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.
- 8TB Storage Capacity
- Micro-USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
- AC Powered
- USB 2.0 Compatible
WD Desktop External HDD Overview
WD Desktop External HDD Specs
|Host Connection||Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1|
|Storage Capacity||8 TB SATA 3.5" HDD|
|Power Source||Included AC Adapter|
|AC Input Power||100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz|
|DC Input Power||12 VDC|
|Operating Temperature||41.0 to 95.0°F / 5.0 to 35.0°C|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C|
|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|
|Package Weight||2.75 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||8.95 x 7.95 x 3.6"|
WD Desktop External HDD Reviews
initial issues with external hard drive.
Upon receiving the hard drive I had a very difficult time getting the drive to install any folders. The computer recognized the hard drive but would not accept any items to be stored. It took several call sessions with Western Digital to finally correct the problem. the file system had to be changed. It now is working properly.
Easy to use, works flawlessly.
No problems with performance. I've had many WD EHDs over the years and had no issues with any of them.
I have a number of these. They just keep on working.
Do not power up after 2 months
I had the bad unit I guess. It won't power up after 2 months. I lost all data. It's extremely hard to get in contact with western digital customer service people in India and so hard to follow their English. very disappointed and never buy this brand in future.
I use this drive as an external backup for photo's. Works without a problem.
works as expected
It stores a lot of data. I had to upgrade my router, though. :( The old one only allowed 2TB partitions and I didn't want 8 partitions on my NAS.
Bricked within 6 months of purchasing
It's unfortunate, the drive was fine until it died with no prior indication of it failing.
Lots of space
Lots of room to store or transfer tons of files.
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