- Brand Name: Western Digital
- Model Number: WDBAAR5000ABK-NESN
- Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 - Year limited warranty
- Hard Disk Description: portable
WD Elements 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive
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- Easy to Use - Just plug it in and it's ready to receive your data.
- USB Powered - These drives require no power adapter--they are powered directly through the USB cable.
- Compact Design - Weighing in at only a few ounces, these tiny drives fit easily into pocket or purse.
- All WD drives, even our most basic products, are designed to protect your data
- Easy to Use - Just plug it in and it's ready to receive your data
- USB Powered - These drives require no power adapter
- Compact Design - Weighing in at only a few ounces
- Reliable - All WD drives, even our most basic products
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Type: Hard drive - external
Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.1 in x 5 in x 0.6 in
Weight: 7.1 oz
Localization: Canada, Latin America, United States
Capacity: 500 GB
Interface Type: Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Rate: 480 Mbps
OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.5
Power Source: USB bus
Vista Certification: Works with Windows Vista
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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From the Manufacturer
WD Elements™ Portable Hard Drive - Simply affordable. Easily portable.
Western Digital's WD Elements Portable USB 2.0 hard drives are the right answer for simple, reliable portable storage. Simply plug one in to a USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files.
Plug-and-play simplicity - Just plug the WD Elements Portable drive into a USB port to instantly add more storage to your computer.
USB powered - These drives require no power adapter because they are powered directly though the USB cable.
WD quality inside and out - Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world.
Packaging - Packaged in a minimized way and recyclable packaging made from recycled materials.
Preformatted for PCs - Designed for use with Windows-based computers. Can be easily reformatted for use with Macs.
Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7
Can be reformatted for Mac OS® X Tiger®, Leopard®, or Snow Leopard™
Note: Compatibility may vary, depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system.
What's in the box
USB 2.0 portable hard drive, USB cable, Quick Install Guide.
Top Customer Reviews
Used with a Linux computer, no formatting or any other special operations are necessary. Just plug it in and you're instantly "on!" (Of course, this same comment about no formatting necessary also applies to Windows computers, though, the first time you use it, a Windows machine may take a few seconds to recognize the new drive.)
Packaged with the unit is a standard USB connection cord (supports v. 1.1 and 2.0 and, in addition to connecting to your computer for data transfer, it also powers the unit; no other external power supply is necessary) as well as the usual warranty, etc., information.Read more ›
Very happy with this purchase!
There are only few differences between My Passport Essential & this WD Elements:
1) My Passport Essential has 3-year warranty and WD Elements has only 1-year warranty
2) My Passport Essential is 0.6 ounces lighter than WD Elements
3) Different external appearance
4) Different software included
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The design of this hard drive is so stylish that I feel that even Apple designers admired this beauty and simply copied it with their Apple TV Apple TV MC572LL/A (2010). The bottom and top are matte black which makes it less of a fingerprint magnet, while the sides have a glossy finish which adds a nice touch to it. The top part has a nice glossy WD logo. The bottom has little rubber feet to prevent vibrations. Overall, I don't think you will find anything more stylish and with such a practical design than this hard drive. It's very tiny and thin.
It's very simple to use - just plug it in the USB and THAT'S IT, no extra AC adapters or cables. There is a white LED light next to the USB which blinks when the hard drive is in use (it is solid if it's just connected to the computer doing nothing).
The one thing that I don't like about this hard drive is the speed. Because it is a USB hard drive - it may take a few hours to back up 320GB of data. But I can't complain as it is a portable drive and I knew the drawback. So if you need a fast external hard drive for backups at home - please consider the one with FIREWIRE. You may have to have it plugged in the wall outlet when using it, but it will be faster.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this back in 2010. Still works to this day. I'd say it was pretty good value the time that I bought it, but obviously there are other external hard drives with larger... Read morePublished 1 month ago by naturallyfrozen
I have two of these and find them easy to set up, easier to use.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great external that I use to store video and photos. Excellent read/write speed, would reccommendPublished 6 months ago by Steve
After about 2 years, it just doesn't get recognized on any laptop. Does WD help me recover the data?Published 7 months ago by Objective Reviewer
Just some FYI - I purchased the 640G model (WDBAAR6400ABK-NESN) on March 18, 2010 after my faithful Seagate 240G no longer had sufficient capacity. Read morePublished 9 months ago by TheTroupster
I bought this unti ages ago and have since added to my collection as storage on this unit ran dry. I have been able to extend the life and capacity of my laptop by using this... Read morePublished 17 months ago by sara kenward
I have had nothing but bad luck with WD drives. The one broke after about a day of use. The others I had at least lasted a few months.Published 19 months ago by M. Robertson