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Bhubaneswar : Building on significant technology innovations cultivated over decades, Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it is shipping its new, industry-leading Ultrastar® DC HC570 22TB CMR HDDs in India. Leveraging its unique OptiNAND™, energy-assisted PMR (ePMR), ArmorCache™ and HelioSeal® technologies, the company further expands its technology and areal density leadership, while delivering enhanced value by driving a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for cloud service providers and enterprise customers. On the leading edge of storage innovation, the Ultrastar DC HC570 HDD is rightly timed for the Indian market as the country is witnessing massive data growth and therefore data center expansion. Additionally, with the recently concluded 5G spectrum auction, India is expecting the rollout of 5G services, which will further amplifying data and cloud usage to create huge demand for high-capacity drives to reduce TCO.

Khalid Wani, Senior Director – Sales, India, Western Digital, said, “We are excited to introduce the world’s first 22TB CMR HDD in India. We are constantly working to help address the capacity demands of the industry, as well as support the evolving economics of data centers for decades to come.”

Jaganathan Chelliah, Senior Director – Marketing, India, Middle East & TIA, Western Digital, said, “We are living in the Zettabyte era today and creating a massive amount of data. Our newly introduced 22TB drives will help our customers to efficiently store and access huge volumes of data while offering cost efficiencies and low TCO at scale.”

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