Western Digital is one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders providing products and services for people and organizations that collect manage and use digital information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that keep users' data close-at-hand and secure from loss. The company applies its shared expertise to consumer products for external, portable and shared storage products. Western Digital was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital and WD brand names.