, personal video recorders and advanced business computing, WD Caviar SE16 500 GB drives also deliver high 7,200 RPM performance with 300
MB/s transfer rate, 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ).

"The WD Caviar family of hard drives delivers the reliability and performance that customers expect from WD," said Don Bennett, WD vice
president and general manager of desktop storage. "The extreme capacity and high performance of this drive address a variety of demanding applications
and expand WD's portfolio of storage products. From 6 to 500 GB, WD offers a diverse range of hard drives to meet our customers' wide-ranging storage
needs.

WD Caviar SE16 500 GB Pricing and Availability
WD Caviar SE16 500 GB (model WD5000KS) hard drives may be ordered on the company's online store http://www.westerndigital.com/ for $349.99 USD. Customers
can currently take advantage of free standard shipping on orders of more than $200.00.

Here's a link to the product Spec Sheets at Western Digital, and here you can find some photos.

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