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WD 500GB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBUZG5000ABK-NESN
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- Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data transfers.Massive capacity - 500 GB
- For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Refer to Application Guide for guidance on this
- Free trial of WD SmartWare Pro auto and cloud backup software
- 1-year limited warranty
- WD quality and reliability
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|Digital Storage Capacity||500 GB||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||500 GB||500 GB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||Portable||Portable||Portable||portable||External|
|Hard-Drive Size||500 GB||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||500 GB||500 GB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||3.2 x 4.4 x 0.6 in||3.2 x 4.4 x 0.6 in||0.6 x 4.8 x 3.2 in||3.2 x 4.4 x 0.6 in||3.1 x 5 x 0.6 in||3.1 x 4.7 x 0.59 in|
|Item Weight||4.8 ounces||4.8 ounces||6.4 ounces||0.54 lb||7.05 lbs||0.51 lb|
|Memory Storage Capacity||500 GB||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||—||—|
|Size||500 GB||1TB||1TB||1 TB||500 GB||500GB|
WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB WD ELEMENTS USB 3.0 . NOT ELIGIBLE FOR WESTERN DIGITAL REBATES OR REPORTING. NON-CANCELLABLE AND NON-RETURNABLE
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I measured the read speed on PC at about 80mb/s (sequential) when using USB 3.0. Using the same USB 2.0 Y-cable connection Wii U uses, the speed dropped to 34mb/s for a sequential read and 23mb/s for a random read, both of which are faster than the 22.5mb/s speed of Wii U discs.
In-game, I saw an average reduction in loading times of 6 seconds for Mariokart 8 tracks and 1-2 seconds for Pikmin 3 trials (there was no change in the initial game boot time in either case). In general, the drive is fast and performs better than using a disc, but it does read very slowly at system startup, which reduces the usefulness of Wii U's "quick start" feature. It's also not as fast as the Wii U's internal flash memory, which loaded Bit Trip Runner 2 and Nano Assault Neo levels about 3-4 seconds faster (but that's to be expected from a SSD).
It's a shame that the full USB 3.0 speed capabilities of HDDs can't be utilized on Wii U, but this drive still loads faster than an optical disc and works reliably. Aside from the sluggish performance at boot-up, I'm very happy with this drive.
This WD Element has been in use none stop for a month backing up 3 different Dell latitude D610 Laptops and a Toshiba NB205 Netbook.
I thought about maybe getting the 1TB but that would just caue me to save more stuff where as with this 500gb I have to delete stuff that is not that important to keep on the drive.
Videos, games, old software programs and other misc stuff I don't care about anymore.
With the 1TB I would just say "Oh well I'll just keep it a little while longer?"
I think a bigger external storage drive would be much slower on my old laptops so i'll just by another WD 500gb seeing how well it's holding up.
I like this backup storage drive because it's not like the Passport I have that you cant access if your doing a system restore.
Most system restoring is done in the DOS environment and you would need an option to enable the drive from a DOS prompt.
The Passport is a great external HDD with it's security to keeping nosy ones out of your personal things.
The complaint I have is with the location and functioning of the power light. I like to see this indicator at all times to verify that the drive is powered up and transferring data but because of where the light is located, I'm forced to position the drive in one specific direction which is not good for cable management. The indicator should be on the face of the drive (near the logo) and not where it is (on the side). In addition, the indicator flashes intermittently when the drive is asleep which is very annoying in a darkened environment.
However it's doing the job and only time can determine it's durability.