WD 8TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 8TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 8TB 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 8TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 8TB 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 8TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 8TB 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 8TB, 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: 718037863658

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Key Specs
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Storage Capacity
8 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Read Speed
Maximum: 5 Gb/s
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
Storage Capacity
8 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Read Speed
Maximum: 5 Gb/s
Write Speed
Maximum: 5 Gb/s
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
1.9 lb / 0.86 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.95 x 7.95 x 3.6"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

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5400 or 7200?

5400 or 7200?
Asked by: Roy
The WD 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive would be 5400 rpm.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2023-11-28

Does this drive work with Yosimitie 10.10.3?

Does this drive work with Yosimitie 10.10.3?
Asked by: Martin
I'm using High Sierra and I have two of the WD 8TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drives working perfectly. You will have to reformatted the drive to work with your Mac.... easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-06-16

What is speed?

What is speed?
Asked by: William
The hard drive is 5400 rpm and would do around 90 to 100 MB/s.
Answered by: Sagi C
Date published: 2020-10-16

is it working in 220 vatt?

is it working in 220 vatt?
Asked by: yaniv
The specifications say "100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz".
Answered by: Sy
Date published: 2022-10-24

Is there any reason this drive can not be ...

Is there any reason this drive can not be positioned horizontally (i.e. on it's side) ?
Asked by: Tim
The unit is designed to be used in a vertical orientation for proper cooling.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-01-30

Is it a 7200 rpm drive?

Is it a 7200 rpm drive?
Asked by: Harold
They do not specify the RPM of the enclosed drive.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-08-15

Is any back-up software included?

Is any back-up software included?
Asked by: Thomas
no
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-07

My desktop Mac is 6 years old. I have all my ...

My desktop Mac is 6 years old. I have all my photos on one of four drives. I want to make a copy onto an external drive and use that in future. What should I use for this?
Asked by: Linda
It's a good choice, but because I didn't know if it would do what I bought it for, I made compact discs of all my photos. Sounds bothersome, but my wife and I had a wonderful time reminiscing as we went through all the pictures and made a fun project out of it. It took a little while (8,000+ pics) but we had a great time reminiscing and sorting the kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and pet photos so we had some nice moments to pass out at Christmas that year! All the photos are still on the WD8TB drive in great shape and we keep adding new pics so the next CD will be seamlessly updated with current history. I would strongly recommend this product! SEE THE RESPONSE AFTER THIS ONE (not mine) BUT IMPORTANT!! Have fun!!
Answered by: James
Date published: 2022-02-24
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