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  • 21 January, 2009 12:30

<p><em>New Mac Formatted Drives Offer Simplicity and Value</em><br/>
<strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> – <strong>Jan. 21 , 2009</strong> –
Broadening its storage solutions for Mac®, WD, the world leader in external
storage solutions, today introduced two new external hard drives -- the My Passport™
for Mac portable drive and the My Book® Mac Edition external hard drive. Pre-formatted
for Mac and offering a simple USB interface, these drives offer the ever-growing
Mac community reliable, easy-to-use storage. WD’s latest Mac-ready drives
work seamlessly with Apple® Time Machine™ or other popular Mac backup
software to provide protection for consumers’ valuable digital photos and
My Passport for Mac portable storage devices feature a sleek design in a shock-resistant
enclosure and are available in capacities of 320 GB and 500 GB. The new My Book
Mac Edition drives are equipped with power-saving WD hard drives with GreenPower™
technology, USB 2.0 interface and 1 TB of capacity.<br/>
“WD listened to the Mac community who wanted the simplicity of a USB external
drive that complements the design of their Mac computer. Now our users can choose
from a full range of storage solutions that are ready to use with their Mac computers
right out of the box,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general
manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “From
the sleek design of the new My Passport for Mac, to the use of the eco-friendly
hard drive technology on the My Book Mac Edition, WD continues to deliver what
Mac users are looking for.”<br/>
<strong>My Passport for Mac portable drives feature:<br/>
</strong>- Compatibility with Apple Time Machine;<br/>
- A shock-resistant enclosure designed to guard valuable data from the bumps and
jars of everyday life;<br/>
- USB-bus powered, which eliminates the need for an external power adapter ;<br/>
- Mac-ready out of the box, formatted HFS+ Journaled;<br/>
- 3-year limited warranty; and,<br/>
- Sleek and stylish design that complements other Mac products.<br/>
<strong>The new My Book Mac Edition external hard drives feature:</strong><br/>
- A sleek, elegant matte-black finish that complements other Mac products;<br/>
- Smart, eco-friendly design that utilizes WD hard drives with Green Power technology
and energy efficient power saving feature that turns on and off with user’s
- Designed without a fan to run quietly;<br/>
- Fully recyclable product packaging;<br/>
- Shock-resistant enclosure designed to provide maximum shock protection to guard
valuable data;<br/>
- Mac-ready out of the box, the drive is formatted HFS+ Journaled;<br/>
- Easy, plug-and-play set up; and,<br/>
- 3 year limited warranty.<br/>
<strong>Product Summary (Australia)</strong> <br/>
Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>
Product Name: My Passport for Mac <br/>
RRP 320GB: AU $169.99<br/>
RRP 500GB: AU $279.99<br/>
Product Name: My Book Mac Edition<br/>
RRP 1 TB: AU $269.99<br/>
Website: <a href="#"></a><br/>
Distributors: Synnex Australia and Simms International<br/>
Product Summary (New Zealand)</strong> <br/>
Manufacturer: Western Digital<br/>
Product Name: My Passport for Mac <br/>
RRP 320GB: NZ $229.99<br/>
RRP 500GB: NZ $369.99<br/>
Product Name: My Book Mac Edition<br/>
RRP 1 TB: NZ $329.99<br/>
Website: <a href="#"></a><br/>
Distributors: Ingram Micro NZ<br/>
Product link and Photos: <a href="#"></a><br/>
<a href="#"><br/>
</a><strong>About WD</strong><br/>
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products
and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital
information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that
keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. WD applies its storage expertise
to consumer products for external, portable and shared storage applications.<br/>
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading
systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital®
and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web site (<a href="#"></a>)
to access a variety of financial and investor information.<br/>
Western Digital, WD, WD logo and My Book are registered trademarks; My Passport
and GreenPower are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks
may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. All other brand and product
names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. One megabyte
(MB) = 1 million bytes. One gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. One terabyte (TB)
= one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating
<strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#"></a><br/>

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