Buying hard drives can be a complicated task, especially when there are a host of varied choices available. Basically, the main thing is to first prioritize your needs then look for a product that meets most of your criteria.
We take a look at two products by Western Digital-WD Elements and WD My Book. Both the drives are suitable for techno-geeks and IT individuals.
The storage capacity is a major draw of any hard drive. Elements has a storage capacity of 120 GB to 1.5 TB. It can help you save all your music, movies, videos and applications. On the other hand My Book boasts of an 80 GB to a whooping 8 TB storage. Eight TB is quite a lot of storage space. You can save all the more photos, music, videos and other data and applications at one place. Additionally, My Book also backs up all your data on a system level, making a copy of the entire operating system. It is also password protected to keep your data safe and secure. If you are the one who has concerns about data safety opt for My Book.
Both the drives give fast access to large files thanks to their7200-rpm rotation speed. Both can be used with a range of USB devices as they have an interface of USB 2.0. Adding on, both allow data transfer at a rate of 60 Mbps enabling you to fetch data quickly.
WD Elements Vs My Book
|WD Elements||WD My Book|
|Brand||Western Digital||Western Digital|
|Key Features||- Ultra-fast USB 3.0 data transfers. Massive capacity - For Mac compatibility this Hard Drive requires reformatting. Refer to Application Guide for guidance on this - Free trial of WD SmartWare Pro auto and cloud backup software - WD quality and reliability - Adding extra storage for your videos, music, photos, and files||- Downloadable version of AcronisTrue Image WD Edition software offers system-level backup for complete protection - Compatible with Windows(R) File History, included on Windows 8 and Windows 10 - Password protection with hardware encryption - USB 3.0 for fast data transfer rates|
|Customer Rating||4.6 out of 5.0 stars||4.4 out of 5.0 stars|
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The massive storage space definitely gives WD My Book an edge over WD Elements. However, Elements is a small, lightweight and portable easy to carry device, though both have a handy interface.If price is the only determining factor for some of you, opt for the one that is cheaper, else for massive storage needs My Book is recommended.