WD 6TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 6TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 6TB 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 6TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 6TB 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 6TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 6TB 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 6TB, 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: 718037861524

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 Capacity6 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
BufferNone
Pre-FormatNTFS
External Enclosure
MaterialPlastic
Cooling SystemPassive
Drives SupportedNot Specified by Manufacturer
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
Dimensions6.53 x 5.31 x 1.89" / 16.59 x 13.49 x 4.8 cm
Weight2.09 lb / 0.95 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.57 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.6 x 8 x 3.6"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

Large Capacity and Easily Used

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-01

I kept running out of space on my smaller 1Tb drive and needed to upgrade. I could have done with smaller capacity but for the price, how could I pass up a 14Tb drive?!? The drive work without any special configuration to me Windows laptop. It doesn't operate at blinding speed but, since this is just used to backup my systems weekly, I don't need high speed as much as I need capacity and reliability.

Good Product.

By Tanseer
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-19

Good Product with this price. But more Noises are getting from hard drive. Thanks.

Reliable Storage

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

I've been using WD Elements for backup of old project files for years now. This was my 5th Elements HD purchase. The combination of reliability and price really can't be beat. The speed on the drives is definitely too slow for large raw files, but it is possible to use these drives for editing with smaller files or with the help of proxies.

Clunks every 5 seconds. Guaranteed to drive you crazy!!!

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

I initially thought this drive was defective, but after checking with Western Digital, it appears the design geniuses there thought it would be a good idea to flutter the disk head every 5 seconds. Not every minute. Not every hour. EVERY 5 SECONDS! I guarantee you, IT WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY!!! I've been told there is no way to alter this setting. Presumably this is to increase the life of the drive. The funny thing is that I have several WD external drives that I have been using for almost 20 years, that do not have this annoying feature, and they continue to work just fine. While the drive functions properly today, the frequent chattering, causing unnecessary wear and tear, makes me doubt the long term reliability of this drive, as well as WD's disregard for customer real-world use and satisfaction. I wish I would have know about this beforehand so I could have avoided the purchase.

Hard to set up, but worth the time

By Julie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-11

WD did not provide proper support to get this to work with my Mac, but B&H handled that in less than 30 seconds! Huge amount of storage and very quiet, unlike my other external hard drive (which is why I bought this one ... hard to teach workshops online when you keep hearing an external hard drive making sounds). Relieved to replace the Seagate with this WD hard drive.

Fast External Back-Up Storage

By Clifford
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-04

The Western Digital Elements 8TB provides plenty of space for backing up all of your computer files. The transfer rate is typically 170-180 Mb/s which is very fast making transferring files to the drive a quick task! The drive runs cool to the touch even after running overnight transferring several TB of data.

Great price for large storage.

By Kinny
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-30

Great price for PS4/PS5 storage.

Crashed just after warranty expired

By Lucas
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-29

Like most of my WD drives, this one has also decided to crash just a few months after the warranty expired. I tried reaching out to WD but since it's expired, they're not willing to learn more about my issue. The reviews were great which is why I decided to go with another WD but I'm going to go back to Lacie for my external back-up needs.

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Asked by: Miguel
Yes it does work with Mac. I had an older version of Mac when I first set it up. Now I have macOS Bug Sur version 11.6.1. I used Disk Utility & initially formatted the entire drive as Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted). Later I created two partitions. And formatted 4 TB as Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted), and 2 TB as exFAT to use with BootCamp for Windows. I primarily use it only with TimeMachine, but I also occasionally copy files to and from it.
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Asked by: john
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Witch works better with Mac, wd 6t my book or wd 6t elements?
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