WD Elements Desktop 16TB

Version: 16 TB
Total storage capacity
580,-
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580,-
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Key specs

Hard drive type
3.5 inches
Total storage capacity
16 TB
Build quality
Mid-range
Backup feature
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our HDD external hard drive expert
  • 16TB of storage space is enough for more than 330 HD movies or 1.6 million photos of 10MB.
  • Thanks to the USB 3.0 connector, the drive is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
  • The drive works as soon as you connect it to your Windows device.
  • The drive doesn't have hardware encryption with password protection.
  • You need to format the drive first if you want to use it on Mac.
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Description

Store all your precious photos, documents, and media files on the WD Elements Desktop 16TB. This 3.5-inch external hard drive takes up little space on your desk. The Elements Desktop is specially designed for Windows computers, but it also works with Apple devices when you format the drive. Make a backup of your entire PC without installation, or transfer your movie collection and vacation photos so they're safe. You transfer data via USB 3.0, which is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. A USB 3.0 cable is included. In addition, the drive is shockproof. That means it remains undamaged if it falls off the table, so your files are safe.

Store all your precious photos, documents, and media files on the WD Elements Desktop 16TB. This 3.5-inch external hard drive takes up little space on your desk. The Elements Desktop is specially designed for Windows computers, but it also works with Apple devices when you format the drive. Make a backup of your entire PC without installation, or transfer your movie collection and vacation photos so they're safe. You transfer data via USB 3.0, which is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. A USB 3.0 cable is included. In addition, the drive is shockproof. That means it remains undamaged if it falls off the table, so your files are safe.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Power cable
  • Micro USB 3.0 to USB-A 3.0 cable

Included by default

  • Manual
  • Power cable
  • Micro USB 3.0 to USB-A 3.0 cable

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Key specs

Hard drive type
3.5 inches
Total storage capacity
16 TB
Build quality
Mid-range
Backup feature
Yes

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Rating per section

Reliability
10,0
Speed
10,0
Sound production
10,0
Price-quality ratio
10,0

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Most helpful reviews

5 / 5 stars
9,5/10

Excellent value for money

  • Long power cord
  • On off switch

I bought this drive to make extra backups and started using it right away. For me, 4TB, a minimalist design and USB3 were a must. An extra plus is the on-off button anyway, I'm not a fan of disks that start as soon as you plug them in. This will help prolong the life of the drive as I will only turn it on every now and then to sync files. The rubber feet at the bottom ensure that hardly any vibrations are transferred to your desk. Even after a whole day of copying data, the heat development is not too bad due to the ventilation holes in the housing. And to be very specific, the LED is white and not too bright. I used to have a disk that lit up the whole room and you were almost blind from looking at the blue LED. So excellent value for money.

  • Dieter
  • 7 September 2015
  • Total storage capacity: 4 TB
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
5 / 5 stars
10/10

Total backup system

Fast, works as it should and handy for backing up everything on one disk.

  • Kris vanandroye
  • 12 August 2014
  • Automatically translated from Dutch
4.5 / 5 stars
8,5/10

typical next generation

  • Quiet
  • Looks great on the bookshelf
  • Switch sometimes refuses

I bought 2 of these to accommodate the expansion of music collection. They have clearly become quieter than the previous version. It may not be quieter.

  • Leo zandvliet
  • 7 August 2015
  • Automatically translated from Dutch