Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   January 23, 2013

Western Digital Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-08703 33-0956711
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
3355 Michelson Drive, Suite 100, Irvine, California   92612
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (949) 672-7000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

On January 23, 2013, Western Digital Corporation (the "Company") communicated to U.S.-based employees of its WD subsidiary that it was instituting a voluntary separation program (the "Program") intended to help realign its cost structure with a softer demand environment. Employees who apply for and are accepted in the Program will receive enhanced separation benefits based on job level and, in some cases, length of service. Executive officers of the Company are not eligible for the Program.

The Company currently does not know the number or job levels of employees that will participate in the Program. Therefore, at this time the Company is unable to estimate the charges it will incur in connection with the Program, although it expects charges will consist of cash severance and other one-time termination benefits. The Company expects to complete the Program by the first quarter of fiscal 2014 and will provide an estimate of the amount or range of charges expected to be incurred when a good faith determination can be made.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Western Digital Corporation
January 23, 2013   By:   /s/ Michael C. Ray
        Name: Michael C. Ray
        Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary