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WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive

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Product Highlights
  • 2TB 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 2TB 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 2TB 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 2 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 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive
     
    4.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (7)
      • Multimedia (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (3), PC (3)

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      5.0

      Exactly What It Is Supposed to Do

      By macczar

      from Hebron, KY

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Multimedia

        Comments about WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

        The best thing I can say about it is that it gives you peace of mind knowing that your files will be there.

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

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        4.0

        hard drive

        By Jimmy

        from wayne NJ

        Comments about WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

        Just wonderful

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        4.0

        Reliable hard drive

        By Saritaka

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Connectivity
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

          So far my WD Elements hard drive has been easy to use and reliable. Plus it stands upright so it doesn't take up a lot of space and the price was a steal for 2 TB. I had to reformat for use on my Mac, but it only took only 2 seconds. This hard drive is very simple and only has one USB 3.0/2.0 port. If you have an older Macbook Pro with only USB 2.0 ports, this would only be good for backing up and it's going to be slow as hell. But if you have a newer computer/laptop with USB 3.0, you should be fine.

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

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          4.0

          Good Hardisk

          By Shambhu

          from NJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Slow Connection

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

          use it for backup.

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          1.0

          Great price Poor performance

          By jerry

          from Manalapan, New Jersey

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Freezes Easily

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

          Originally bought the 3TB Element. Had to return because 3TB does not support system Image, devicve could not complete a successful backup. . Has to be no more than 2.0 TB/ Exchanged for 2 TB. The 2TB completes a backup and image except the device constantly comes up as USB device not recognized. Constantly have to re-boot commputer to get recognition...Not reliable to do auto backups. No instructions with device. Call their tech support, responder was in Korea, and you spend hours dealing with individual who is clueless, and then has to refer you to a higher level of tech support. Internet search reveals these USB problems have been noted for years without any satisfactory solutions. Blame game between device maker and Microsoft. This not unique to Western Digital devices . Would recommend you do a thorough search before purchasing...

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

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          5.0

          Ja possuo um HD da western, muito util.

          By Provase

          from Sao Paulo/Sao Paulo, Brasil

          About Me Uso Domestico

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Multimedia

            Comments about WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

            Mantenho arquivos de fotos, vídeos e musicas. Bem como arquivos de minhas operações bancarias.

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

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Solid Drive

            By T. John

            from NYC

            About Me Tech Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Multimedia

              Comments about WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

              I use this drive on a Dlink NVR DNR-202L as the main drive to record video from 4 cameras to. From the moment I plugged it in, it has been running strong with no hiccups. Highly recommend this drive as a solid choice for non critical data storage and repeated access.

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

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              4.0

              Extra Storage

              By CenCal reviews

              from Merced, CA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Slow Connection

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia

              Comments about WD 2TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive:

              Bought as a replacement for an older WD 500MB My Book being used for extra DVR storage on a Dish Hopper Unit. Lots of extra storage at a reasonable price. The USB 2 connection to the Hopper seems slower than most USB 2 connections though I suspect this is more related to the Hopper a I have an older WD My Book I use with my laptop and that runs much faster. This unit seems to stay cool and my prior units have lasted more than 5 years.

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

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