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Memory Size

2000 GB
3000 GB
5000 GB

Specifications

Key specifications

Form factor3.5"
Power supplyExternal AC adapter
InterfaceUSB 3.0

General information

Manufacturer WD
Product type External hard drives
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External hard drives

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Item number2586530
Manufacturer no.WDBWLG0040HBK-EESN
Sales rank in Product type External hard drives93 of 307

Colour

Case colour
Black

Data storage properties

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Data storage properties

A data storage device is a device for recording (storing) information (data). Recording can be done using virtually any form of energy, spanning from manual muscle power in handwriting, to acoustic vibrations in phonographic recording, to electromagnetic energy modulating magnetic tape and optical discs. A storage device may hold information, process information, or both. A device that only holds information is a recording medium. Devices that process information (data storage equipment) may either access a separate portable (removable) recording medium or a permanent component to store and retrieve information.

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Storage capacity
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Storage capacity

Computer data storage, often called storage or memory, refers to computer components, devices, and recording media that retain digital data used for computing for some interval of time.

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4000 GB
Computer storage interface
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Computer storage interface

A standard interface for connecting storage devices such as hard disks, solid state disks and CD-ROM drives inside personal computers.

USB 3.0
Form factor
3.5"
Number of hard disks included
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Number of hard disks included

Number of hard disks included in original configuration.

1 x
Windows version
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Windows version

Specifies the compatibility of the product with the different versions of Windows.

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Windows Vista
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Windows Vista

Windows Vista is an operating system released in several variations by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, and media center PCs.

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Delivery contents

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Delivery contents

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Delivery contents
USB cable

Properties

Power supply
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Power supply

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External AC adapter
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External AC adapter

A linear or switched-mode power supply (or in some cases just a transformer) that is built into the top of a plug is known as a "wall wart", "power brick", "plug pack", "plug-in adapter", "adapter block", "domestic mains adapter" or just "power adapter". They are even more diverse than their names; often with either the same kind of DC plug offering different voltage or polarity, or a different plug offering the same voltage.

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Returns and warranty

Dead on arrival (DOA) 30 Days Bring-in
Warranty 24 month Bring-in
30-day right of return
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30-day right of return

This product may be returned within 30 days after shipment or collection. A minimum of 10% will be deducted from opened products. Unfortunately, we cannot accept a product if it is damaged, incomplete or missing its original packaging.

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Warranty services

Warranty extension Bring-in

Warranty upgrade to premium express service

Warranty extension Bring-in

The warranty is extended at the same conditions as the manufacturer warranty.

to 3 years CHF 37.50
to 5 years CHF 43.80

Warranty upgrade to premium express service

The device will be replaced, repaired or refunded within 24 hours.

to 2 years CHF 35.10
to 3 years CHF 73.20 *
to 5 years CHF 81.30 *

* incl. Extension of the warranty
The warranty will be extended for the respective period of time


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Test reports

70%

Average rating 70%
Number of test reports 1

70%
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Rank 2 out of 6
Test score 2,77 - befriedigend
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Edition 18/2016 - Die Elements Desktop mit 4 TB aus dem Hause Western Digital macht im Test einen soliden Eindruck, für eine gute Gesamtnote reicht es jedoch nicht. Sie legt ein akzeptables Tempo an den Tag, jedoch sollte man sich bei großen Datenmengen dennoch etwas Zeit nehmen. Die Festplatte ist vergleichsweise schwer und bekommt Strom nur per Netzteil, zumal sie im Falltest defekte Sensoren aufweiste. Auch auf Software im Paket muss man hier verzichten.

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Availability

Mail delivery

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> 10 piece(s) ordered from the supplier.

Collection

All locations

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> 10 piece(s) ordered from the supplier.

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Matching accessories

USB cables

USB 3.0 Kabel (A - Micro, 1m)
CHF 11.90
LINK2GO USB 3.0 Kabel (A - Micro, 1m)
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Availability

Mail delivery

  • more than 10 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

PickMup

Collection

  • Basel: only 1 piece(s)
  • Bern: only 1 piece(s)
  • Dietikon: tomorrow at 14:30
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 13:30
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 11:20
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 15:40
  • St Gallen: only 1 piece(s)
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 13:30
  • Wohlen: only 1 piece(s)
  • Zurich: today at 17:30

If ordered immediately.
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Customer ratings

Overall rating

28
Avg. 4.6 of 5 stars

The 3 most useful ratings

User Anonymous
Elements Desktop (4000GB)

Liegt wohl eher am Betriebssystem Linux als am Pro...

Liegt wohl eher am Betriebssystem Linux als am Produkt. Unter Linux muss man halt vielfach selbst Hand anlegen. Wer es gerne bequem hat, benutzt ein anderes Betriebssystem. Bei mir funktioniert das Produkt schon seit längerem ohne Probleme.

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09.08.2014
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User theo1tobler
Elements Desktop (4000GB)

Sehr gute Festplatte, besitze mehrere 4T und 3T. B...

Sehr gute Festplatte, besitze mehrere 4T und 3T. Brauche sie als Speicher für Backup (Acronis), bin sehr zufrieden.
Bei Verwendung von 2 identischen Typen, wird nur 1 standardmässig von Windows erkannt. Abhilfe: In der Datenträgerverwaltung die nicht erkannte (offline) Platte mit einem rechten Mausklick bei Offline auf "Online" stellen. Zugang Datenträgerverwaltung:
Start/Computer/(re Mausklick)Verwaltung/Datenträgerverwaltung

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10.11.2014
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User arajnak1
Elements Desktop (4000GB)

I have only good experience from using multiple sa...

I have only good experience from using multiple samples of this device. Performance and reliability have been excellent this far. I use these devices as permanently connected backup to Synology NAS units, as well as individual Time Machine disks directly connected to a number of Mac computers.

Warmly recommended.
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