When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, WD Elements lets you access and save files faster than ever. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just 3 minutes instead of 13 minutes.
* Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.
Download the free trial of WD SmartWare Pro automatic and cloud backup software and start protecting your files today. Back up to your WD Elements drive or to the cloud using your Dropbox account.
Formatted to work right out of the box with your Windows® PC. Just connect the power and plug the drive into the USB port on your computer to instantly add more storage.
With up to 3 TB capacity, there's plenty of room for all your important files and precious memories.
When your internal hard drive is almost full, your PC slows down. Don’t delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements desktop storage and get your computer moving again.
With this single drive you can connect to the latest USB 3.0 devices or to your USB 2.0* devices as well.
* Data transfers will occur at USB 2.0 speeds when connected to a USB 2.0 port.
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.
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It's easy to bring back lost files.
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You've taken the time to create it or capture it – everything that matters to you, from financial to sentimental. But you're just one system error, one spilled latte, one stolen backpack away from losing it all.
If it matters to you, make a second copy!
Like a jet plane with more than one engine you need a backup. If your files are backed up and an important file is lost, you can relax because you have a copy.
Make it automatic. Set it and forget it.
Protect the files you create yourself whether they are text documents, e-mail messages, pictures, music, videos or game saves. If you made them, you want to save them and keep them nearby.
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Back up to an external drive.
You can back up to CDs or DVDs, but this is a slow, manual process. And contrary to popular belief, most CDs and DVDs are not permanent. Low-priced CDRs may not be readable in as few as two years and thumb drives are small, lower capacities, and easy to lose.
* Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.