WD Elements SE 2TB SSD – Portable SSD, Read Speeds up to 400MB/s

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WD Elements SE 2TB SSD – Portable SSD, Read Speeds up to 400MB/s
WD Elements SE 2TB SSD – Portable SSD, Read Speeds up to 400MB/s


  • Accelerate your productivity with fast yet affordable SSD performance from a brand you can trust
  • Read speeds up to 400MB/s let you move large files fast so you can get more done in your day
  • A compact design and drop resistance up to 2 metres make this the perfect drive no matter where you are
  • Whether you’re on the job or creating for pleasure, gain control of your content across laptop, desktop and other devices
  • Seamlessly integrate the drive into your workflow with plug-and-play functionality that’s ready to use right out of the box

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Specification: WD Elements SE 2TB SSD – Portable SSD, Read Speeds up to 400MB/s


‎Western Digital

Product Dimensions

‎6.45 x 6.45 x 0.86 cm, 27 Grams

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Hard Drive Size

‎2 TB

Hard Disk Description

‎Solid State Drive

Are Batteries Included


Item Weight

‎27 g

Reviews (8)

8 reviews for WD Elements SE 2TB SSD – Portable SSD, Read Speeds up to 400MB/s

3.3 out of 5
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  1. david507

    Perfect as a playstation or xbox’s external hard drive. The games installed on this drive will actually load around 25% faster than the ones on both of the console’s inbuilt hard drives as they run at a faster speed. (the consoles have a 5400rpm drive, compared to this 7200rpm drive)

    Western digital are well known as an industry leader in hard drives and reliability so it should last a long time.

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  2. Mr. R. A. Copeland

    Comes neatly packaged. The item is nice, neat and compact. For people wondering whether it is compatible with the PS4/Pro and XBOX One/S/X the answer is yes. You will see around 3.6TB of space once formatted. I plugged mine into my P. Scorpio One X and it recognises it instantly, asking me if I want to use it for media or storage. Transferring data from the One X’s internal drive to this one if pretty quick too.

    It’s pretty quiet, especially if you’re sitting a few feet away, you won’t hear it as it is a 5400rpm drive (hence why it is only usb powered).

    WD generally make good drives, and as someone who has used their internal and external drives in the past (over the last 10+ years and 20 years of building my own PCs) I would recommend this one for anyone considering expanding their console storage or for their PC.

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  3. Ali Simmons

    First attempt at delivery failed! Second got through OK, but on setting them up, both drives, (I ordered 2), were not working. I tried on 3 different computers, but to no avail. Still Amazon’s return policy is superb.

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  4. Pauline Porter

    I bought this back-up device in September 2019 and connected it as advised by the instructions. I have just had my P.C. crash and found that the Elements device saved nothing at all. Checked the web for advice and found loads of people had bought this and it didn’t work. Additionally, they were being told to download all kinds of other stuff in order to make it work, I’m absolutely disgusted and hope that Amazon is aware of this

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  5. Morlock5K

    I bought this to replace the 1TB Samsung HDD that I have had for several years now as it was starting to fail. I use the HDD as a Network Drive plugged straight into the router. I copied the file structure from the old HDD over to the new one and then when plugged into the network worked first time without issue. My various Kodi devices througout the house all recognised the new HDD instantly and as the file structure hadn’t changed there was no need to refresh my library. I haven’t done any real world speed tests but it is able to stream full HD videos to anywhere on my network. I upload music and photos from my phone sraight onto the HDD and this also is very fast and able to be done while streaming video to other devices. 4TB is a huge upgrade for me also so can’t see me needing an upgrade in some time.

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  6. J Shulman

    This is a fantastic portable external drive. I’ve purchased two of these, and another few with smaller capacity but identical model in every other way. I’ve got them as a Time Machine drive on a Mac, a removable backup on a PC and a 4TB drive attached to my Xbox One and they all work fantastic. Fast and reliable, I’ve had one for over 4 years, the rest are newer but have never had any problems with them at all. They don’t require external power on any of my devices, including a MacBook, Xbox One, PC, PS4 and iMac. You can format the drive any way you like so it will work in almost any situation. I highly recommend it.

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  7. Scratcher

    The drive is quoted as having a capacity of 5TB, however, while only 249MBs reported as being occupied on the disc as delivered, the capacity left available is given as a mere 4.54TB. O.K., I know some disc space is sacrificed to operating requirements, but over 450GB?! That seems excesive. It’s long overdue that such misleading capacity claims were put an end to. It booted up without a problem and does have a 2 year limited guarantee. Let’s hope that guarantee does not need to be made use of. Seems fast enough (10GB transferred from a laptop’s SSD’s C: parition in under a minute). I will update if any problems emerge.

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  8. JohnI

    Have had several WD external hard drives to back up my photographs. This one started fine then BROKE! It kept switching off after a very short time making a whirring noise! Every time I try to use it Windows advises me that there is a problem and do I want it fixed? Windows cannot fix it and keeps giving me ‘Access denied’.
    SO WHAT HAPPENED TO MY 2 YEAR WARRANTY? – I HAVE ONLY HAD THIS A FEW MONTHS AND ONLY RECENTLY STARTED TO USE IT? Apparently the time to return it ran out in September! Next time I will buy one from PC World – at least I can walk into the shop.

    I contacted WD as per their site and was given excellent support. They initially gave me diagnostic advice which showed the device was faulty. They then gave me return instructions and a new one arrived shortly after. This is working fine. So, I give 5***** to WD. The problem with this type of device is that retailers seem reluctant to deal with warranty problems (I checked with PC world, who also said that I would…

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