Since WD designed this Element drive for Windows, it comes pre formatted NTFS for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. If you happen to work across both Windows and Mac platforms, WD provides a downloadable NTFS driver for macOS, which enables the reading and writing of this Element drive without any reformatting. Or, make it fully Mac compatible with a simple reformat. Thanks to a 256-bit AES hardware encryption chip, your private files are kept more secure.
Style & Function
Fusing modern anodized metal and textures, the Element Drive is available in a variety of colors to match your personal style and the latest computers.
Do More with WD Discovery
Included WD Discovery software connects to popular social media and cloud storage services, like Facebook, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Import your photos, videos, and docs to the Element drive to help preserve your online life. If you work across both Windows and Mac, WD provides a downloadable NTFS driver for macOS to enable you to read and write to your Element drive without the need for reformatting. WD Discovery software can also be used to manage your drive with WD Drive Utilities.
Auto Backup Software
Be it your photos, videos, or business documents, WD Backup software helps make it easy to protect what’s important to you by automating your backup routine. After installing WD Backup software, simply plug in your drive and let it take care of the rest.
The Element is formatted for Windows 10 to deliver plug-and-play storage out of the box. With WD Discovery software, you can also download the NTFS driver for macOS, so you can work seamlessly between operating systems without reformatting. This drive is also compatible with Windows 8.1 and 7.
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.
- Capacity: 2TB
- Maximum Transfer Rates
- When connected to a USB 3.0 port, WD Elements portable storage delivers increased performance for data transfers. Transfer a full-length HD movie in a fraction of the time it takes with USB 2.0
- USB 3.0 and 2.0 Compatibility
- Works with USB 3.0 devices and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices
- High Capacity, Small Enclosure
- The small, lightweight design offers high-capacity storage, making WD Elements portable storage a viable companion for value-conscious consumers who want to take their important files with them
- 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
- WD Quality
- WD knows your data is important to you and builds the internal components of the drive to demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. The drive is then protected with a durable enclosure
- Formatted for Windows
- Formatted NTFS and compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. It can also be reformatted for Mac