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WD Elements Portable USB 3.0 2TB

WD Elements Portable USB 3.0 2TB

  • Price/TB: 20.5 £/TB
  • Storage capacity: 2 TB
  • Form factor: 2.5 inches
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4 years ago*
A very fast hard drive. Good with USB3.0. Cheap in purchases from Germany
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4 years ago*
Works just as promised, provides great transfer rates and works perfectly to have as storage for plex server. I recommend this product.
*Edited 4 years

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5 years ago*
Slightly thicker than Passport Ultra, bought it abroad for about 600 seconds. Fast, quiet, no funny business.
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5 years ago*
Bought this used to have a small server, where it would be one of the disks in a RAID1 configuration in Debian Jessie 8.3. Having driven it in one half weeks now, and unlike the similar Toshiba 2TB disk I previously purchased the setting itself this is not impossible in sleep modes. mdadm in Debian has no problems with using the disk in the RAID configuration over USB 3.0. Quick is also around 100 MB / s over USB 3.0. Temperatures are good too, during a night of load step it up to around 42-45 degrees in a room at 20 degrees. With an external 80mm fan blowing on it as it stands at around 33 degrees during the spinning inactivity and rising to around 41 during longer loads. The dishes are also really quiet. Have slept in the same room as it passed over medium work without problems, feels like the future when the IT equipment keeps the flap. Tried the Debian Jessie 8.3, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, works as desired. Should we complain about something it would be good with some form of rubber sheath to protect it from bumps and scratches. The cord that comes with the soft and fairly long, but angled plug had not been wrong from the beginning, bought one of those from eBay (it is common micro-USB 3.0 connector) which facilitated the connection. SMART values ​​can check on both Windows via CrystalDiskInfo and Linux via satellite smartctl -A -d / dev / sd [XY]. The disk seems to have no G-sensor, in all cases, it will not play any such value in either Windows or Ubuntu. However, a few bad experiences with WD. An acquaintance had a WD My Passport that after a few years of study were improperly really slow (file transfers trögade down to a few kilobytes per second). Then I had 4 x 3.5-inch 750GB drives in RAID, of which 2 were errors that had hardware RAID controller to deny them. So will having this disk under observation - do not rely entirely on the WD. But In sum, a willing labor tiny portable hard drive that is well suited to the small hobby server.
*Edited 5 years

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6 years ago*
Bought this for ~ 1 year ago and it works fine fine. Fast transfer rate and nothing to complain about.
*Edited 6 years

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6 years ago*
Quick small and quiet. Works great with AE and backup via Time Machine (OS 10.10.4). Formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) / GUID.
*Edited 6 years

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7 years ago*
After about a week of use backup (Time Machine) together with a new Macbook Pro 15 "(2014), I have not been able to use the hard drive. Each time I plug it into one of the USB connectors so, my computer directly. Same results on the household all Macs (Macbook, iMac). Has not experienced this problem with my other external HD (Freecom, Samsung, Lacie). However: Reformatted (NTFS) on the PC (Win7) works hard disk without any problems, and will work with the formatting, even on Macs.
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7 years ago*
Agree with guos89. It is small, quiet and a bit thicker than its smaller sibling. Very smooth and affordable!
*Edited 7 years

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7 years ago*
Fast, small, not much more to say. Quiet, like most other 2.5 "drives. The thickness, however, is about 50% higher than the corresponding 500 and 1000GB units, mainly due to the internal hard drive has more plates, which builds in height. Still incredibly much easier to have a sånhär 2.5 "drive than a 3.5" drive that weighs safely 3 times as much and is 3 times as large, + that this does not need a separate power supply. Everything is powered via usb. The internal drive has a USB 3.0 connection and it is therefore not possible to attach the latter from its chassis and drive as an internal sata drive in the computer (as it has usb 3.0 directly on the circuit board). Does not affect the score at all, but might be good to know for the more technical interested who usually do so with their disks.
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