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The Western Digital 500GB WD Elements SE Portable Hard Drive is a bus-powered external drive with a USB 2.0 interface. It's capable of transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps and is perfect for storing the files you need to take with you. Its light weight and small size make it the perfect travel partner for any laptop. It's compatible with both PC and Mac, but it's formatted for plug and play connectivity with PCs.
USB 2.0 Interface
Store all your content via USB 2.0 with transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps. The USB cable also powers the drive
With a small size and light weight, the Elements SE is easy to take with you. Since it is bus-powered, it can go anywhere your laptop can go
Preformatted for Windows-based PCs, the Elements SE needs only to be plugged into the USB port on your computer and it's ready to go. It's compatible with PC and Mac, so a simple reformatting will facilitate use with a Mac
In the Box
WD 500GB WD Elements SE Portable Hard Drive
1-Year Limited Warranty
Table of Contents
Interface / Transfer Rate (Max)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
Formatted NTFS for Windows XP, Vista, 7 Requires reformatting for Mac OS X, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard
41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
−40 to 149°F (−40 to 65°C)
3.1 x 0.6 x 5.0" (7.8 x 1.5 x 12.6 cm)
7 oz (199 g)
WD 500GB WD Elements SE Portable Hard Drive Review