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WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive

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Product Highlights
  • 3 TB Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Interface
  • Up to 5 Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • Plug-and-Play Compatible
  • Reformat Required for Use with Mac OS X

The 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive from Western Digital is an external hard drive designed to fit easily onto your desktop. Simply plug this drive into a compatible USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port and begin transferring data at speeds up to 5 Gb/s when using the integrated USB 3.0 connection option.

This external hard drive comes preformatted to work with computers running Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and can be reformatted to work with computers running Mac OS X. You also benefit from a free trial of WD SmartWare providing integrated cloud backup of your data via Dropbox.

Transfer Files Faster
When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, WD Elements lets you access and save files faster. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just 3 minutes instead of 13 minutes.
Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive you get compatibility with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
Free Trial of WD SmartWare Pro Backup Software
WD Elements desktop storage comes with a trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software. This backup software allows you to back up your files to your WD Elements drive or to the cloud using your Dropbox account.
Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be charged, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
Sleek Drive, Enhanced Storage Capacity
The sleek design offers a 3 TB storage capacity making this drive a viable solution for easy, add-on storage for nearly all of your important photos, music, videos and more.
Improve PC Performance
Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring your files to your WD Elements desktop storage.
WD Quality Inside and Out
This drive has been tested for enhanced durability as it has undergone shock tolerance for long-term reliability. Additionally, this drive comes inside a durable enclosure designed for style and protection.
Plug-and-Play Simplicity
Formatted to work right out of the box with a Windows based PC. Just connect the power and plug the drive into the USB port on the computer to instantly add more storage.
Reformat required for use with Mac OS X
Interface USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Capacity 3 TB
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: Up to 5 Gb/s
USB 2.0: Up to 480 Mb/s
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
System Compatibility Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
Dimensions (HxDxW) 6.5 x 5.3 x 1.9" / 165.8 x 135.0 x 48.0 mm
Weight 2.00 lb / 0.91 kg
WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    WD3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (38)
    • Fast connection (32)
    • Reliable (31)
    • Durable (20)
    • Versatile (15)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (3)

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (42)
    • Multimedia (23)
    • Large projects (20)
    • Laptops (10)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (26), Tech professional (14), Multimedia professional (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (32), Business (15)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (29), Mac (16)

    Reviewed by 51 customers

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    5.0

    Just what I needed.

    By brianprev

    from Texas

    About Me Tech Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Connectivity
    • Quiet
    • Reliable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Laptops
      • Multimedia

      Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

      Works flawlessly.

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

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      5.0

      A great DVR Expander

      By Rod the Photo Guy

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

          I purchased this drive to use with my Dish Network Hopper. It is working flawlessly so far. It is very quiet.

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

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          4.0

          works well

          By Leo

          from st. paul, mn

          About Me Tech Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Large Projects

            Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

            use to back up solid works files.

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

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Big and quiet and reliable

            By AlanOfTheBerg

            from Newberg, OR

            About Me Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

              This is the 5th 3TB elements drive I've purchased and all of them continue to run, including the first one, purchased years ago. Seagate drives of the same size have come, died, and were buried, but the Western Digitals have never given me a bit of trouble. I can't wait for the 4TB spindle prices to come down more.

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

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              5.0

              Great , Easy to use

              By Tee Photo

              from Wisconsin

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Large Projects
                • Multimedia

                Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                This is my 3rd WD drive and love each one. Easy to set up and use

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

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                5.0

                Entrega Rapida y Oportuna

                By juanlopez1208@hotmail.com

                from Colombia

                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Laptops

                  Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                  me gusto la compra en B&H muy segura la compra, buena disponibilidad del producto y te llega bien empacado

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By JJ

                  from Orlando, Fl

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                    Drive arrived fast, was easy to install and use.

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

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                    5.0

                    Good Storage/backup option

                    By Carol the creative hobbyist

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Technically Challenged

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Connectivity
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Laptops
                      • Large Projects
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                      I bought this for photo and video storage and so far so good. Easy to connect to my MAC and interacts well with my Adobe and Apple software.

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

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                      4.0

                      Does what its suppose to at a good price

                      By JJP1991

                      from Bethesda, MD

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                        I am using this to back up my NAS. My first attempt resulted in a I/O error, but think that was more an NAS problem than with this drive. Got a response from WD support no problem, cleaned the drive and reloaded with back-up data no problem.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Linux

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                        4.0

                        External Hard Disc

                        By Bob Mat

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Formatting For Mac Use

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Large Projects
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                        Reasonably priced Hard Drive that is easy to install. However, as a Mac user I had to go online to format and then reformat to increase the 4g file size limitation. If you have large video files this is a must. Directions should be clearer in this regard.

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

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                        5.0

                        I love this Hard drive. Very reliable!

                        By Michael

                        from Manhattan Beach, cA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                          I have purchased almost a dozen of these and never lost a drive module yet. A solid choice from B&H Photo.

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

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                          4.0

                          So far so good.

                          By Jonathan

                          from Texas

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Fast Connectivity
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Large Projects

                            Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                            The item came very well packaged and has worked well so far. It has a nice long USB cable and power cord so it doesn't have to be right next to the computer.

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

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                            5.0

                            Exellent product

                            By Nam Cua

                            from Orange, CA

                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quiet
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Laptops
                              • Large Projects
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                              I am an amateur photography, I use this hard drive to store my pictures. It is an excellent product. Quick access, reliable and good price.

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

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                              5.0

                              WD continues to impress

                              By Archie

                              from Peoria, IL

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Connectivity
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                                This product works as advertised. For the cost, you cannot beat this 3TB hard drive. Works great for desktop computers. This hard drive transfers files really fast utilizing USB 3.0.

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

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                                5.0

                                Good HDD

                                By Rad

                                from San Francisco

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Connectivity
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Large Projects
                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                                  I've been using this disc for about a month only and so far it's been working just like it should be. Fast USB 3.0 connection. It's qiet, takes little space on my desk. I will probably buy more in the future.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Good capacity drive

                                  By jhumroo

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup

                                    Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                                    Formatting for Mac was pretty smooth. No issues so far after about a week of continuous use. Runs quiet. Will need to see how reliable it is after in a year or two.

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

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                                    4.0

                                    Solid back up drive; can't exFat

                                    By Belated Media

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast Connectivity
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Large Projects
                                      • Multimedia

                                      Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                                      As long as you're looking to use this drive for back up and not much else (as I am), this drive will suit you just fine.

                                      I primarily am dealing with large video files and don't work across platforms, but do like the option of being able to access drives from any computer so the lack of exFat formatting is a tad frustrating, but it's not my primary drive, so things aren't dire.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Excelente precio calidad

                                      By Gustavo

                                      from Miami

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Flimsy Construction

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Multimedia

                                      Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                                      Tengo una unidad de estas desde hace 3 años y me ha funcionado a la perfeccion, es por ello que estoy comprando una nueva. 100% recomendada

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Purchased two of these now

                                      By Ilithis

                                      from Oak Creek, WI

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Fast Connectivity
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Large Projects
                                        • Multimedia
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                                        I purchased one of these for back up purposes in the past and it hasn't failed me. Now I have purchased another and trust it to reliably back up my files. USB 3.0 is a plus, the price is great, it's fairly small, doesn't have a super annoying light indicator, and simply just works.

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

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        USB 3.0 fast

                                        By Skytang

                                        from Lehi, Utah

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Fast Connectivity
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Large Projects

                                          Comments about WD 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

                                          Using the USB 3.0 capabilities makes this hard drive really fast. It is a bit larger than the WD Elements 1 and 1.5Tb drives, but stands up vertical so footprint is smaller on desk. This drive takes a second to wake up, which also seems different than the older Element drives which didn't seem to have a 'sleep mode'. I use this through a USB 3 hub and it doesn't seem to compromise speed at all. Of note, FAT32 initializing doesn't work on 3TB drive, so can't get PC/Mac simultaneous usage. WD makes a great hard drive and I have been impressed with the longevity of WD drives. Would recommend highly.

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

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