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The Western Digital WD Elements Desktop model is a mid-grade external hard drive.

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Pros

sleek, minimalist design

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sturdy, well-built enclosure to protect the drive

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built-in LED indicator light isn't overwhelming in darkened rooms

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Cons

The A/C adapter is known to have problems and die. You can backorder it if fails for free

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designed to sit flat - can't be positioned on its side

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if replaced under warranty, customers will receive a refurbished drive

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drive is completely enclosed - lacks ventilation holes

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The Western Digital WD Elements Desktop model is a mid-grade external hard drive. It is designed for both in-home, and business use. The WD Elements hard drive is designed with a slim and compact body that is encompassed in a case made out of durable metal. It features an available, 1TB (1,000GB), 750GB, 640GB, 500GB or 320GB storage capacity, with a 16mb drive cache and a speed of 5400rpm. The WD Elements Desktop hard drive comes with support for safe shutdown software which prevents the hard drive from being shut down while files are being transferred, an energy efficient functionality that automatically turns the hard drive on and off with the connected computer, and plug and play storage functionality which means that it is compatible with all PC's and Mac's without any lengthy installation.

Features
  • Slim, compact body design surrounded in a durable metal case
  • Safe Shutdown software
  • Automatic, install-free, plug-in support for both PC and Mac computers
  • Energy efficient functionality
  • USB 2.0 interface support
  • Drive Size: 1TB (1,000GB), 750GB, 640GB, 500GB, 320GB
  • Drive Cache: 16mb
  • Drive Speed: 5400rpm
  • Transfer Rate (Max): 480Mbits/ sec
  • Weight: 2.24 lbs
  • Dimensions (H x L x W): 8.02" x 1.42" x 4.90"
  • Operating Temperature: 41° F to 95° F

 

What It Holds (1TB Drive)
  • Up to 285,000 digital photos
  • Up to 250,000 MP3 songs
  • Up to 25,000 songs (uncompressed CD quality music)
  • Up to 76 hours of digital video (DV)
  • Up to 440 hours of DVD quality video
  • Up to 120 hours of HD video

 

System Requirements
  • Available USB port
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
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