SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                     Washington, D.C. 20549



                          SCHEDULE 13G
           Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


                     (Amendment No.     )*


                    Western Digital Corporation     
                        (Name of Issuer)



                                         
                   Common Stock $.10 Par Value          
                  (Title of Class Securities)



                           958102105      
                         (CUSIP Number)



     
     Check the following box if a fee is being paid with this statement
 N/A.  (A fee is not required only if the filing person: (1) has a
previous statement on file reporting beneficial ownership of more than
five percent of the class of securities described in Item 1; and (2)
has filed no amendment subsequent thereto reporting beneficial
ownership of five percent or less of such class.)  (See Rule 13d-7.)

     * The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a
reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the
subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment
containing information which would alter the disclosure provided in a
prior cover page.
     
     The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall
not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the
liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to 
all other provisions of the Act (However, see the Notes).

                               (1)
              SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                    Washington, D.C.  20549

CUSIP No.        958102105      


     1) Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S.
        Identification Nos. of Above Persons:

            Kopp Investment Advisors, Inc.
            I.D. No. 41-1663810

     2) Check the appropriate box if a Member of a Group
        (See Instructions)
        (a)

        (b)  X


     3) SEC Use Only

     4) Citizenship or Place of Organization:

           Minnesota


     Number of shares          5) Sole Voting Power: 207,500
     Beneficially Owned 
     by Each Reporting               
     Person With:
                               6) Shared Voting Power: 

                              
                               7) Sole Dispositive Power: 40,000     
                         
                                  
                               8) Shared Dispositive Power: 
                                         * 3,352,366           
                                              
    9) Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each 
        Reporting Person:
                            3,392,366
                              
     10)  Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9)
          Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)


     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9:
 
                           Approx.  7.7%

     12)  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions):  IA
                

* Although Kopp Investment Advisors, Inc. exercises investment discretion as to
these shares, it not the record owner of them.

                               (2)
                 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                    Washington, D.C.  20549

CUSIP No.     958102105     


     1) Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S.
        Identification Nos. of Above Persons:

            Kopp Investment Advisors, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan
            I.D. No. 41-1663810            

     2) Check the appropriate box if a Member of a Group
        (See Instructions)
        (a)

        (b)  X

     3) SEC Use Only

     4) Citizenship or Place of Organization:

           Minnesota    


     Number of shares          5) Sole Voting Power: 3,000 
     Beneficially Owned 
     by Each Reporting               
     Person With:
                               6) Shared Voting Power:      

                              
                               7) Sole Dispositive Power: 3,000      
                    
                                  
                               8) Shared Dispositive Power: 
                                                                     
                                  
     9) Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each 
        Reporting Person:
                              3,000    
                              
     10)  Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9)
          Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)


     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9:

                             Less than .1%   

     12)  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions): EP
                 




                               (2a)

                    SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                    Washington, D.C.  20549

CUSIP No.     958102105     


     1) Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S.
        Identification Nos. of Above Persons:

            Kopp Family Foundation                     
            I.D. No. 36-3485918            

     2) Check the appropriate box if a Member of a Group
        (See Instructions)
        (a)

        (b)  X

     3) SEC Use Only

     4) Citizenship or Place of Organization:

           Minnesota    


     Number of shares          5) Sole Voting Power: 10,000
     Beneficially Owned 
     by Each Reporting               
     Person With:
                               6) Shared Voting Power:      

                              
                               7) Sole Dispositive Power: 10,000     
                    
                                  
                               8) Shared Dispositive Power: 
                                                                     
                                  
     9) Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each 
        Reporting Person:
                              10,000   
                              
     10)  Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9)
          Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)


     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9:

                             Less than .1%   

     12)  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions): OO
                 




                               (2b)

              SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                    Washington, D.C.  20549

CUSIP No.     958102105     


     1) Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S.
        Identification Nos. of Above Persons:

            LeRoy C. Kopp Individual Retirement Account
            Social Security No. 473-34-6870

     2) Check the appropriate box if a Member of a Group
        (See Instructions)
        (a)

        (b)  X

     3) SEC Use Only

     4) Citizenship or Place of Organization:

           United States


     Number of shares          5) Sole Voting Power: 20,000
     Beneficially Owned 
     by Each Reporting               
     Person With:
                               6) Shared Voting Power:       

                              
                               7) Sole Dispositive Power: 20,000     
                    
                                  
                               8) Shared Dispositive Power: 
                                                                     
                                  
     9) Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each 
        Reporting Person:
                              20,000   
                              
     10)  Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9)
          Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)


     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9:

                             Less than .1%    

     12)  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions): EP
                 




                               (2c)

              SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                    Washington, D.C.  20549

CUSIP No.     958102105     


     1) Names of Reporting Persons S.S. or I.R.S.
        Identification Nos. of Above Persons:

            LeRoy C. Kopp 
            Social Security No. 473-34-6870

     2) Check the appropriate box if a Member of a Group
        (See Instructions)
        (a)

        (b)  X

     3) SEC Use Only

     4) Citizenship or Place of Organization:

           United States


     Number of shares          5) Sole Voting Power: 260,500
     Beneficially Owned 
     by Each Reporting               
     Person With:
                               6) Shared Voting Power: 10,000

                              
                               7) Sole Dispositive Power: 93,000     
                    
                                  
                               8) Shared Dispositive Power: 
                                            * 3,362,366              
                                  
     9) Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each 
        Reporting Person:
                              3,455,366
                              
     10)  Check Box if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9)
          Excludes Certain Shares (See Instructions)


     11)  Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9:

                             Approx. 7.8%     

     12)  Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions): OO
                 
*Although Kopp Investment Advisors, Inc. ("KIA") exercises investment discretion
as to 3,352,366 of these shares, neither KIA nor LeRoy C. Kopp (100% owner of
KIA) vote the vast majority of these shares and neither is the record owner of 
them.

                               (2d)

                SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                    Washington, D.C.  20549


Item 1(a).        Name of Issuer.

                       Western Digital Corporation   


Item 1(b).        Address of Issuer's Principal Executive
                  Offices.
                                8105 Irvine Center Drive
                                Irvine, CA 92618   

Item 2(a).        Name of Person Filing.
             
            1. Kopp Investment Advisors, Inc.
            2. Kopp Investment Advisors, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan
            3. Kopp Family Foundation                     
            4. LeRoy C. Kopp Individual Retirement Account
            5. LeRoy C. Kopp
           
            This Statement is filed by Kopp Investment Advisors,     
            Inc., ("KIA") on behalf of all of the above persons      
            pursuant to Rule 13d-1(f). Attached is an agreement in   
            writing among the above persons that this Statement be   
            so filed on behalf of each of them. KIA is an            
            investment adviser registered under the Investment
            Advisers Act of 1940.  The Kopp Investment Advisors,
            Inc. Profit Sharing Plan is an employee benefit plan
            subject to ERISA for which LeRoy C. Kopp is sole
            trustee.  LeRoy C. Kopp controls the Kopp Family
            Foundation, a family foundation; KIA; and his
            individual retirement account.

Item 2(b),2(c),2(d), and 2(e). Address of Principal Business Office;
Citizenship; Title of Class of Securities; CUSIP Number.


            All reporting persons may be contacted at 6600 France    
            Avenue South, Suite 672, Edina, MN 55435. Kopp           
            Investment Advisors, Inc. is a Minnesota corporation.
            Kopp Investment Advisors, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan and
            Kopp Family Foundation are domiciled in Minnesota.  Mr. 
            Kopp is a United States citizen. This report pertains
            to the Common Shares, $.10 par value, of 
            Western Digital Corporation, CUSIP #958102105.
            
Item 3.        This statement is filed pursuant to
               Rule 13d-1(b), or 13d-2(b). The persons
               filing include an investment adviser registered
               under Section 203 of the Investment Advisors Act
               of 1940. The other reporting persons are filing
               under Rule 13d-1(b)(ii)(G) and/or certain SEC
               no-action letters.

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Item 4.       Ownership as of 12/31/96 :


             The information contained in Items 5 - 11 on the
             cover pages is incorporated herein by reference. 
    
    

          The filing of this Statement shall not be construed        
          as an admission that the persons filing are beneficial     
          owners of the shares covered by this Statement for any     
          purpose, including purposes of Sections 13, 14 or 16 of
          the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.



Item 5.           Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a 
                  Class.

                              N/A


Item 6.           Ownership of More than Five Percent on
                  Behalf of Another Person.

     Of the shares covered by this Statement, 3,365,366 are held in
a fiduciary or representative capacity. Accordingly, persons other
than the reporting persons have the right to receive, or the power
to direct the receipt of, dividends from, or the proceeds from the
sale of, such sales. No person individually has an interest 
that relates to more than five percent of the class.

                                

Item 7.           Identification and Classification of the
                  Subsidiary which Acquired the Security
                  Being Reported on By the Parent Holding
                  Company.
                             
                                 N/A


Item 8.           Identification and Classification of
                  Members of the Group.
                                 
                                
                                 N/A


Item 9.           Notice of Dissolution of Group.
                             
                                 N/A




                               (4)

Item 10.          Certification.

     By signing below I certify that, to the best of my
knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above
were acquired in the ordinary course of business and were
not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the 
effect of changing or influencing the control of the 
issuer of such securities and were not acquired in 
connection with or as a participant in any transaction 
having such purposes or effect.



Signature.

     After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my 
knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set
forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.






Date:       1/27/97            


KOPP INVESTMENT ADVISORS, INC.


By:                                        
   Donald B. Cornelius, Secretary/Treasurer
























                               (5)

                           AGREEMENT


     The undersigned hereby agrees that the Statement on Schedule 13G
to which this Agreement is attached be filed on behalf of Kopp
Investment Advisors, Inc., a Minnesota corporation; LeRoy C. Kopp, who
holds 100% of the outstanding capital stock of Kopp Investment
Advisors, Inc., the Leroy C. Kopp Individual Retirement Account;
Kopp Investment Advisors, Inc. Profit Sharing Plan, by LeRoy C. Kopp
as sole trustee; and Kopp Family Foundation, by LeRoy C. Kopp as
trustee.




Dated:         1/27/97        




KOPP INVESTMENT ADVISORS, INC.


By:                                  
           LeRoy C. Kopp


Title:     President                 





                                     
  LeRoy C. Kopp for himself and his            
  individual retirement account




KOPP INVESTMENT ADVISORS, INC.
PROFIT SHARING PLAN


By:                                 
     LeRoy C. Kopp as Sole Trustee



KOPP FAMILY FOUNDATION


By:                                 
       LeRoy C. Kopp as Trustee


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