WD 3TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 3TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 3TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface
  • Includes Micro-USB to USB Type-A Cable
  • Preformatted for Windows
Store and take your important information with you while on-the-go using the 3TB Elements Portable 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 drive 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.
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WD Portable Overview

Store and take your important information with you while on-the-go using the 3TB Elements Portable 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 drive 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 drive 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. The WD Elements drive is protected by a limited 2-year worldwide warranty and a micro-USB to USB Type-A cable is included.

General Features
USB 3.0 and 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive, you get compatibility with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices. For reference, USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.2 Gen 1.
Fast Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, this WD Elements portable hard drive delivers fast data transfer rates.
Improve Computer Performance
When your internal hard drive is almost full, your computer slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements and get your computer moving again.
High Capacity, Small Enclosure
The small, lightweight design offers up to 3TB of storage, making WD Elements portable hard drives a viable companion for consumers on the go.
WD Quality
WD knows your data is important to you. So, they build the drive inside to their demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then, they protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection.
Formatted for Windows
Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. It can also be reformatted for Mac

WD Portable Specs

Environmental
Operating Temperature
41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Weight
0.52 lb / 0.24 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.6 x 4.8 x 1.7"

WD Portable Reviews

Its works fast and easy

By Sherry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

I do photos and wanted a place to store my raw shots. It works well. I don't use the program that comes in it, just use it like a stick.

Great

By Kathleen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-20

Works as stated in description. I plugged it in and backed up lots of photos. I like it more than my other external drives of another brand. I would not hesitate to purchase again. From B&H, of course!

Small Compact

By Chuck
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-18

nice size with a lot of memory

Now rendering

By D'Andra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-14

Easy to format for Mac. Fast shipping. Great design.

Fast

By Donato
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

Bought it mainly for work, uploaded trove of needed manuals, upload was quick, and review access just as fast. The ease of accessing prints and manuals, instead of logging in to various mfg publications is a time saver, only thing revisions. But work smarter not harder. Also cudos to BH for quick service as always, and like good old Crazy Eddie prices are insane.. Only real NYers know that one

Great products!

By Bundith
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

I like it!!!

0 Stars

By Barbara
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-13

This HD held photos i'd been working on. Many were also on another hd, but not all, when the drive went into failure. i was able to download a bit of the 3.5T as it was dying (which came on suddenly), but most is lost. I sent it in to a data recovery specialist, but they were only able to get less than 1/4 of the material, so I opted not to spend the $$$ to get a fraction of my material, which they warned, may have also been corrupt. I'm still trying to figure out if there is a way to recover the drive's contents, months later. This drive had minimal use; this is unacceptable. Now I'm leary to use my other 2 WD HD's, and am not sure what to use for reliable photo storage.

WD 5TB Excellent

By Alan J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-30

Easy to connect and use. Perfect for my video and photo backup copies.

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Can this be used with a Playstation 4?

Can this be used with a Playstation 4?
Asked by: Gregory
Yes it can. It would need to be reformatted into exfat so the PS4 can read it.
Answered by: Akiva
Date published: 2019-05-27

what is the speed of this drive?

what is the speed of this drive?
Asked by: Robert
Results will vary based on connection type and file type, but the WD Elements Portable Drive's maximum speed would be 5Gb/s.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-01-12

Is this the thick one or the new one that is ...

Is this the thick one or the new one that is thinner?
Asked by: Zalman
Its not the same as pictures its thinner I got it 2 days ago
Answered by: Zalman
Date published: 2021-12-19

Can this hard drive be partitioned?

Can this hard drive be partitioned?
Asked by: ROB
Yes, it can be partitioned.
Answered by: Sagi
Date published: 2022-10-20

can this be used a plex drive on a Nvidia shield?

can this be used a plex drive on a Nvidia shield?
Asked by: Dennis
Yes, the WD 4TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive BH #WEBU6Y0040BW is compatible with the NVIDIA Shield.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-04-12

How can I find out more about the backup and ...

How can I find out more about the backup and restore software?
Asked by: Kevin
The Western digital elements line does not come with backup software.
Answered by: jaime
Date published: 2020-06-30

What is the difference between a 5TB Elements ...

What is the difference between a 5TB Elements drive and a 5TB Passport drive?
Asked by: Edward
ELEMENTS DOES NOT HAVE HARDWARE PASSWORD ENCRYPTION. PASSPORT = ONBOARD HARDWARE PASSWORD ENCRYPTION+ WD UTLIITIES 1 QUICK TEST HARD WARE FAILURE 2 LONG TEST HARD DRIVE FAILE TEST.
Answered by: jason
Date published: 2021-12-01

I have a Dell laptop that only has micro USB ...

I have a Dell laptop that only has micro USB ports. Can I use this product with this machine?
Asked by: George
This item connects to most laptops, however a model number would be required to ensure compatibility.
Answered by: Darius
Date published: 2021-02-04
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