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UNBOX-REVIEW: WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive Overview:

The WD Elements USB 3.0 Portable Storage is an on-the-go hard drive that can store data up to 1TB capacity. It has a lightweight and sleek design that you can carry easily and a USB 3.0 connectivity (with USB 2.0 compatibility) to ensure stable, reliable and fast data transfer.

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable DriveWD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

WD Elements 1TB Portable Drive (via package)

The WD Elements 1TB Portable Drive available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB data storage. It can be used to USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. It also includes free trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software, so you can back up files to local WD Elements drive or to the cloud.

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive
Package contains: Portable Hard Drive, USB Cable and Quick Install Guide

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

The WD Elements 1TB has a simple and sleek design with easy-to-use portable storage, just plug it into Windows PC USB port then you can instantly transfer files on it.

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable DriveWD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

WD Elements 1TB Portable Drive Specifications:

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

OPERATING SPECIFICATION:
Data transfer rate: Up to 5 Gb/s with USB 3.0 | Up to 480 Mb/s with USB 2.0
Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C | Non-op. temperature: –20°C to 65°C
SYSTEM COMPATIBILITY:
Formatted NTFS for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
* Requires reformatting for Mac OS X
DIMENSIONS:
Height: 0.60 in (15 mm) | Depth: 4.40 in (111 mm) | Width: 3.20 in (82 mm) | Weight: 0.30 lb (0.13 kg)
INTERFACE:
USB 3.0, USB 2.0

BENCHMARK:
Crystal Disk Mark

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

The read speed is up to 94.82 MB/s and write speed is up to 95.91MB/s via USB 3.0 port.

HD Tune Pro

Minimum read speed of 53.3 MB/s, Maximum read speed of 117.9 MB/s and an Average read speed of 88.6 MB/s.

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

From here, another picture on how the WD Elements 1TB Portable Drive performs on its read/write speed.

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

Real World Application

For actual usage, we used the file transfer app Teracopy to determine the maximum read/write speed of its transfer. For this test, we used 0.98GB file size.

SOURCE FILE FROM (WD ELEMENTS 1TB) AND DESTINATION TO (HDD 7200RPM)

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive
The actual read speed reaches at 85 MB/s with time duration of 11.713 seconds.

SOURCE FILE FROM (HDD 7200RPM) AND DESTINATION TO (WD ELEMENTS 1TB)

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive
The actual write speed reaches at 86 MB/s with time duration of 11.618 seconds.

PRICE:
$54.99 USD at Amazon.com | WARRANTY: 3 YEARS
PHP 2,865.00 at Lazada.com

WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

VERDICT: The WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive has a solid 4.5/5 rating, for having simple and sleek design, big storage at a low cost, great warranty and good transfer speed/performance. While remain at a low cost portable drive, you need to reinforce the drive with security features and backup software. However, if the security and backup software doesn’t mind you, then this might be an excellent deal for you.
WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Drive

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8 comments

  1. Paul James says:

    nice review, its quite cheap and large amount of data can be put to the portable drive. overall, i am satisfied with the product.

  2. Tendo says:

    cheap and a good product, like it!

  3. Willy says:

    a deal breaker for this portable hard drive, cheap but does the job for storing my files.

  4. Trinity says:

    just bought one, all i can say its cheap and works very well on my files/backup storage.

  5. Jonas says:

    i bought the 2TB wd elements usb 3.0, inexpensive portable hard drive. i am planning to buy another for my videos and music backup

  6. Bret Tan says:

    decent transfer rate speed, gladly i bought one! thank you for this review.

  7. Gani says:

    great review, i consider this to buy for my backup.

  8. Mae says:

    bought at lazada, great deal and works great on my personal data storage.

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