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The 3TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive from WD is a high-capacity desktop hard drive with a no-frills design. The disk is housed in a compact metal enclosure, and boasts the ubiquitous USB 2.0 interface.
The drive is preformatted for use in Windows, and can be reformatted for use with Mac OS X using Apple's Disk Utility application. The drive is ready to use right out of the box -- you won't have to load any software from a CD to get the drive to work. It is an excellent option for users who would like to add storage capacity to their system.
Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world
Plug-and-play design allows you to connect the power and plug the drive into a USB port to instantly add more storage to your computer
Turns on and off with your computer. Enters idle mode when not in use. Utilizes a WD drive with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology and an EnergyStar compliant power supply
Packaged in a minimized eco-friendly, recyclable packaging made from recycled materials
Designed for use with Windows-based computers. Can be easily reformatted for use with Macs
Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 USB 2.0 port
Note: In order to use a drive larger than 2 TB, you will need an operating system that can partition and format that drive. Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP (64-bit), Mac OSX 10.4.x (Tiger), Mac OSX 10.5.x (Leopard), Mac OSX 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), and Mac OSX 10.7.x (Lion) all have this capability through the GUID Partitioning Table (GPT). The GUID partitioning scheme has the ability to partition both internal and external drives far beyond 2 TB's in size.