|Item Model Number||WDBWLG0120HBK-EESN|
|Product Dimensions||13.5 x 4.8 x 16.58 cm; 870 Grams|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||13.5 x 4.8 x 16.6 centimetres|
|Flash Memory Size||10|
|Item Weight||870 g|
|Date First Available||2 July 2020|
WD 12 TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0
|Price:||+ $18.96 Delivery|
- Fast data transfers
- High-capacity add-on storage
- Plug-and-play ready for Windows PCs
- Wd quality inside and out
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community.
Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
Wd elements desktop storage with USB 3.0 offers reliable, high-capacity, add-on storage, Fast data transfer rates and universal connectivity with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices. The sleek design features up to 12TB capacity Plus WD quality and reliability.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Customers who bought this item also bought
Review this product
Top reviews from Australia
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
Like most, I was purchasing these for the drives inside, rather than for use as an external unit, typically proving to be the cheaper way of buying larger drives when they're on offer.
Issues that you may need to know:
Firstly, and not wholely unexpected, this doesn't have the standard mounting screw holes you'd expect on older/smaller 3.5" drives, missing the middle of the three on each side in order to accomodate the additional drive platters, and repositioning the mount holes on the bottom for the same reason. This might not sound like much, but if you use a screwless case of any kind, or some kind of tray system that use the older style mounting holes, you'll likely find that can't secure these drives into the bay with the standard kit - I had to resort to some adaptation myself.
Secondly, and more importantly, some older PSUs can have a problem powering these drives up due to the use of a newer SATA power specification. There's a few workarounds, so have a quick look for 'fix 3.3v issue in white label drives' if you have a problem. Using a simple molex-to-sata adapter works if you're stuck.
It's still very simple to open the case itself - a small flat-nose screwdriver or some plastic cards will do to pry the top-end open (from there it's just a case of pushing), and you'll need a screwdriver (Phillips head) to remove the drive from the two screws attaching the drive to the SATA/power connector. Other than that, there's some rubber mounts that simply need pushed out. There's youtube videos about removing it from the case and what to watch for it you plan on removing it (just needs a bit of care to watch snapping off some plastic clips when doing the initial steps).
This is my second - the last contained a WD red, but this latest contains a WD120EMFZ-11 drive (manufacturing date of January this year), hence adding a review for those still hoping for Reds specifically. These latest models are specifically Western Digital Whites: 3.5" SATA III drive, seemingly 6Gb/s, 5400 RPM disks. In open air, spin and seek noise seems to be far better than a neighbouring Seagate drive, appearing to be very similar to some of my older, very quiet, WD Green drives. For use as a video-hosting server drive, it's pretty much ideal - very low power on idle, 5A peak during full use. My only gripe is that it runs roughly three degrees hotter than my other WD drives, including the last 12gb (an EMAZ drive), but nothing major.
It requires its own power supply (plug included), and connects to your computer via USB.
As for portability, it's portable enough to be carried around in say a laptop case but I would recommended keeping it at home or in the office, and left plugged in.
The transfer speeds are ok, not the best (slower than my WD black drive).
Ultimately, it suits what I was looking for; large storage capacity for media files.
First off, you lose over ONE TB of capacity to formatting, 10.9 TB left, straight out of the box.
Next, it is so slow!!
You see that claimed 140MBPS above?? Bollocks, I transferred 2TB and it never broke 98MBPS, off of an internal drive that gives over 160MBPS.
This is using a Gen2 3.1 USB port.
That 2TB took all afternoon and beyond midnight, I had to leave the PC running all night to finish it.
I didnt intend to, but it is so slow, I am going to shuck it and see if it works any better internally.
I'll get back to you.
I am using it in a Qnap Nas and everything has worked well. To remove the drive from the cage you just need to stick 4 credit cards into the corners of the back and slide the plastic shell off. Inside the drive is screwed to a PCB with thick rubber supports to each corner to prevent it from vibrating. If you do it properly you can remove the case without damaging it at all.
Purchased 3 of these drives over the last year for shucking and using inside a terramaster F5-221 Nas.
Inside the terramaster NAS for the first two drives I covered the 3.3v pin with non conductive tape but for the recent drive I didn't and it turns out in the Terramaster you don't need to do that.
From the 12TB drive I got 10.71TB of usage space once formated in my NAS.
Shucking of these is easy with a phillips head screwdriver and a knife. I wasn't concerned about damaging the case as I had checked the drive on my PC using HDD scan software. I have never recieved a drive that didn't work but it's always best to check prior to voiding any return option incase the drive is faulty.
Would highly recommend these drives if schucking or using in the housing the arrive in.