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WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive

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WD Elements is a portable hard drive for on the go storage. A nearly full HDD can slow down a PC, which is why it's important to have an external, high capacity, portable drive handy. USB 3.0 yields a fast and reliable connection while USB 2.0 backward compatibilty means easy connectivity with a wide range of devices. Durability and performance go hand in hand with this solidly built drive featuring a durable enclosure with shock protection. WD also provides it with a free trial of WD SmartWare Pro, a software program for backing up files to WD Elements or to a DrpBox cloud account.

What's Included With This Item

  • WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • WD 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Compact (6) , Easy to set up (6) , Easy to use (6) , Portable (6) , Large capacity / good size (5) , Quiet (5) , Attractive (3)
Best Uses:
Photo storage (6) , Additional storage (5) , Back-up (5) , File transfer (5) , Video (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Power user (4) , Casual user (1)

Key Features

  • Maximum transfer rates: USB 3.0 connectivity delivers maximum performance for transferring files to and from this drive.
  • High-capacity in a sleek design: With up to 2 TB capacity in a lightweight design, this drive is the ideal companion for users on the go.
  • Free backup software trial: WD Elements portable storage comes with a trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software, which allows you to back up your files to your WD Elements drive or to the cloud using your DropBox account.
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility: With this single drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.
  • WD quality inside and out: We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection.
  • Improve PC performance: When your internal hard drive is almost full your PC slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements portable storage and get your laptop moving again.
  • Formatted for Windows: Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. Can be reformatted for Mac.

Technical Specs

Interface USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 3.0) 5 Gb/s (Max)
Capacity 1TB
Operating System Windows/Mac
Formatting Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8
Mac OS X 10.6.5 + (requires reformatting)
Temperature Tolerance Operating: 41° F to 95° F (5° C to 35° C) Non-operating: -4° F to 149° F (-20° C to 65° C)
Dimensions (HxDxW) 0.6 x 4.4 x 3.2" (15 x 111 x 82.4mm)
Weight 0.3 lbs (0.1kg)
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