WD 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 4TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • AC Powered
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
Preformatted NTFS for systems running Windows 11, 10, 8.1, or 7, the 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 4TB of add-on storage for their photos, videos, music, documents, and other files. It features a 5 Gb/s micro-USB 3.0 interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1, and is compatible with 480 Mb/s USB 2.0. It is powered using an 100-240 VAC power adapter, includes a USB cable, and may be reformatted for use with other operating systems.
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WD Desktop External HDD Overview

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Preformatted NTFS for systems running Windows 11, 10, 8.1, or 7, the 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 4TB of add-on storage for their photos, videos, music, documents, and other files. It features a 5 Gb/s micro-USB 3.0 interface, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1, and is compatible with 480 Mb/s USB 2.0. It is powered using an 100-240 VAC power adapter, includes a USB cable, and may be reformatted for use with other operating systems.

General Features
High Capacity in a Compact Design
The compact design offers a capacity of 4TB, making WD Elements desktop storage the ideal solution for easy, add-on storage of all your important photos, music, videos, and files.
Improve Performance
When your internal hard drive is almost full, your system slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements desktop storage and get your computer moving again.
Plug-and-Play Simplicity
The WD Elements drive works right out of the box with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and 7. Just plug it into a USB port to instantly add storage to your system.
USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive, you get compatibility with USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices.
WD Quality Inside and Out
WD knows your data is important to you, so they built the drive inside to their demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and reliability. Then, they protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection.
UPC: 718037832340

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Host ConnectionUSB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Inputs/Outputs1 x Micro-USB (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
Storage Capacity4 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
BufferNone
Pre-FormatNTFS
External Enclosure
MaterialPlastic
Cooling SystemPassive
Electrical
Power SourceIncluded AC Adapter
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power12 VDC
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Dimensions6.5 x 5.3 x 1.9" / 16.5 x 13.5 x 4.8 cm
Weight2.01 lb / 0.91 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.05 x 8.05 x 3.6"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

Solid. Reliable. Noisy.

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-30

Everything you'd expect from WD. Why doesn't it come with a USB-C plug, though?

Second Time Buying

By Stephen
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-09

Second 16TB Drive I purchased to store documents and videos and such on. The first one worked great so I figured I'd get another. The Second one only registered 14.5 TB available and the Manufacturer said this was normal for a windows system. I know Windows systems use up some extra data on the drive, but I didn't expect it to use up a full 2 TB (Note the First drive I purchased also from here Didn't take that much space on formatting) otherwise works just fine and as expected.

Works as Expected

By Carl L
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

Works as expected. Slower than my SSDs but that was expected. For massive photo storage it is great and speed is really pretty good.

External hard drive

By Juan R.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-06

I have been shopping around different stores and you guys were the lowest. I placed an order with you guys you guys shipped it in a few days, I got it before I had to schedule. Excellent quality service and pricing thanks guys you guys rock.

it's 11 Tb

By Hussain
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-23

i am use it it's good but the problem it's not 12TB it's 10.9 TB and for that i will give 3 star only.

Bee-YOU-tee-full Behemoth!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

I've had a couple of WD 8TB drives for YEARS now and they have always performed admirably. I dropped one of 'em shortly after taking delivery (I was traveling with it), and, other than some little piece rattling around inside ever since, it has performed flawlessly. I filled-up the 8TBs so it was time to go large or go home; viola-WD 16TBs have moved in. Data transfer from the 8TBs took a little over a day each, but it went off without a hitch and now I've got another 8TB to fill up. OK...maybe not the fastest, but who cares? It's a warehouse the size of a boxed set of CDs that only cost 300 bucks. WD and B&H forever!

Second WD8TB in a row

By Elsan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-25

Like it

Great Price for Huge Drive!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-11

This is a huge 8TB drive and I am so happy to get it at such a good price. Would recommend!

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Is it compatitble with XP?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. The WD 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-12-17

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Will this allow me to transfer data from a windows computer to a mac?
Asked by: NEIL W.
Yes, however the WD 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive would require reformatting to do so.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-12-17

question

I need a replacement power cord for this item are they available from B&H?
Asked by: Robert F.
B&H does not carry the replacement power supply for the drive. You can purchase this directly from WD though.
Answered by: Geoffrey N.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Will this work on macbook pro and catalina?

Will this work on macbook pro and catalina?
Asked by: Deanna
I'm sure. Just format it using Disk Utilities, in your Applications under utilities. It's just a Hard drive.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-07-03

question

How do you safely turn it off?
Asked by: Anonymous
It is very simple, on a Windows machine you will see an icon on your bottom right Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media Click on it and select Eject WD Elements you will receive a message saying the USB device was safely ejected. From this point you may simply unplug the drive and turn it off.
Answered by: Samanta D.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can I connect this 4tb hard drive to USB port ...

Can I connect this 4tb hard drive to USB port from Panasonic Blu ray Player and play video on Tv Screen ?
Asked by: IBRAHIM
You would need to check if your Blu Ray player can accept external storage devices. Please check with the manufacturer.
Answered by: Nilson D
Date published: 2020-10-02

question

This drive's specifications seem to be the same as this one's: WD 4TB My Book USB 3.0 External Hard DriveHowever, the former is about USD 45 more expensive than the latter. Do you know why?
Asked by: Marcelo S.
In general, the Elements drives are more economical. Our pricing is however based on many factors. For example when we can get a discount on MyBooks from our distributor, we pass that along to our customers.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

will this HD work with a USB 2 out put from the ...

will this HD work with a USB 2 out put from the computer?
Asked by: A. Howard
Yes, the provided cable works with both USB 2 and 3.
Answered by: DONALD
Date published: 2020-02-06
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