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WD1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive
 
4.8

(based on 234 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (189)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (189)
  • Easy to use (176)
  • Portable (170)
  • Easy to set up (154)
  • Large capacity / good size (146)

Cons

  • No power switch (8)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (153)
  • Additional storage (140)
  • Photo storage (137)
  • File transfer (95)
  • Video (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (104), Casual user (96)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (143), Business (57)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (136), Mac (64)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

"Excellant portable HD by WD"

I use this for my backup on my pictures, as I am a photographer enthusiast! It works like a charm and give me exactly what is needed to backup everything! I don't see...Read complete review

I use this for my backup on my pictures, as I am a photographer enthusiast! It works like a charm and give me exactly what is needed to backup everything! I don't see anything that is wrong with it as Western Digital has been good for all my external hard drive needs!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Drive, But Non-Standard Port

The drive is fine, but you have to take the proprietary USB cord with you wherever you go, as it's a non-standard port on the drive...one that I've never seen and I...Read complete review

The drive is fine, but you have to take the proprietary USB cord with you wherever you go, as it's a non-standard port on the drive...one that I've never seen and I have dozens of devices. Why WD felt compelled to do that, I have no idea.

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5.0

Small large-capacity drive

By Curt

from Chicagoland

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:

    Using the 1TB WD HD to back-up computer. Great product. Easy to use.

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

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    4.0

    works great

    By bdavis

    from Pittsburgh

    Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

    Works great, love the usb 3.0. I have bad luck with external hard drives, well see how long this one lasts

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    5.0

    Works Great

    By C.D.

    from Louisville, KY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

        While I have had other WD externals, this one works great. I have a MAC so I had to reformat it but it was simple and took little time.

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

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        5.0

        Outstanding!

        By Rick

        from Phoenix AZ

        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

        Exceptional product at an unbelievable price and very fast delivery. The entire experience was A+. I am very pleased to have found www/bhphotovideo.com.

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        5.0

        lightning hard drive

        By Izcali

        from Naperville il

        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 highly recommend this WD USB 3.0 H-drive. Super fast and small. B&H is a fantastic online store for great prices!!!!

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

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          5.0

          1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive by WD

          By SoundDogg

          from Louisville, KY

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer

            Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            Use it for samples and music production back up in a small demo studio. Very easy to set up to work with OSX. Been a user of WD hard drives for years and so far never had an issue with their products. Wouldn't trust these music files to another brand of hard drive. Works seemlessly between an iMac and MacBook Pro for mobile gigs.

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

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            5.0

            great backup harddrive

            By wizpash

            from Florida

            Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            Easy to setup. Like that it works for both Microsoft and Apple. Great price and super fast shipping.

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            5.0

            Great Price

            By Allison

            from California

            Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            I chose the WD Elements for the price and it's ability to format to both Mac and PC. Reformatting the device was quick and easy (just go into disk utility, select device and under erase select MS DOS (FAT)). Using it to save photos and GoPro footage on. Will purchase again when I need more space! :)

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            5.0

            It's good

            By Jessi

            from FL

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

            great

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            5.0

            I would recommend this product.

            By Kiko

            from Bethlehem, PA

            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:

              Compact,Portable and priced right!

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

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              5.0

              Works as advertised!

              By AMFRPRO

              from NYC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                No complaints about the drive. Able to hold almost 2 hours of video with no issue.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Simple, convenient and Ideal.

                By Visual Concept

                from Ny, New York

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Music Storage
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                I needed to clean and backup my 500gb Windows 7 hard drive, WD portable external was the perfect solution. Thus far no issues and I will be buying another WD unit (2tb) from B&H for my new imac. Very satisfied customer and another great experience with B&H. Thanks guys!

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

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                5.0

                Easy hard drive!

                By kate

                from nyc

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • File Transfer
                  • Video

                  Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                  I often need extra hard drives to hand off video content to clients and usually all last minute. I ran out and picked up one of these little/big babies and in minutes I had formatted and was transferring footage.

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent hard drive for a great price.

                  By Steve

                  from Indianapolis

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • Photo Storage

                    Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                    This external hard drive was very easy to set up. Just plug it in (USB, no power cord needed) and it was ready to use to back up my lap top so I can change out a failing internal hard drive. Also useful as a second source of photo storage, in addition to DVDs.

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

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                    5.0

                    WD 1TB Portable Fits in Your Palm!

                    By PoppyKeith

                    from Ewing, NJ

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to use
                    • Portable
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                        I needed a second portable drive for backups. It's light and fits in the palm of your hand. Simple to use. Fast.

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

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                        5.0

                        Cost-Effective, Reliable, Great Product

                        By Dan the Fratboy1014

                        from Pennsylvania

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy to use
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                        • No Power Switch

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                        I've purchased two - 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive by WD, and have previously used another of the same product 2 years ago. It is far the best reliable product for portable external hard-drive. Usage: Used for saving images, photos, videos, my text/documents, Powerpoint, and programs. Pros: Easy-to use. Not too heavy. Great product in WD.Cons: It can become bit noisy if you put too much data like 700mb in 1TB. But that's the same with any company. You have to effectively erase and maintain good storage.

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

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                        5.0

                        Portable and easy to use

                        By Tim

                        from Connecticut

                        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                        Quick and easy to download items and it's so small and lightweight I can take it anywhere!

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                        5.0

                        New life for an old PC.

                        By pterneus

                        from Westminster, Co.

                        Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                        My old PC hard drive was just about full. I was able to transfer all my pics & music to the external drive & extend the life of my computer a little while longer. Also was blown away by how small this storage unit is, slightly bigger than your average smart phone.

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                        5.0

                        Great Drive!

                        By jtmcf

                        from Salem, OR

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy to use
                        • Portable
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                          Does exactly what it is supposed to.

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

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                          4.0

                          Best Price and High Speed

                          By Parth

                          from Irvine, CA

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer
                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

                            Comments about WD 1TB Elements Portable Hard Drive:

                            Its really great product with lowest price.Only the USB cable is not standard, if cable is broken then you need specific one.

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

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