WD 18TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 18TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 18TB 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 18TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 18TB 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 18TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 18TB 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 18TB, 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: 718037878782

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Key Specs
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Storage Capacity
18 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
Storage Capacity
18 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
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
1.98 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9 x 8.3 x 3.6"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

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does this drive work via ups? if yes what are the ...

does this drive work via ups? if yes what are the requirements of the ups? because I have one with a 12V output, when I connect the drive to it, it turns on, but my computer does not detect the drive
Asked by: Elie
This drive is not compatible with UPS connections.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-06-29

Windows 11 has been released. Is 18TB compatible?

Windows 11 has been released. Is 18TB compatible?
Asked by: KARL
You can use an 18TB drive with a 64bit OS.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2021-10-11

This item is listed as 18Tbs. What is the actual ...

This item is listed as 18Tbs. What is the actual usable Tbs?
Asked by: shane
On this 18TB drive you would be 16.5TB of usable storage.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2020-11-24

What are the connectors on the USB cable that is ...

What are the connectors on the USB cable that is included? I only have USB Type A connections on the computer and need to know if I need to get a different cable or not. (for the 18 GB version of this drive)
Asked by: Larry
This WD Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive comes with a cable for USB 3.0 A connection to the computer. For connection to a USB-C port, you can use an adapter like this: https://bhpho.to/3hXnXKm .
Answered by: Jordan
Date published: 2022-12-29

Does the drive 18 TB straight from the box ...

Does the drive 18 TB straight from the box require subscription, or reformatting to avoid the subscription ( I have Windows10)?
Asked by: Henryk
No, the WD 18TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive does not require a subscription.
Answered by: Kennethc
Date published: 2023-03-20

Which type is the 18tb WD Elements Desktop - a ...

Which type is the 18tb WD Elements Desktop - a PMR or the SMR?
Asked by: Travis
Since the Elements drive is not Data Center drive, it will be a CMR drive.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2023-04-25

Does this drive go into sleep mode with mac OS?

Does this drive go into sleep mode with mac OS?
Asked by: Elliott
The WD Utilities can be used on MacOS to disable sleep mode on the WD 18TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2021-11-18

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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