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WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive

B&H # WEWDBUZG5000 Mfr # WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN
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Price: $59.00
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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
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    WD500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      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

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        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

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          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

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            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

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              5.0

              Value

              By Carl

              from Knoxville, TN

              Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

              Great value for the price.

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              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

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                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

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