WD 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 16TB Storage Capacity
  • Micro-USB 3.0 Interface (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • AC Powered
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
Preformatted NTFS for systems running Windows 11, 10, 8.1, or 7, the 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 16TB 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 USB cable, and may be reformatted for use with other operating systems.
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WD Desktop External HDD Overview

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Preformatted NTFS for systems running Windows 11, 10, 8.1, or 7, the 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 16TB 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 USB cable, and may be reformatted for use with other operating systems.

General Features
High Capacity in a Compact Design
The compact design offers a capacity of 16TB, 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 11, 10, 8.1, and 7. 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.
UPC: 718037879048

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Host ConnectionUSB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB Type-A)
Inputs/Outputs1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB Micro-B)
Storage Capacity16 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
BufferNone
Pre-FormatNTFS
External Enclosure
MaterialPlastic
Cooling SystemPassive
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
Dimensions6.5 x 5.3 x 1.9" / 16.5 x 13.5 x 4.8 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 8 x 3.8"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

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By Bryan
Rated 5 out of 5
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I have 3 of these in varying sizes backing up 2 Mac servers. Never had a problem. Doesn't get any easier with TimeMachine and these drives.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-18

Most all of our media is backed up on Elements External drives and we have been very happy.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-16

These are great drives for archiving projects and raw files. Their capacity to price point ratio make them great for storing all that raw footage you shot in 6k.

16 TB WD Elements External Hard Drive

By BobbyG
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

Have several WD drives and they all are excellent. This 16 TB unit is my latest purchase and was a great bargain with fast delivery. Very Happy!!

Always reliable.

By Howard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

I have a few of these and never had a problem with any of them.

Reliable disk drive

By Howard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-05

This a a very good disk drive with a huge storage capacity.

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Warranty details please?? Is from manufacturer ...

Warranty details please?? Is from manufacturer directly or your offering warranty from your side?
Asked by: Manjunath
Included with the WD 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is a 2-year USA warranty with WD.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2022-02-18

Are the 16 & 18 TB models 5400 or 7200 RPM?

Are the 16 & 18 TB models 5400 or 7200 RPM?
Asked by: Thomas
The manufacturer of these drives does not specify the RPM on their 16TB and 18TB elements external drives.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-12-29

Does this work with Mac?

Does this work with Mac?
Asked by: Kashi
Yes, the WD 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive BH #WEBWLG0160HB works with a Mac once it has been reformatted. It comes pre-formatted for Windows.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2021-10-27

can I make a raid array out of two of these ...

can I make a raid array out of two of these drives?
Asked by: Jim
It would be possible to use a software solution to make a software raid from these external drives.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-07-08

Does this work with Mac?

Does this work with Mac?
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.
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2021-12-27

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Is it compatitble with XP?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. The WD 4TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-12-17

Can I use this with my xbox one?

Can I use this with my xbox one?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, you can use this with a X-Box one.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-02-28

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: 2021-12-17
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