|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBU6Y0020BBK-WESN (Old Version)
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0|
|Compatible Devices||PC, Mac|
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- 2TB Storage Capacity
- USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility
- Extra storage for your photos, videos, music and files
- Formatted for Windows 8, 7, Vista & XP; Easily Reformat Drive for Mac
- WD quality and reliability
- Operating Temperature 5 Degrees Celsius to 35 Degrees Celsius
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|WD Elements||My Passport||My Passport Ultra||My Passport SSD|
|Capacity||Up to 4TB||Up to 4TB||Up to 4TB||Up to 1TB|
|Ideal for||Basic backup and storage||Premium portable storage with auto backup||Premium portable storage with auto backup in a design that brilliantly pairs metal and matte finishes to create a sophisticated style||Portable storage with blazing-fast transfers|
|WD Backup software||✓||✓||✓|
|Password protection and 256-bit AES hardware encryption||✓||✓||✓|
|Interfaces||USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)||USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)||USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)||USB 3.1 (USB 3.0/2.0 compatible)|
|Limited warranty||2 years||3 years||3 years||3 years|
Plug-and-play portable storage
Quickly connect this portable drive to instantly add storage to your PC. WD Elements is an ideal companion for taking important files with you on the go.
- Up to 4TB capacity
- Extra storage for your photos, videos, music and files
- USB 3.0 connectivity for super-fast transfer speeds
Big capacity in a small device
With up to 4TB in a lightweight design, you can take your photos, videos, music and other files wherever you go.
Improve PC performance
Free up space on your slow-moving PC by transferring files to your WD Elements drive, and get your PC moving again.
USB 3.0/2.0 compatible
With USB 3.0 connectivity, you get maximum performance when transferring your files to and from WD Elements portable drive.
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|Sold By||Available from these sellers||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||W Wonder|
|Compatible Devices||PC, Mac||Windows||PC, mac, PS4, Xbox||—||Desktop||Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, Mac|
|Digital Storage Capacity||2.00 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB|
|Hard Disk Description||Portable||Fast transfer rates When connected to a USB 3.0 port, WD Elements portable storage delivers maximum performance for data transfers. Transfer a full-length HD movie in a fraction of the time it takes with USB 2.0. Performance may vary based on user's hardware and system configuration. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility Works seamlessly with the latest USB 3.0 devices and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices as well. High capacity in a small enclosure The small, lightweight design offers high-capacity storage, making WD Elements portable storage the ideal companion for consumers who want to take their important files with them. Improve PC performance When your internal drive is almost full your PC slows down. Don't delete files. Free up space on your internal drive by transferring files to your WD Elements and get your PC moving again. WD quality inside and out We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection. Formatted for Windows Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Reformatting required for other operating systems.||Portable||Portable||Portable||Portable|
|Hard Disk Size||2 TB||2000 GB||2 TB||2.0 TB||2.0 TB||2.0 TB|
|Hardware Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0||USB 2.0||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Item Dimensions||4.4 x 3.2 x 0.82 inches||4.35 x 3.23 x 0.59 inches||4.6 x 3.15 x 0.58 inches||4.22 x 2.95 x 0.44 inches||4.3 x 3.1 x 0.55 inches||4.65 x 3.46 x 0.5 inches|
|Item Weight||7.76 ounces||4.66 ounces||6.72 ounces||4.23 ounces||5.28 ounces||4.94 ounces|
|Memory Storage Capacity||2 TB||2000 GB||2.0 TB||2000 MB||2 TB||2000 GB|
WD Elements portable hard drives offer reliable, high-capacity storage, fast data transfer rates and universal connectivity with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices to back up your photos, videos and files on the go. Operating Temperature 5 Degrees Celsius to 35 Degrees Celsius .
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While it worked, it worked well. When it began failing, though, any software running on my laptop linked with data on the hard-drive would freeze and lock up the computer for a while.
Online software support from WD wasn't exactly easy to find and, once found, their proprietary diagnostic software failed to recognize their own product the first couple times. After a 15 hour scan of the device, it prompted me to repair certain bad sectors. Following that prompt though, I was then informed those bad sectors could not be repaired.
In every support article you'll read about addressing issues with external hard-drives, it invariably says to always back up your data. Well, this product is the backup; that's precisely what a 2TB external hard-drive is for, and a life span of half a year doesn't inspire much confidence.
I called the warranty support. For a ~$100 hold on a credit card, they will ship you a replacement product with instructions on then how to return your faulty drive. While they do provide a link to a discounted UPS label for return shipping, that cost is incurred by the customer.
I'm pleased they'll replace the product but I'm not very impressed by my initial purchase lasting 6 months or the fact the customer incurs return shipping costs.
This is a nice, compact drive that is lightweight, and can safely be "stacked" on top of a console or PC with no threat of crushing or leaving indents after long periods of sitting. It can easily become inconspicuous, and even in view it is not much of an eye sore. As a matter of fact, it's black coloring goes just fine - sitting on top of my XBox One(top left - DO NOT PLACE THE DRIVE ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THE CONSOLE WHERE THE VENTILATION IS).
XBox One owners who have reached their storage limits would appreciate this. It IS practically "PLUG & PLAY". Practically, because you must not plug the drive usb into the console until you have FIRST powered up your console. I plugged - then powered up the first attempt, and the XBox didn't even sense it. Power up the console(give it time to load your home screen), plug in the HD's usb(I plugged it in the "rear" of the console), go to "Settings", then "Storage". **NOTE: It slipped my memory, but either right after plug in, or immediately after choosing the WD drive for future memory(next step), it will ask if the drive's primary use is for "photos and media", whether you have current photos on the drive, and/or is it for your "game saves and downloads". Know that it is about to format the drive, so if you have photos saved prior to moving it to the XBox - keep this in mind...you could lose them.**
I provided pictures, but you will notice your consoles built in memory option at first, and the WD Hard Drive option should be showing to it's right. You may immediately notice something seemingly off...
You haven't been ripped off. Think of that unprovided(to you) ".2 TB" as the HDrive's functioning brain. The drive needs memory space of its own to be the think tank for services provided to you. A brainless drive is a dead drive.
Just click or choose to switch your memory(and future downloads) to the WD drive. Somewhere either right before or right after, it will ask your preferences on what kind of content you want saved. After formatting, IT'S SET. It showed "27.1%" memory used(for me), leaving that 1.8 TB. My explanation will take much longer to read than setting this up yourself. It's quite easy. I have since successfully re-downloaded games that I had to delete to make room for others, and I have also successfully downloaded new ones. We even had a recent power outage flicker - no harm to the drive. So far, so good, and at one of the most reasonable prices on Amazon in it's class.
I found the steps on Reddit. If you want to get them there, just Google "reddit disk utility fails to erase/format an external hdd." The first hit in your search results will be that page.
These are the steps I took, per Reddit.
1. Open the Terminal app. You will need to copy and paste specific commands into the app, hitting return each time in order execute your commands.
2. Paste this command: diskutil list
3. This will show you the disks you have connected to your Mac. You want to get the name to the disk you're trying to format. The below commands assume this is "disk1", but replace "disk1" with the correct disk if it's something different.
4. Now unmount the disk, by copying and pasting this command: diskutil unmountDisk force disk1
5. Write zeros to the boot sector, by pasting this command: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk1 bs=1024 count=1024
6. Finally attempt to partition it again, by pasting this command: diskutil partitionDisk disk1 GPT JHFS+ "My External HD" 0g.
This will format your disk to HFS+. If you want to reformat it to ExFat or something else, you can now do that with Disk Utility.
Top reviews from other countries
Festplatte wurde problemlos von der Playstation erkannt und konnte schnell eingerichtet werden.
Nutze diese Festplatte jetzt seit einem Jahr und sie Funktioniert super dafür!
Ich bin sehr zufrieden und kann sie bedenkenlos an alle Playstation Nutzer weiterempfehlen.
En cuanto a la entrega de Amazon fue sorprendente, en menos de 48hrs de que lo pedí ya lo tenía en mi casa a pesar que es producto de importación de Amazon USA y estaba programado de 5-8 días la entrega.
Physical the drive looks very plasticy and fragile. The connection between USB and enclose fells flimsy and loose. Worked well in the beginning although read/write got slower then the drive was halfway full.
A month ago during files transfering between computers the drive connect to a laptop did not show up. Checked the drive with included WD software - shows no errors although still does show up with files. I ran other softwares and found out that the drive got corrupted. Will try to recover as much as possible with file recovery program.
I would recommend this drive if you need a quick and cheap larger capacity hard drive with moderate read/write speeds although I would not rely on it or trust it with important unrecoverable data.