WD 5TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 5TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 5TB 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 5TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD. With a capacity of 5TB, 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 5TB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD. With a capacity of 5TB, 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 5TB 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
UPC: 718037871899

WD Portable 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 CapacityTotal: 5 TB SATA HDD
Pre-FormatNTFS
External Enclosure
Environmental ResistanceNone
Electrical
Power SourceUSB Bus Power
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Dimensions4.4 x 3.2 x 0.8" / 111.8 x 81.3 x 20.8 mm
Weight0.52 lb / 0.24 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.71 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 5 x 2"

WD Portable Reviews

Great Drive

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-28

Great drive at a great price. Worked perfectly right out of the box.

Excellent Value for the Money

By Ira
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-05

This is the fifth WD Portable USB External Hard Drive I have purchased, which I use as a secondary backup for my photo library (primary backup is full size HDDs). All have performed flawlessly and provide a good storage capacity at a very reasonable price. Highly Recommended.

So far so good

By Tomoki
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-03

Hasn't crapped out on me yet!

macOS can't repair the disk

By Corey
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-13

I have had this HD for 4 months and it's easily the worst I've ever had. Twice now, it has refused to let me write any new data without wiping all of the existing files and reformatting the entire drive. Highly recommend looking elsewhere for a better HD.

Love Elements

By Cathy B
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-12

So far no problems! I love WD products, they always work great for my needs.

Easy and fast

By Jean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

This was a great purcase. Easy to format for MAC users and high speed in transfering data from my iMac to external drive. Tons of space.

For Android OTA DVR CM-7600

By Juan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-28

This was recommended by Manufacturer as the best unit for recording.off air television with CM7600 unit. After trying multiple multiple other flash cards and external disc drives, THIS ONE WORKED !!! Happy with Purchase.

does what it says on the tin

By Bathsheba
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-09

As spec'd, runs. I use it for Windows File History.

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