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Press release date: January 23, 2014

Leader in Premium Storage Solutions for Audio/Video Pre- and Post-production Teams up with Gobbler™, Adds New G-TEAM member Steven Slate, and Showcases Award-Winning External Storage Solutions at the 2014 NAMM Show

ANAHEIM, Calif. – 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show, (Gobbler Booth #5499, Hall B) - G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the creative professional market, today announced its continued commitment to the pro audio market. With its roots deeply ingrained in delivering reliable, high-performance, high-capacity storage solutions, G-Technology is aligning with key influencers and innovators at the 2014 NAMM show (January 23-26, Anaheim Convention Center) and beyond to help make the pro audio workflow simpler, better and faster.

At the show, Gobbler and G-Technology (Booth #5499) are showcasing how Gobbler's purpose-built cloud collaboration and digital asset management service, and G-Technology's reliable, high-performance external storage devices are a great combination to help solve critical workflow challenges for the pro audio segment. By combining the two solutions, audio pros get the accessibility of Gobbler's cloud service for simple online backups, file transfers and data management and the speed and flexibility of G-Technology's reliable, high-performance external storage solutions for their digital audio workstation. Customers who buy a G-Technology G-DRIVE® ev or G-DOCK ev™ will receive 50GB of Gobbler for free for one year ($80 value). Please visit: http://promo.gobbler.com/g-technology/.

"We are pleased to be working with G-Technology as our visions align for serving the pro audio community," said Chris Kantrowitz, co-founder and CEO, Gobbler. "Together, we're giving artists and media creators simple, yet powerful solutions for storing, sharing, editing and protecting their work, so the only thing they need to worry about is their creativity." 

G-Technology also announced today that Steven Slate, a producer, engineer, songwriter and entrepreneur whose industry-standard audio production tools can be heard on the biggest hits from artists including Train, Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift, has joined the G-Technology G-TEAM ambassador program. G-Technology counts some of the most acclaimed and inspiring professionals in music, film and photography as members of the G-TEAM. As a G-TEAM member, Slate, who just announced the revolutionary new VIRTUAL MICROPHONE SYSTEM, will draw on his vast experience working at the intersection of music and technology to educate other professionals on the critical role that storage plays in today's music world.

"My team and I depend heavily on external storage to manage our workflow and keep our music safe and organized, and G-Technology's solutions are second to none," said Slate. "G-Technology's Evolution Series, paired with Gobbler for secondary cloud-based storage and collaboration, is my go-to solution. I'm thrilled to join with G-Technology to share what I've learned about keeping my workflow efficient and my data safe, so I can focus on what's most important to me--making great music."

This month, FutureMusic gave G-Technology's Evolution Series its 2013 Gear of the Year award in the Storage Category. FutureMusic praised the Evolution Series for its speed and flexibility, allowing musicians to use the "highly portable" G-DRIVE ev units on location, then plug them into the G-DOCK ev to transfer data "at some of the fastest speeds available today."

G-Technology is known for delivering premium external storage solutions that are trusted by the pros. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology's high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount. Because G-Technology holds itself to the highest standards, its award-winning products can be found in premier production and post-production facilities worldwide.

"We're proud that so many talented professionals and musicians rely on G-Technology solutions, and we're thrilled to be here in the midst of so many innovators and visionaries at NAMM," said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. "We're committed to supporting the professionals who are shaping the music and audio industry, and we're reaffirming that commitment today with our partnership with Gobbler and Steven Slate."

Attendees at this week's 2014 NAMM Show can see the latest from G-Technology, Gobbler and meet Slate at Gobbler's booth #5499, Hall B.

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About HGST

HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. HGST addresses customers' rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.

G?Technology external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most important files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.

G?Technology and G-DRIVE are registered trademarks and G-DOCK ev is a trademark of HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

For more information contact:

Erin Hartin       
HGST/G-Technology   
Cell: 303-601-8035  
erin.hartin@hgst.com

Jason Gerdon
Grayling/G-Technology
jason.gerdon@grayling.com
Cell: 714-423-5050

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HGST

Web Site: http://www.g-technology.com


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