Western Digital Releases its First 2-in-1 Flash Drive for Moving Content seamlessly between iPhone and USB Type-C devices

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SanDisk® iXpand® Flash Drive Luxe supports fast and convenient file transfer between devices, as well as automatic back-up capabilities 2 on iPhone

India, 2021- Built for consumers who are searching for a stylish and reliable solution to share content across their compatibledevices, including iPhone devices and Mac computers,1Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) announced today the company’s first flash drive with dual Lightning and USB Type-C connectors, theSanDisk®iXpand® Flash Drive Luxe. With both Lightning and USB Type-C connectors and an all-metal casing, the SanDisk iXpandFlash Drive Luxeprovides a sleek wayfor users to seamlessly access and move files between iPhone, iPad Pro, Macand other USB Type-C devices, including Android™ phones.1

Western Digital resolves the hassle of moving files between devices with different connectors with the new SanDiskiXpand Flash Drive Luxe.Thisnew flash drivecomes with two connectors, which enables a quick move of files, eliminating the need to email content from one device to another in order to upload or save.1 Once files are on the drive, they can be transferred using the high-speed USB 3.0 connector to a USB Type-C-compatible computer. Consumers who want a heightened sense of privacy can password-protect their files and photos3with the iXpand® Drive app. The app can also be used to free up space on an iPhone or to automatically back up photos, videos, documents and contactswithout the hassle of a slow internet connection.2The drive is available in 64GB, 128GB and256GB*, allowing more space for photos, videos and games.2

Mr. Khalid Wani, Sales Director, India, Western Digital, said “With pervasiveinternet penetration and smartphone & smart gadget adoption, the average new-age Indian uses more than one device. They should be able to transfer and view their content on different devices from aniPhone in a convenient and seamless manner. We are excited to introduce SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe that offers a one-stop solution to make data more accessible across gadgets, so consumers can stop worrying about connectivity or lack of storage space, and live their digital lives to the fullest.”
Commenting on the launch, Mr. JaganathanChelliah, Director- Marketing, India, Western Digital, said,“Today’s consumers are always on-the-go – working from remote locations, travelling, and switching from place to place while creating content on their iPhones and transferring it to multiple other devices for editing, sharing and back up. Data transfer and storage should be the last thing that they should worry about. This is exactly where the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe comes into play which enables you to work seamlessly across your iPhone and other devices. SanDisk iXpand flash DriveLuxeoffers the dependability of a brand that’s trusted by millions of consumers around the world”.
Key Features
o Seamlessly move content between compatible devices,iPhone, iPad Pro, Macas well asUSB Type-C devices, including Android phones.1
o All-metalcasing flash drive with dual Lightning and USB Type-C connectors.
o Easily free up space on iPhone devices so you can keep creating content.1
o Automatically back up iPhone photos, videos and more.2
o Password-protect your files across iPhone, PC and Mac devices.1,3
o Stylish dual-purpose swivel design protects connectors and features a keyring hole to take the drive on the go.

Pricing and Availability
The new SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is backed by a 2-year limited warranty and is available now at the Western Digital Store, Amazonand other select retailers. The SanDisk iXpandFlash Drive Luxeis available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB* with MSRPs of Rs 4449, Rs 5919 and Rs 8999INR respectively.
The iXpand Flash Drive Luxe is now available exclusively on Amazon India

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  • 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage capacity less.
    1 For iPhone, iPad Pro and iPod compatibility, see http://www.sandisk.com/support/ixpandcompatibility. Android™ device requires USB Type-C™ port and On-The-Go (OTG) support. See http://www.sandisk.com/dualdrive-c for list of compatible devices.
    2iXpand® Drive app required (except for Android devices). Available for download from the App Store. iOS 10.0.2 or higher required. Set up automatic backup within app settings. Terms and conditions apply.
    3 Password protection is supported by iOS 10.0.2 and higher, macOS 10.9 and higher, Windows® 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

About Western Digital
Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. As a leader in data infrastructure, 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. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk®, and WD® brands.
Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology, SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, SanDisk Extreme, SanDisk Extreme PRO, and WD are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. USB Type-C is a trademark of USB Implementers Forum. The NVMe mark is a registered trademark of NVM Express, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change without notice. Pictures shown may vary from actual products.
© 2021 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the expected availability, benefits, features, pricing and performance of the SanDisk® iXpand® Flash Drive Luxeproduct. 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; future responses to and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; 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, divestitures, 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, 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.

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

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