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Western Digital's WD Elements Desktop USB 2.0 external hard drives are the right answer for simple, reliable add-on storage. Simply plug one into a USB port and start saving your photos, music, video, and files. Designed with the same commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world, the WD Elements comes with plug-and-play simplicity, meaning you just have to connect the power and plug it into a USB port to instantly add more storage to your computer.
The WD Elements Desktop turns on and off with your computer and enters idle mode when not in use - it also utilises a WD drive with power-saving WD GreenPower Technology and an EnergyStar compliant power supply. Environmental sustainability is important to us at Western Digital. One of the best ways we can make a positive impact on the environment is to offer products that consume less electricity. To that end, WD has designed eco-friendly hard drives with WD GreenPower Technology for WD desktop, enterprise, CE and external hard drive products.
Based on extensive customer input toward supporting ENERGY STAR 4.0 compliance and incorporating the latest in engineering technology, we developed this platform to bring more energy efficient hard drive options to our customers.
As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. Currently available 1 TB hard drives have a typical power consumption rating greater than 13.5 watts. WD has designed the first 3.5-inch hard drives that deliver power savings as the primary attribute. IntelliPower and IntelliPark are two examples of technologies that enable the WD GreenPower Technology platform.
A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. For each drive model, WD may use a different, invariable RPM.
Drives featuring WD GreenPower Technology consume less current during start up, allowing more drives to spin up simultaneously resulting in faster system readiness - a big plus for enterprise customers.
IntelliPark delivers lower power consumption by automatically unloading recording heads during idle periods to reduce aerodynamic drag, and disengages read/write channel electronics.
Packaged in minimised, eco-friendly, recyclable packaging made from recycled materials, the WD Elements Desktop is pre-formatted for PCs. Designed for use with Windows-based computers, it can also be easily reformatted for use with Macs.
For additional storage capacity, check out the WD Elements Desktop 1.5TB.
i really like this piece of equipment it has plenty of memory to store what ever u need, its only draw back is you need to plug it in.Published 9 days ago by terry
Does the job but having to have an external plug made this too cumbersome. I got one with a USB connection only.Published 12 days ago by Mark Chettleburgh
Had this drive for four years now and it still works perfectly. Couldn't have asked for any better.Published 14 days ago by Daniel Harrow
I bought this on 30 Nov 2010. It is now 15th August, 2014 and the external drive is actually still alive without a single error. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Velerious
It would have definitely got 5 stars if it was powered by the usb and not a plug but that's such a minor thing which is just a preference of mine. Read morePublished 21 days ago by S. Morley
Good value when it was released. Now, for the same money, you should be able to pick up something less than half the size, with twice the storage capacityPublished 24 days ago by Perennially disappointed