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WD 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN Review

WD 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN Review

 
 

Model: WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN

ASIN: B0713WPGLL

Features:

    • Fast data transfers
    • Massive capacity in a compact design
    • Downloadable free trial of WD SmartWare Pro
    • Plug-and-play ready for Windows PCs
    • WD quality inside and out
    • Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Window 7. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X

 

 


WDBU6Y0040BBK-WESN Reviews

“Excellent For Anyone Looking To Expand Their Storage In a reasonable price…”

in regards to Western Digital, they make excellent external storage solutions. I purchased an Components drive back in 2010 (640GB), a different one in 2013 (2TB), and now once more in the end of 2017. None failed on me yet. Ive used this drive for a couple months and copied about 1TB of files through USB3. I use a Windows 10 Home system and move speeds vary from 40-170MB/s depending on the documents. My last two Elements drive were USB2 plus they max out about 35MB/s, so this really is a welcome improvement.If you are suffering from low transport prices, heres some advice: Attempt to defrag your source disk (or trimming it if its SSD). I tried this method and using every single file in one piece of this disk can help access times to be much quicker.For individuals who want to know which HDD is within my Components, its a WD Blue 4TB drive (I checked the version number since WD40EZRZ). So if anything happens, it might be just the SATA-USB bridge connector rather than the drive itself.

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“Wd 4Tb Elements Mobile Hard Drive Good Backup Solution”

I’ve used several WD products and so far have not experienced a failure. In years past I would remove the drive from the enclosure and fit it into a sata caddy for better throughput. In cases like this, I understood that that wouldnâ$™t be possible as WD has included a miniature USB adapter directly to the controller pcb.Regardless, I planned on using this drive for offline storage and also as a backup destination.I attached the drive along with my windows 10 pro notebook realized it right off. Doing some sample tests suggests Iâ$™m getting about 90 mb/sec. Doing a complete backup in the 7200 rpm drive to this drive took approximately 3 hours. The packaging is decent and if the drive is fairly noisy when being used, I have another for the MacBook Pro possessing girl and showed her how to format from the default ntfs to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) All in all, I am delighted with the drive. It might be easier to take out the drive to accelerate transfer rates but again, at 5400 rpm, it wasnâ$™t likely to be a speed nut anyway.

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“Western Digital Hard Drives Very Reliable”

Here is the most recent of probably more than 20 WD drives purchased over the years. I’ve purchased bare drives for internal use, and included drives for back-up purposes. I purchased this Components because I don’t use any of those WD backup software but simply format for a single partition and connect for use with my computers software. I dont remember having one fail in the many years I have been using them. I currently have a lot of 1TB WD Passport drives hanging around as past back-ups (I use them in sequence, filling one then moving on to another). This Components does not seem to be the fastest drive out of the gate but that cares. . .its for incremental backup that happens automatically on an hourly basis from the background and 4TB ought to last quite some time in my MacBook Pro and it runs quite well in my USB-3 port. I also have a bare WD 3TB driveway that I operate with Firewire on my Mac Pro. Ill probably change these as I use a lot more backup on the tower. However, I give this drive a five-star score because it immediately started when plugged in to USB and only sits there backing up each hour using Macs Time Machine. Of course this evaluation may change in a moment if the drive were to fail but in that case, I’d probably replace it with equal.

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