Transfer files faster than ever
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.Free trial of WD SmartWare Pro backup software
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.Plug-and-play simplicity
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.Improve PC performance
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.
WD quality inside and out
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.
- System Requirements
- Available USB port
- Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- May be reformatted for Mac OS X Mountain Lion or Lion
- Note: Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.
- Desktop hard drive
- USB cable
- AC adapter
- Quick Install Guide
- WD Smartware Pro
Back up your wayWD SmartWare offers options for how, when and where you back up your files.
How?Select File and folder or Category backup. File and Folder backup lets you choose the files and folders that you want to protect with your chosen backup mode.
When?Choose from automatic, continuous backup or scheduled backup. Automatic, continuous backup runs quietly in the background and backs up your files every time you add or change and save a file. With scheduled backup, you choose the day, time and frequency of your backups.
Where?When you upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro, you can back up to your local external hard drive or to the cloud using your Dropbox* account. For double-safe protection, you can also back up the files in your Dropbox account to your local external hard drive.
Back up to any external USB driveWhen you upgrade to WD SmartWare Pro, you can back up your computer to any external hard drive whether that drive is from WD or from a third party.
* Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.
It's easy to bring back lost files.If you ever accidentally delete an important file or need to get an earlier version of a file, WD SmartWare helps you retrieve the file in seconds with the easy-to-use retrieve interface. WD SmartWare maintains the file structure that you have set up on your computer so it's easy to locate the file once you have retrieved it.
Visual interface shows backup progressWD SmartWare features a visual interface with gauges that display how much data you have to be backed up in each category. And as your backup progresses the gauges change color, showing you the backup as it happens.