WD 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 12TB 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 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 12TB 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 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 12TB 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 12TB, 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: 718037872070

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Key Specs
Total Installed Capacity
12 TB
Drive Type
3.5" HDD 
Read Speed
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Write Speed
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Default OS Support
Windows
*Alternate OS Support via Re-Format
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Drive Type
3.5" HDD 
Read Speed
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Write Speed
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Default OS Support
Windows
*Alternate OS Support via Re-Format
Encryption Support
No
External Enclosure
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Material
Plastic
Fan Cooled
No
Impact Protection
No
Environmental Protection
No
Electrical
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Environmental
Operating Temperature
41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
General
Dimensions
6.5 x 5.3 x 1.9" / 16.6 x 13.5 x 4.8 cm
Weight
1.92 lb / 0.87 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 7.9 x 3.6"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

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Will this WD drive work as a nas?

Will this WD drive work as a nas?
Asked by: Al
no this is not a nas drive. this is a usb hard drive.
Answered by: shmuel
Date published: 2020-06-30

speed?

speed?
Asked by: John
80~180Mb/sec, not SMR
Answered by: Denis
Date published: 2021-08-28

can I share files between Windows & Mac? Connect ...

can I share files between Windows & Mac? Connect it to my Windows & copy files, then connect it to Mac & copy files, and so on
Asked by: Gustavo
Yes, it is possible to share files between Windows & Mac with this WD 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive. You will need to first reformat the drive to exFat.
Answered by: Sagi C
Date published: 2023-02-07

is this drive fast enough for HD video editing?

is this drive fast enough for HD video editing?
Asked by: Steve
Yes, the WD 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive BH #WEBWLG0120HB would be fast enough for basic HD video editing.
Answered by: Miguel M
Date published: 2022-11-02

My hp omen did not recognize WD - Easystore 10TB ...

My hp omen did not recognize WD - Easystore 10TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive. Wondering why and if the WD 12tb would be recognize? My computer recognize all other external drives.
Asked by: Denise
If you are running Windows 10, there is no reason why it would not other than you having a defective drive or the wrong format/configuration on the drive. The WD 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive BH #WEBWLG0120HB comes pre-formatted NTFS for Windows so it is plug and play.
Answered by: Miguel M
Date published: 2020-09-23

Can I daisy chain these drives?

Can I daisy chain these drives?
Asked by: Christopher
The WD 12TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive has only one port and can not daisy chain another drive or act as a conduit for any other drive.
Answered by: Michael M
Date published: 2021-12-08

is this good for photo storage?

is this good for photo storage?
Asked by: Raymond
Yes
Answered by: Bruce
Date published: 2021-12-02

Can this hard drive be reformatted for Mac?

Can this hard drive be reformatted for Mac?
Asked by: Richard
Yes. I use it a backup for my Mac
Answered by: Charles
Date published: 2022-05-24
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