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Date: Friday May 20, 2005
Category: Hard Drives/SSD
Manufacturer Link: Western Digital
The funky new design of WD Extreme Lighted Combo drives is highlighted by a full spectrum of color choices


WD Extreme(TM) Lighted Combo 320 GB External Hard Drives Feature Customizable Color Settings With the Touch of a Button LOS ANGELES (E3 Expo Booth No. 6706) May 18, 2005 Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today showed off its newly redesigned, next-generation WD Extreme(TM) Lighted Combo drives with 320 GB capacity. Lightning-fast performance from the WD Caviar® SE drive inside, 320 GB capacity, USB and FireWire® connectivity, and WD's legendary quality make WD Extreme Lighted Combo external drives a serious storage device to safely store users digital photos, favorite MP3s, videos and games.

The funky new design of WD Extreme Lighted Combo drives is highlighted by a full spectrum of color choices and allows users to see the components within the contemporary clear case. The drive can be customized with the touch of a button: users can select fast or slow kaleidoscope mode featuring the lights morphing across an array of colors; save color settings; turn off the drive's lights; or power off quickly and easily. A demonstration of the new WD Extreme Lighted Combo drive 320 GB is available during E3 Expo being held in Los Angeles May 18-20, 2005. A demonstration may also be viewed on the company's Web site at

Used alone or stacked together and routed through a hub, WD Extreme Lighted Combo drives provide a convenient solution for additional storage, providing virtually unlimited storage capability. These external drives also provide hot-swappable storage that can be easily disconnected from a computer and locked up for security or shared from computer to computer. WD Extreme Lighted Combo drives are a fun, practical way to instantly provide reliable, high-performance storage for PC and Mac® users. Notebook users can easily and cost-effectively increase their storage capacity through either the FireWire or USB 2.0 port. "Its cool, colorful exterior and serious storage capacity make the WD Extreme Lighted Combo drive a popular choice for case modders, DJs and PC enthusiasts who like to uniquely express themselves," said Lonnie Arima, vice president and general manager of WD's Retail Products Group. "With high performance and dazzling design, the new Lighted Combo drives are a perfect blend of reliable storage and style."

Availability and Pricing WD Extreme Lighted Combo drives will begin shipping next month (June 2005). Suggested retail pricing is $299 USD for the 320 GB capacity. To mark the introduction of WD's next-generation Lighted Combo drives, customers who pre-order a WD Extreme Lighted Combo drive with 320 GB capacity (model WDXC3200JBRNN) from WD's online store ( before June 30, 2005, will receive a $20 discount and free standard shipping. Complete retail kit includes the WD Extreme Combo drive in a clear, light-up case; FireWire and USB cables; AC adapter and power cord; and Quick Install Guide. The newly redesigned WD Extreme Lighted Combo drives will be offered in capacities of 160 and 320 GB. WD Extreme Lighted Combo drives are compatible with any computer with an available FireWire or USB port using either Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP or Mac OS v9.2.2 or Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later operating systems. All WD external drives carry a one-year warranty.

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