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WD Elements Desktop 5TB External Hard Drive $218 @ JB Hi-Fi


WD Elements Desktop 5TB External Hard Drive

Key Features

Transfer files faster than ever
When connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, WD Elements lets you access and save files faster than ever. Transfer a 2-hour HD movie in just 3 minutes instead of 13 minutes.
* Performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration.

Free trial of WD SmartWare Pro backup software
Download the free trial of WD SmartWare Pro automatic and cloud backup software and start protecting your files today. Back up to your WD Elements drive or to the cloud using your Dropbox account.

Massive capacity
With up to 5 TB capacity, there's plenty of room for all your important files and precious memories.

Improve PC performance
When your internal hard drive is almost full, your PC slows down. Don’t delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements desktop storage and get your computer moving again.

Universal connectivity
With this single drive you can connect to the latest USB 3.0 devices or to your USB 2.0* devices as well.

Plug-and-play simplicity
Formatted to work right out of the box with your Windows® PC. Just connect the power and plug the drive into the USB port on your computer to instantly add more storage.

WD quality inside and out
We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability. Then we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection.

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  • That's not bad, I just got a 3TB for around $140….

  • Last time JB hi fi sale 3TB elements for $127

  • Same price as the 4GB lol.

  • +2

    For anyone interested, last I checked these have WD Reds in them.

    • Last time I bought a 5TB version for $172 from HN. It has a WD Red inside. There is not such deal anymore.

      • +1

        Anyway to find out without opening it?

        • Use crystal disk info.

        • @fatice: Think he means without opening the box so he can make the right choice at the store and I don't think that's possible.

    • +1

      The two I bought during the recent Harvey Norman sale both contained Greens.

      • Luck of the draw. I bought one and it had a Red.

    • then $218 is a great price.. WD RED NAS 5TB HDDs are $319 at MSY

    • -1

      I have the 4TB and it contains WD Greens… There's no way at this price these have "WD Reds" in them, since just the 5TB WD Reds cost $100 more (without the case). That's why I highly doubt these are WD Reds.

    • +1

      serious? my 4TB i just bought of this type had a WD green.

    • what is DCM code: DCADBAD on the box bottom label or DCADBAC? Have you bought it from JBHiFi?

      • +1

        The one I got from ShoppingExpress a month ago is just DCADBA, no C or D, and it is a green.

        • thanks for the reply. +ed

  • +1

    I got this for $172 from the Harvey Norman deal. I find it pretty slow to wakeup and buffer, eg have to wait several seconds to start a movie, and skipping can sometimes lag. Not that impressed with it.

    • i have one and it works fine

  • +1
  • Can these be easily taken out should the psu ever fail?

    • +1

      External plug pack.

    • +1

      Probably have external PSU

    • +1

      very easy, will take you 2 minutes with a butter knife.

    • +1

      As others have said, super east 5 minute job. It's a standard 3.5" drive inside.

  • -2

    I heard that the drives can no longer be taken out of the case and used due to some kind of encryption lock…is this true or just rubbish I'm reading on the net. I'd like to buy one, remove the drive and use it in my case.

    • +1

      i purchased the 4TB version of this 2 weeks ago and just took it out last night. butter knife to take the case apart, then 1 screw to remove the chip that converts the power to sata power. i doubt they put a lock on it.

    • +1

      This. Just had a friend's WD Elements die on him, I can't get the data off because of the encryption.

      Sure I could wipe the drive and use it for something else, but that won't get his home movies back.

      • Backup your data people
      • Dont put anything on a WD Elements that you will really, really miss if it dies.
  • +11

    More cheap futu online on ebay only $191.20 after 20% off


    Redemption code

    • can someone post this as a deal, it will get front page for sure!

    • $191.20 Nice! Thanks,

    • Futu have sold out…

  • If anyone bought one from futu or JBHIFI please let us know if it's RED or Green and what is DCM code: DCADBAD on the box bottom label or DCADBAC on the box bottom label? Thanks

    • just curious but what does this information tell you?

      • chances to get red or green. I wanna red one :)

        • Do you even know why or are you just jumping on the wagon?

    • Got one from JB-Hifi, DCADBAD on bottom of box, WD Green confirmed inside.

  • Sorry i fogot add 2% Cashback on eBay Purchases from CashRewards get more cheap

  • +1

    My first time post english not well that why :(

    • +1

      Just brought 2 reds from Futu, I've never seen reds in the other 4 I have brought, but tempted

      • Have you bought recently 2 from futu? When? And the other 4 from bought from where and when?

  • -2

    It appears that this deal is still getting clicks although the cheaper futu deal is now also on the hotpage. Since there is no clear warning that the futu deal is cheaper in the description, I'm going to have to neg it, sorry.

    • +2

      As Futu have sold out :'( might be worth considering removing your neg…

  • Thanks - got one!

  • I'm sure if I 'wait it out a bit longer the price would surely drop to the sub-150 mark… But it's an alright price for now. Also, dont' know about you but I'm more of a WD brand fan rather than 'seagate' or 'toshiba' brand

  • Picked one up at Roselands, about 5 left there.
    Got a WD green inside, speedtests were 160 MB/s sustained write and read

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