ing market of smart phones and tablets with standalone WD software applications such as WD Photos
requiring high performance, reliability and capacity with various attributes such as low cost per GB, quiet acoustics,
low power consumption and protection against shocks. In addition, we provide hard drives designed for use in mobile
PCs and requiring high performance, reliability and capacity with various ranges of performance and attributes such as
low power consumption for extended battery life and cooler operation, quiet acoustics and protection against shocks.
of storage capacity and high performance-enabling solid-state hybrid drive technology, thereby allowing consumers
the ability to maximize storage capacity and volumetric efficiency, as well as performance and system responsiveness.
systems such as professional systems for video editing and CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manu-
facturing) applications and high-end desktop PC applications including gaming, which require high performance and
high reliability. Our hard drive client compute unit shipments were 162 million, 150 million and 151 million for
2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
optimized for performance applications. Within performance drives, we offer large form factor drives which provide
high capacity storage, primarily for data storage systems, and small form factor drives which provide a range of
capacity and performance levels primarily for use in enterprise servers, supporting high volume on-line transactions,
data analysis and other enterprise applications. Our enterprise storage solutions also include capacity drives which
provide enterprise class reliability at the lowest cost per GB and are primarily for use in data storage systems, in tiered
storage models and where data must be stored reliably for years. Lastly, our enterprise storage solutions include solid-
state solutions which feature fast read/write speeds in high capacities.
and cloud customers. This new platform allows HGST to design seven-platter drives in a standard 3.5-inch form fac-
tor that will deliver superior total cost of ownership at the data center level by allowing significant improvements in
capacity, power, cooling and storage density. Our hard drive enterprise unit shipments were 28 million, 16 million
and 10 million for 2013, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
interfaces such as USB 2.0, USB 3.0, external SATA, FireWire
expansion in both mobile and desktop form factors that are designed to keep digital content secure while providing
portable storage for desktops and notebooks. Certain branded product solutions include software that assists customers
with backup, remote access and management of digital content. Branded products also include our home entertain-
ment products and wireless home networking products.