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Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb

Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb
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Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
96
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Age
1 Year Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A low cost and fully featured 230g external hard drive, good for ALL the cat pictures. It is USB powered and has a hard drive capacity of 4TB.
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Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb Price History

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.

There is a 36% chance that the price of the Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb will go down in the next 2 weeks. We forecast that prices might drop by up to £1 over this period.

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Representing excellent value for money and with features, we have ranked the Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb number 6 in high capacity hard drives and number 12 across all external hard drives.

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Kagoo Score
88
Brand Rating
89
Features
96
Value for Money
84
Age

87

87
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 87?

Western Digital is an excellent external hard drive brand.
At over a year old this external hard drive is slightly out of date, and newer external hard disk drive with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average hard drive capacity
USB powered
Simple, fast and portable
High-capacity in a sleek design
Power up with USB 3.0
Plug-and-play simplicity
Wd quality inside and out
USB 3.0 AND USB 2.0 COMPATIBILITY

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each external hard drive by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the external hard drive is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec external hard drives come to market, the older external hard drives will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

Bigger than average hard drive capacity
USB powered
Average data transfer rate
Average weight
Does not have a Wi-Fi
Bigger Than Average Hard Drive Capacity
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The hard drive capacity of the WD Elements Portable - 4Tb of 4TB is bigger than average when compared to most other external hard disk. It is bigger than 72% of all external hard drives when ordered by this feature. The smallest hard drive capacity of external hard drives is 1GB, the biggest is 64TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 3.2TB.

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Average Data Transfer Rate
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The data transfer rate of the Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb of 5,000 Mbit/s is fairly average compared to most other external hard drives. It is in the fastest 55% of all external hard drives when sorted by this feature.

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USB Powered
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The WD Elements Portable - 4Tb is USB powered. 80% of external hard disk also are USB powered.

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Average Weight
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The weight of the WD Elements Portable - 4Tb of 230g is relatively average compared to most other external hard drives. It is heavier than 63% of all external hard disk when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The WD Elements Portable - 4Tb does not have a Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 97% of external hard drives also do not have a Wi-Fi.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An external hard drive with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb, and ranked it:

High-End
This external hard drive has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb Release Date

June 2017

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When Are Most New Western Digital External Hard Disks Released?

The most common period for new Western Digital external hard drives to be released in is between January and March.

That means that most of the latest Western Digital external hard drive technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In January 2018, five new Western Digital external hard drives were released making it the biggest month that year for new Western Digital external hard drive releases. The biggest month in 2017 for new Western Digital external hard drive releases was March, with 10 new Western Digital external hard disks released that month. Six new Western Digital external hard drives were released in October 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new Western Digital external hard drive releases.

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How Fast Do Western Digital External Hard Drive Prices Drop After Release?

Most external harddisk drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release, however Western Digital external hard disks tend to depreciate faster.

In the first 6 months after release, Western Digital external hard disk drive drop in price by 5% on average. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £9 on a typical £173 new Western Digital external hard drive by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Sorry, we couldn't find any reviews for the Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb. However we have checked the rating of all Western Digital external hard drives and the average score is 87.3%.

Western Digital WD Elements Portable - 4Tb Specification

Key Features
Weight
USB Powered
Hard Drive Capacity
Ports & Interfaces
Wi-Fi
USB Version
Thunderbolt Technology
USB Data Transfer Rates
USB Connectivity
Maximum Data Transfer Rate
USB Connector
Hard Drive
File Format System
Device Type
Hard Drive Size
Type
Features
Operating System Supported (Mac)
Operating System Supported (Windows)
LED Indicators
Colour
Plug and Play
Performance
Data Transfer Rate
Power
Bus Powered
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Data
User Guide
Cables Included

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

western digital wdbu6y0040bbkwesn, western digital wes100271

Barcodes

 00718037855981,  05706998234483

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