What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive

B&H # WEWDBUZG5000 Mfr # WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
Price: $59.00
Instant Savings: $8.00
You Pay: $51.00
Product Highlights
  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Up to 5 Gb/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Formatted for Windows 8, 7, Vista & XP
  • Easily Reformat Drive for Mac

The 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive from WD quickly and efficiently transfers even the largest files with USB 3.0 connectivity. The integrated USB 3.0 connection provides data speeds up to 5 Gb/s while remaining backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports. This plug-and-play drive comes NTFS formatted for a seamless connection to PCs running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP; and can be easily reformatted to work with Mac computers.

Performance
Capacity 500GB
Interface USB 3.0
Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Up to 5 Gb/s with USB 3.0
Up to 480 Mb/s with USB 2.0
System Requirements Formatted NTFS for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
(Requires reformatting for Mac OS X)
General
Mounting External
Power Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature: -20 to 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.20 x 0.60 x 4.40" / 82 x 15 x 111 mm
Weight 0.30 lb / 0.13 kg
WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    WD500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive
     
    5.0

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Portable (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Large capacity / good size (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (6)
      • Back-up (5)
      • Photo storage (5)
      • File transfer (4)
      • Video (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (4), Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (5)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-10

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      Compact HD

      By Jim

      from Plymouth, MN

      Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

      Small, cheap HD that does the job needed.

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Works Great So Far

      By MJCfilmmaker

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

        This thing is a pretty convenient design with good capacity. All in all, it seems like a great value.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        It works

        By Lateavatar

        from NYC

        Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

        It works great

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Great Drive, Great Price

        By PapaZee

        from Boca Raton

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • File Transfer
          • Video

          Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

          Best small drive I have found. The last batch I bought are still in service. USB 3 and works for both MAC and PC.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Works with Mac Time Machine

          By DS

          from MN

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            Setup for Mac was simple and the drive works seamlessly with the Mac time machine backup feature.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Great external drive at a modest price.

            By tikipirate

            from Lake Worth, fl

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

              Using this little drive as my backup for my notebook. Very reasonably priced, compact design travels well, no issues with performance or downlaod speeds.

              This is my second purchase of these drives and I've never had a proble with either. Using them for work and personal data without hesitation.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Great purchase

              By Karen HH

              from New York

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                It is always a good idea to back your data.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Value

                By Carl

                from Knoxville, TN

                Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                Great value for the price.

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                just right

                By Donald

                from St Cloud, FL

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to use
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                  bought for extra storage, cant go wrong.
                  wish I had bought it sooner

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect drive for a good price

                  By JW Productions

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                    This is a great drive for a great price. For 500gb USB 3 you can't go wrong.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

                    Share this review

                    Hard Drive Sleeves & Cases

                    Case Logic -  Compact Portable Hard Drive Case
                    • You Pay: $13.75
                     
                    Xcellon -  4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (Black)
                    • You Pay: $17.95
                     

                    Anti-Slip Grip Pad

                    Grip It -  Hard Drive Anti-Slip Grip Pad
                    • You Pay: $6.99
                     
                    See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                    Close

                    Close

                    Close