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WD - Elements Portable 3TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - black

WD Elements portable storage with USB 3.0 delivers perfect data transfer rates, universal connectivity and great capacity for value-conscious consumers who are looking for reliable, high-capacity storage to go.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • WD Elements Portable WDBU6Y0030BBK - hard drive
    • USB cable
    • Software

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (93 out of 94)

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    Features


    3TB 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 5 Gbps with USB 3.0

    Enable a rapid response when updating files.

    Local and cloud backup

    Along with WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software provide versatile options for protecting your critical system files.

    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

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Makes a nice backup drive.

      Posted
      mal12561
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Needed more backup space for photos and ackup images of my desktop. I like the fact that they get powered off the USB port. I have enough clutter with cables. One less cable to deal with. I wanted safe storage of photos and images and thought of paying for cloud storage but settled on simply backing up then storing the drive off site. I actually bought two so I backup then swap that one with the one I store elsewhere.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Portability and reliability

      Posted
      Solange2328
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have an old Western Digital external device similar to this and it never break or I never loss data in it. Since Best Buy put this on sale I think it's time to buy additional back up. And with my past experienced with WD it's a good buy. Very reliable storage and cheaper than other brands. There you have it, never ran out of storage again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works for my purpose.

      Posted
      bbailes51
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I don't give this 5 stars because I have to use Windows back up to schedule back ups which I didn't know I would have to set up when I got the drive. I'm used to plug and play and if you use the pre-loaded software you will get a free trial and THEN can schedule your back-ups for a monthly fee. Otherwise, it's working as I need.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fast and compact

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

      I have previously purchased these drives in lower capacities and I've had them for a while and they are working flawlessly. When a friend of mine asked what type of USB drive to buy for large capacities, I recommended this drive. It was an excellent deal for the small form factor, price and performance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great PS4 storage

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

      I bought this to use as expanded storage on my Play Station 4. It was a very easy and straight forward process. I now have seven times the storage available and don't have to keep uninstalling and reinstalling games and apps because of low memory. Very happy with my purchase

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Only for Manual backup

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

      WD removed this being part of WD backup so can't use this device for backup using the WD backup software have to use manually or use windows capability - Decided to return this item in favor for WDpassport.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good hard drive - gets the job done

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

      My hobby is photography so I have a ton of photos; way more than I can fit on the partly SSDs of most modern Macbooks. At 3TB, this hard drive let's me take everything with me when I travel. Transfer speeds seem good, too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works great with my Xbox ONE

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

      Bought this to expand the storage on my Xbox ONE. Easy to set up, just plug and play, and the system recognized the device. I can't comment on the longevity of this drive as I've only had it a few months, but so far so good.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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