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Store and take your important information with you while on-the-go using the 3TB Elements USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD. With a capacity of 3TB, it can be used for additional storage or for backing up your videos, photos, music, documents, and other files. The Elements connects to your computer with a USB 3.0 port at speeds up to 5 Gb/s, is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at speeds up to 480 Mb/s, and is formatted as NTFS so Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 systems will recognize it right out of the box. For Mac users, the drive can be formatted to work with Mac OS.
The Elements quickly backs up and retrieves files by utilizing USB 3.0 technology and draws power from a USB bus-powered port on your device, meaning that it requires no other additional external power source. Automatic data backups have also been simplified with the use of WD Backup software that lets you create scheduled backup times. Included with the WD Elements is a USB 3.0 cable and it is protected by a limited 3-year worldwide warranty.
Maximum Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, WD Elements portable storage delivers increased performance for data transfers. Transfer a full-length HD movie in a fraction of the time it takes with USB 2.0
USB 3.0 and 2.0 Compatibility
Works with USB 3.0 devices and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices
High Capacity, Small Enclosure
The small, lightweight design offers high-capacity storage, making WD Elements portable storage a viable companion for value-conscious consumers who want to take their important files with them
Free Trial of WD SmartWare Pro Backup Software
WD Elements includes a free trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software. With it you can back up files to the local WD Elements drive or you can back up to the cloud using your Dropbox account
Improve PC Performance
When your internal hard drive is almost full, your PC slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements and get your PC moving again
WD knows your data is important to you and builds the internal components of the drive to demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. The drive is then protected with a durable enclosure
Formatted for Windows
Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. It can also be reformatted for Mac
In the Box
WD 3TB Elements USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
USB 3.0 Cable
Limited 3-Year Worldwide Warranty
Table of Contents
Data Transfer Rate: up to 5 Gb/s with USB 3.0 and up to 480 Mb/s with USB 2.0 Operating Temperature: 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C Non-Operating Temperature: -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, 8, and 7 Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
4.40 x 0.82 x 3.20" / 111 x 20.8 x 81.3 mm
0.51 lb / 0.23 kg
WD 3TB Elements USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review