WD - Elements 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Black

Keep your important photos, videos and documents securely backed up with this WD Elements portable hard drive. The USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports offer fast data transfer rates and seamless connectivity. With 1TB of memory, this WD Elements portable hard drive provides ample data storage space in a compact device.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Elements 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
  • Software
  • USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (586 out of 596)

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Features


1TB storage capacity

Provides ample space for storing documents, photos, music and more.

USB 3.0 interface

Offers an easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward-compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 5Gbps with USB 3.0

Ensure rapid updates.

Local and Cloud backup

Provide versatile options for protecting your critical system files, along with WD SmartWare Pro, automatic backup software.

Portable design

Lets you take your data on the go.

Compatible with Mac and PC

For flexible installation options.

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Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    External XBOX HDD...

    Posted
    CinemaDenizen
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Well, I don't usually do too many reviews, but I felt the need on this one... for those who might need the info. I was dangerously low on memory for my XBOX 360, and after wading through endless reviews trying to figure out if this WD ELEMENTS 1TB External drive was acceptable as an extended memory supply for my 360, I realize that I wasn't finding a straight-forward enough answer. Only comments pertaining to the next-gen systems where popping up. And, knock me for being out-of-date, but I honestly prefer and play more of my 360 games over the newer stuff that's currently out there. But, I don't have anymore memory left to download all the super-cheap deals XBOX LIVE is having on their "old" titles. So, I figured, for the AWESOME Deal-Of-The-Day price($34.99) that Best Buy periodically throws these drives up for on their site, it was well worth the gamble. Well, all in all, IT WORKS GREAT! Plus, simple USB Plug-N-Play functionality, too! No software needed(or included). It just takes a quick reformatting before use, then you are good to go! Also, being a 3.0 drive(as well as 2.0 backwards compatible), when needed, it will be a good source of extra memory for my XBOX ONE as well. :) Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product for good price.

    Posted
    AM1972
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I use this ext hard drive to backup photos and videos from my wife's various mobile devices. We have constantly updated sizes of sd cards and they keep getting full and hurt the performance of the devices. So I decided to get all the data off the devices and save it on this portable hard drive. It works well but it transfers data a bit slow. With my experience, it was anywhere between 10mbps to 25mbps on average. When there are multiple gigabytes of data to transfer, it can take quite a while... but the device never stumbled or stuttered. Not until after I received the device did I realize it was a 5400rpm hard drive. For "high speed USB 3.0" as it says in the description, that isnt completely correct. However the price should have been the biggest hint at was I was getting so I am not going to penalize it more than 1 star. That is why I gave it a 4 star rating. It is SOLID but Slow. It is a USB 3.0 at USB 2.0 speeds. It could have been the drive format that the mobile device needed that caused this I am not sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    PS4 Compatible

    Posted
    dudeky
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this 1 TB external hard drive as a $40 Deal of the Day for my Playstation 4. The hard drive has functioned well without issue. I did not realize the PS4 did not have a USB port in the back and had to plug the USB cable into a front port, but the USB cable was just long enough to allow the slim designed drive to tuck right in behind my PS4. I have purchased more downloadable games than expected since I purchased the drive. In retrospect I wish I had purchased at least a 2 TB or larger, and would recommend you purchase at least the next size up hard drive for your PS4 than you think you might need, of course limited by what you can afford, but the price of external hard drives continues to go down. Gaming storage trends continues to move more toward downloads and less on physical hard copy discs of games. Good gaming everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best hard drives money can buy.

    Posted
    marco
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Note: I HAVE tested this hard drive on BOTH PC & MAC operating systems, and they both work immaculately well. If need be, sometimes it is recommend to partition your hard drive BEFORE you test your hard drives on different platforms.* This hard drive is a steal. Not only is it compact, but it gets the job done when it comes to placing files within the hard drive, and making life a breeze. Be mindful that sometimes older computers cannot detect 3.0 based usbs for devices, but this one is quite helpful in both 3.0 and 2.0 ports. If you're not sure that the device isn't being read by your computer, simply shut down the computer (Not just the restart button), and power your computer back on. I can guarantee you, your issues will be resolved. So far, have had this 1TB drive for well over a month, and I can confidently say, that Western Digital is not only one of the best company's out there today, but the do make quality products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    KShah
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This particular product extends and surpasses the expectation of storage, connectivity, and size. I use this product to store my pics and videos. I have very large database of pics and it keeps adding every week. It is very easy and fast to transfer pics from laptop to this hard drive. This portable hard drive is very sturdy and works perfectly fine even after a drop on the floor. It does come with the Cable. Great price and great customer service from WD. When you buy this particular product from the best buy make sure about the return policy (If you ever have to return or if you don't like this product, which might be unusual) for this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my Xbox One!

    Posted
    dperk
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Had a gift card and found this at a low price, and it's perfect for my Xbox One. I had it linked with someone else that liked to download all of the free games, try them, and then uninstall them, which means that they also download on my system, inundating me with an endless queue of games that don't have enough room to install. Not anymore! Plugged this baby in, formatted it (or formatted first... can't remember the instructions, but you'll find them somewhere) and I was good to go. I still uninstall things that I don't want, but I haven't yet had the constant notifications due to lack of space. Has worked great for a month or so now and I couldn't be happier. For the price, I definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    XBOX HDD Expansion...

    Posted
    IJSCreations
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this External Hard Drive for the sole purpose of expanding the memory on my XBOX(both 360 and XBox One), and it does just that! Works great, transfers files quickly, and it's fast enough to play the games directly off of the external drive. Simple Plug-N-Play functionality(with provided USB cable), and a quick reformatting, makes the drive very easy to use, as well. No software is provided, or needed, for that matter. Highly recommended for those wanting the add more memory to their gaming system(s), and more. Also, Best Buy puts this particular 1TB model up for a cheap $39.99 from time to time on their Deal Of The Day specials... so, keep an eye out! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    There was a problem, but...

    Posted
    bobc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have had many external drives over the years, but never one used attached to a DVR. It's installed on a Channel Master OTA DVR and so far it's only been tested once over a period of about three weeks. There are occasional blips where the recording "flips". But I must stress that I don't know whether to blame the hard drive or the DVR (which is also new). Hence the 4 stars instead of 5. I have used mostly WD drives in the many years that I have owned PC's and never had a failure, so I'm fairly sure that this is not an exception. I need to do much more testing before I'm sure if this combination of hardware is totally compatible.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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