Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 2.0 Desktop External HDD

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Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 2.0 Desktop External HDD
Features and Specifications
Testing and Final Thoughts

Product: Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 2.0 Desktop External HDD
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Introduction:

Western Digital has been one of the biggest mainstays when it comes to hard drives and for as long as I have known about computer technology, they have been making hard drives. Today we will be looking at one of their external hard drive products, the WD Elements 2TB USB external HDD. As stated in the title of the product, it is a USB 2.0 only drive, but even though it may not be the fastest and newest of technology, it sure has a boat load of storage to make up for its lacking attributes.

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Thoughts:

The drive has a nice glossy finish on all four sides, but on the top it has a subtle bumpy texture with a matte finish. Another subtle aesthetic feature to this drive is that along with the ports, the status light is also in the back so that you are able to see by reflection that the drive is active while not being distracted by a flashing light.

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Although the drive is a USB 2.0 drive, the power that it requires is drawn from the AC adapter that is included with it. I can see how it might be a little cumbersome to carry around the drive and all its cords but considering the storage size of the drive, needing any other storage device becomes a mute point! Installation of the drive is pretty straight forward and easy; just insert the cables into their respective outlets or plugs and wait for windows to install the drivers from the drive itself.


On the next page we will delve into the features and specifications of the drive along with the performance test results.