WD Elements Portable 3TB

WD Elements Portable 3TB

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Product information

Key specs

Hard drive type
2.5-inch
Total storage capacity
3 TB
Formatted for operating system
Windows
Build quality
Basic
Shockproof
No

Pros and cons

According to our HDD external hard drive expert
  • Power is transmitted via the USB cable, meaning you don't need a power cord.
  • The drive weighs approximately 235 grams, which is just a little heavier than your smartphone.
  • This hard drive works without installation on your Windows computer.
  • The drive has no hardware encryption with password protection.
  • In order to use the drive with macOS, you will have to format it first.
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Description

The WD Elements Portable 3TB is an external hard drive with a storage capacity of 3TB for all your files. This compact hard drive is only 2.5 inches in size, so it's easy carry around in your bag. The drive is even more portable because it's powered via the USB port. The Elements Portable has already been formatted for Windows computers, and can therefore be used in an instant.

The WD Elements Portable 3TB is an external hard drive with a storage capacity of 3TB for all your files. This compact hard drive is only 2.5 inches in size, so it's easy carry around in your bag. The drive is even more portable because it's powered via the USB port. The Elements Portable has already been formatted for Windows computers, and can therefore be used in an instant.


Manual

Manual (1.98 MB)

Included by default

  • Manual (1.98 MB)
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Quick start guide

Included by default

  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Quick start guide

Manual

Manual (1.98 MB)

Key specs

Hard drive type
2.5-inch
Total storage capacity
3 TB
Formatted for operating system
Windows
Build quality
Basic
Shockproof
No


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Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,5/10
    great value for money

    Lory Pedro | 28 May 2020

    so far very happy, even speed is decent

    Lory Pedro | 28 May 2020
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Fast....faster...waoooo

    Csaba Dudas | 27 May 2020

    • Pros:
      Small, quiet, and really fast, so it is perfect!

    Just it is fine

    Csaba Dudas | 27 May 2020
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,5/10
    Great external HDD for the price

    Vasileios Basas | 14 May 2021

    • Pros:
      fast
    • Pros:
      easy-to-use
    • Pros:
      no bloatware
    • Pros:
      USB 3.0
    • Con:
      short cable
    • Con:
      casing is not robust

    This external USB 3.0 hard drive has proven to be reliable for a fair price. Generally, the product is nice and compact. Speeds are OK but could have been a bit faster.

    Vasileios Basas | 14 May 2021

Specifications

Product

Product number
706234
Manufacturer code
WDBU6Y0030BBK-WESN
Brand
Western Digital
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Memory properties

Total storage capacity
3 TB
Cache memory
32 MB
Hard drive type
2.5-inch
HDD's RPM
5400 rpm
Formatted for operating system
Windows
Safety class
Basic
Maximum write speed
100 MB/s
Maximum read speed
100 MB/s

Functions

Shockproof
No
Dustproof
No
On/off switch
No
Backup feature
Yes
Protected memory (USB)
No
Recommended for use
Making a backup, Save photos and videos

Physical properties

Width
8,2 cm
Depth
11,1 cm
Height
2,1 cm
Weight
234 g
Color
Black
Material
Plastic
Build quality
Basic

Other properties

Energy-efficient
No
Power supply type
Via a different product

Connectors and connections

FireWire
No
Thunderbolt connector
No
SATA connector type
S-ATA (III)
Type of USB port
Standard USB-A
USB port
Yes