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WD1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive
 
4.8

(based on 385 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (311)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (276)
  • Easy to use (263)
  • Portable (257)
  • Easy to set up (227)
  • Large capacity / good size (219)

Cons

  • No power switch (13)
  • Slow (4)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (233)
  • Additional storage (208)
  • Photo storage (199)
  • File transfer (140)
  • Video (134)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (152), Power user (145)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (221), Business (76)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (199), Mac (93), Other (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Portable Hard Drive!

Purchased to transfer data from old computer to new computer and use as ongoing backup. I was amazed at all of the pictures and video I had accumulated on the old computer and how...Read complete review

Purchased to transfer data from old computer to new computer and use as ongoing backup. I was amazed at all of the pictures and video I had accumulated on the old computer and how fast this device allowed me to transfer them to new. Very small, very fast, very cool!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

1st one failed first day

Being a big wd fan I purchased this to store a cloned copy of my main drive. During my first use it disappeared from my computer. I am a very experienced user and first...Read complete review

Being a big wd fan I purchased this to store a cloned copy of my main drive. During my first use it disappeared from my computer. I am a very experienced user and first tried windows snap in tools to restore and rename the drive but it did not even show there. I tried many different approaches in DOS but never could restore communication with the unit. I was disappointed to find that my replacement from Western Digital was a "referb" with only a 90 day warranty. So far it is working well but I am suspect about the quality of the elements line now.

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5.0

Great Hard Drive

By Jon

from Chicago, IL

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

    Simply... does what I need it to do and it doesn't take up a lot of space on the desk. I have used other WD products in the past and have been pleased with every product.

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

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    4.0

    great drive for the cost!

    By MT

    from New York

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • File Transfer
      • Photo Storage
      • Video

      Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

      I use it for back up of large, critical files

      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Light easy HD

      By Rickphoto

      from Long Islang

      Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

      Just as small as more expensive ones

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      5.0

      Extremely nice little drive for backups

      By Paul, I.T. Manager

      from Abilene, TX

      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

        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

        I get these for my clients to back up their machines. Plug and play...don't have to train them how to use complicated equipment, and cheap enough to have rotating off site backups in case of natural disaster or fire.

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

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        5.0

        Second time I buy this product

        By Ana

        from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

        Very good storage device.

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        5.0

        The right one for the job.

        By Mickey Jay

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • High Capacity
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

          I use this purely for data storage. I do not edit on it but I know people who have. The price here is amazing.

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

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          5.0

          Great Drive - Great Price

          By Roy

          from Rhode Island

          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 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            This drive is compact and easy to set-up.

            The USB 3.0 connectivity provides the speed necessary for transferring large video files.

            This drive will be holding many precious video memories!

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

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            5.0

            great product

            By mendy

            from Monroe

            Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            Great product, worth more then the price I paid....

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            5.0

            Grate

            By Zvi

            from Brooklyn

            Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            Grate product

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            4.0

            "very good product lots of memory space"

            By yitzi

            from brooklyn ny

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Slow

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage

            Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            very good price and worth to buy i keep alot of all different types of files on it saves everything clearly and good.

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

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            5.0

            Exactly like I expected

            By MacUser

            from Nevada

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

              This is just what I needed! It is very compact in size which is perfect, a little smaller than the palm of my hand. I have a Mac and I was originally worried about getting it to work with my it, but it was very easy to configure.

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

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              5.0

              Excellant portable HD

              By Brandon

              from Colbert, Wa.

              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 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                Fast delivery. Good price. The drive works perfectly

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

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                5.0

                best product

                By chico

                from nj

                Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                It works perfect great speed.

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                4.0

                WD Portable Hard Drive Great Backup Driv

                By JohnA

                from Springfield, OH

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable
                • Quiet
                • Quiet and fast
                • USB Powered
                • Very compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Backup For Safety
                  • File Transfer
                  • Movies For Usb Ports
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Project Files Transport
                  • Use As Usb "flash" Drive
                  • Video

                  Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                  I purchased two 1T Elements Portable Hard Drives and also bought the WD SmartWare Pro backup software (3 user) for backing up two computers. The drive is fast, small and quiet. Powered by the USB port, I'm pleased with it's performance. I recommend it, for a little more money the WE Passport drives that come with software would also be an excellent choice.

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

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again if I had

                  By GD

                  from Kingston, Pa

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                  Nice size and the price was right.

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

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                  5.0

                  All good...

                  By Chritopher

                  from Arkansas

                  Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                  Item arrived in good condition, in a timely fashion, and worked as expected when tested. I did a full backup of my PC, it did take a while but everything worked out great. I also like its size, which is small, like just a larger than a deck of cards. Recommended!

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                  5.0

                  Small but Great

                  By Mariana

                  from Riverside Ca,

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                    ive been using for a while and its really easy to handle.

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

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                    5.0

                    excellent quality and price

                    By THP

                    from Seattle, WA

                    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
                      • Video

                      Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                      The best quality and most reasonably priced external hard drive I've been able to find.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Linux

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                      4.0

                      Good basic drive

                      By Charley

                      from Greensboro, NC

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                        Does as advertised, not a lot of annoying "management" apps built in as some externals have.

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

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                        5.0

                        great

                        By dmr

                        from Ct

                        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                        This is great

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