WD 20TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

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WD 20TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Key Features
  • 20TB 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 20TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 20TB 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 20TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD provides users with up to 20TB 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 20TB, 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: 718037894546

WD Desktop External HDD Specs

Key Specs
System Connection
Micro-USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Storage Capacity
20 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Power Source
Included AC Adapter
Storage Capacity
20 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
2.81 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 8.1 x 3.7"

WD Desktop External HDD Reviews

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What is the real windows formatted size of a 20tb ...

What is the real windows formatted size of a 20tb hard drive?
Asked by: Miguel
A real estimate of hard drive formatted memory would be an estimated 18TB on this WD 20TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-11-28

What is the difference between the WD My Book and ...

What is the difference between the WD My Book and WD Elements external Hard drive?
Asked by: M.David
The big difference will be that the WD My Book will have backup software while the WD Elements will not.
Answered by: Zev
Date published: 2022-12-27

What is the difference be the difference between ...

What is the difference be the difference between the WD My Book and Elements?
Asked by: M.David
WD My Book devices are preformatted as exFAT and come with a limited 3-year warranty. WD Elements devices are preformatted as NTFS and come with a limited 2-year warranty (worldwide) and a limited 3-year warranty (China).
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2022-12-27

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

question

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: 2023-02-03

question

Will this allow me to transfer data from a windows computer to a mac?
Asked by: NEIL W.
Yes, however the WD 16TB Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive would require reformatting to do so.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-12-17
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