The new Western Digital external HDD has a whopping 2TB of storage space, giving you the freedom to store large amounts of data that isn’t constrained to your PC. This sleek and unassuming piece of kit simply plugs into your PC or Mac via a USB port, allowing you to store your music, movies, documents and much more, with the additional beauty being fully portable.
At Size 165 x 135 x 48 mm, this sleek and stylish looking hard drive can store 152 hours of video, up to half a million songs or over 570,000 photos and all this within a HDD that weighs just over a kilo.
With a Western Digital HDD, you can be sure that your money is well spent on a brand that has been manufacturing top-notch hardware for many years. Whilst the drive is specifically designed and preconfigured for Windows OS, with a little extra configuration, it can also be used with Macs.
Its sleek design means that it’s also aesthetically pleasing and with all the wires (USB and power) being at the back of the drive, it won’t clutter up your desk too much. Transfer speeds are good at around 1GB per minute for transferring large files, thanks in part to the 7200 rpm.
The drive runs nice and cool too, despite not having an internal fan and it’s super-quiet so it won’t interrupt your work or irritate you. If you have USB capability on your home TV, then you can also store movies and photos and watch on your TV, most modern TVs now come with this capability.
Western Digital have also taken the environment into account, with everything from the HDD itself to the packaging. When not in use, it will go into idle mode to save power and will turn on and off with your computer. This is a great feature for those with an interest in the environment, which would be most of us these days and technology companies are working hard to ensure products are as green as possible; Western Digital are no exception.
Not only does the drive itself use green technology with its power-saving abilities, but the packaging is green too, made from recyclable materials, you can be sure that you’re doing your bit for the environment too. Not only this, but the packaging is guaranteed ‘frustration free’ so you won’t spend half of your day attempting to open plastic packaging with various sharp objects.
- WD SmartWare software
Quick Install Guide
Western Digital 2TB External HDD specifications:
- WD quality inside and out
- Quick Install Guide
- Plug-and-play simplicity
- Designed to save power
- Earth-friendly packaging
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
- Weight 1.18kg Required
- Size 165 x 135 x 48 mm (H x D x W)
- Capacity 2TB Interface USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
- Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gb/s (max)
- Configuration Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Requires reformatting for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard