Store and take your important information with you while on-the-go using the 500GB Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive from WD. With a capacity of 500GB, it can be used for additional storage or for backing up your videos, photos, music, documents, and other files. The Elements drive connects to your computer with a USB 3.0 port at speeds up to 5 Gb/s, is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at speeds up to 480 Mb/s, and is formatted as NTFS so Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 systems will recognize it right out of the box. For Mac users, the drive can be formatted to work with Mac OS.
The Elements drive quickly backs up and retrieves files by utilizing USB 3.0 technology and draws power from a USB bus-powered port on your device, meaning that it requires no other additional external power source. Automatic data backups have also been simplified with free software that lets you create scheduled backup times. The WD Elements drive is protected by a limited 2-year worldwide warranty and a micro-USB to USB Type-A cable is included.
USB 3.0 and 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive, you get compatibility with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices. For reference, USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 or USB 3.2 Gen 1.
Fast Transfer Rates
When connected to a USB 3.0 port, this WD Elements portable hard drive delivers fast data transfer rates.
Improve Computer Performance
When your internal hard drive is almost full, your computer slows down. Don’t delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements and get your computer moving again.
High Capacity, Small Enclosure
The small, lightweight design offers up to 500GB of storage, making WD Elements portable hard drives a viable companion for consumers on the go.
WD knows your data is important to you. So, they build the drive inside to their demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then, they 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. It can also be reformatted for Mac