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 10 or later, 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 micro-USB to USB-A cable, and may be reformatted for use with other operating systems, such as macOS.
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WD Desktop External HDD Overview

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Preformatted NTFS for systems running Windows 10 or later, 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 micro-USB to USB-A cable, and may be reformatted for use with other operating systems, such as macOS.

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 10 and later. 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.
Formatted for Windows 10 and Later
This WD Elements Desktop hard drive is formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10 and later. It may also be reformatted for Mac.
UPC: 718037832340

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Key Specs
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Storage Capacity
4 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
Storage Capacity
4 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Buffer
No
Default OS Support
Windows
Reliability / Data Integrity
Encryption
No
External Enclosure
Material
Plastic
Cooling System
Passive
Impact Resistance
No
Environmental Protection
No
Electrical
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power
12 VDC
Environmental
Operating Temperature
41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Certifications
RoHS
Dimensions
6.53 x 5.31 x 1.89" / 16.59 x 13.49 x 4.8 cm
Weight
2.01 lb / 0.91 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.05 x 8.05 x 3.6"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

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question

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

question

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

compatible with windows 11?

compatible with windows 11?
Asked by: John
Yes, the WD 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive BH #WEWDBWLG0040 is compatible with Windows 11.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2023-09-08

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
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