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WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive

B&H # WEWDBUZG5000 MFR # WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN
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You Pay: $49.99
Product Highlights
  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Up to 5 Gb/s Data Transfer Speed
  • Formatted for Windows 8, 7, Vista & XP
  • Use with Mac Requires Reformatting

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 requires reformatting 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®

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    WD500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Portable (8)
    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Quiet (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (7)
      • Photo storage (7)
      • Back-up (6)
      • File transfer (5)
      • Video (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (6), Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (5), PC (4)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      WD always good

      By Jim the photo man

      from Las Cruces

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

        I purchased the drive to back up my wife's Windows Lenovo laptop. As always it works just fine.

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

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        4.0

        So much space and So compact

        By bbqbrisket

        from Short Hills, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

        This is so convenient and light weight.
        I can carry it with me or hide it from someone easily. Well Well worth the money.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent HD

        By Photo Guy

        from Rapid City, SD

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photo Storage

          Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

          I use this external hard drive for storing my photography. I pull files from it and save files to it quite frequently, it is fast and is ready to use when you plug it in. The USB 3.0 connection is fast! So far so good, I would highly recommend any of the WD Portable hard drives.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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            5.0

            It works

            By Lateavatar

            from NYC

            Comments about WD 500GB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            It works great

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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