Product Comparison: Seagate Portable vs Western Digital Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN)

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General Specifications
Western Digital
Portable 2TB (STGX2000400)
Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN)
About the Product
Easily store and access 2TB of content on the go with the Seagate Portable Drive, a great laptop hard drive. Designed to work with Windows or Mac computers, this compact external hard drive makes backup a snap. Just drag and drop! To get set up, connect the portable hard drive to a computer for automatic recognition—no software required—and enjoy plug and play simplicity with the included 18 inch USB 3.0 cable.
WD Elements portable hard drives offer reliable, high-capacity storage, fast data transfer rates and universal connectivity with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices to back up your photos, videos and files on the go. Compatible with: PC;Mac
Key Specs
Storage Drive Type
2000 GB
1000 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Seagate Portable External Hard Drive for Mac (USB 3.0)
  • The storage capacity, and portability are their biggest pros.
  • It's cheap, and large capacity that's the only thing it has going for it.
  • Product is used to store digital images. Very good capacity, good write speed, extremely easy setup.
  • It’s high capacity & fairly fast when connected to a USB 3.0 port. And it was a low price per two gigabyte. So I recommend it.
  • I started populating drive with all my stuff until I encountered some errors while writing on it. I did a surface scan using SeaTools utility and found the hard drive failing on some tests.
Western Digital Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN) External Hard Drive - USB 3.0
  • I like this portable HDD. It's Super fast and there is more than enough space on this beast of a drive.
  • It is simply a portable hard drive that gets the job done right. I use it to back up my PC.
  • I bought this external hard drive because I wanted one that didn't empty my wallet, had a good amount of storage, and is from a vendor I know and love.
  • It is very portable as the name suggests. Hooking it up is easy as pie.
  • This is the fourth portable HD I've purchased from Western Digital and I've always been very satisfied.
Size & Weight
0.58 in.
0.59 in.
4.61 in.
4.35 in.
3.15 in.
3.23 in.
6.69 oz.
8.3 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Seagate Portable External Hard Drive for Mac (USB 3.0)
  • It is a great size and easy to tuck away or bring with you if you need.
  • Plus, with its size, it fits nicely on the iMac's stand, very out of the way.
  • It's also the same small size which can save you space in your bag.
  • I bought it because easy to use, small size i can carry in my purse if I need to, plugs in, works, saves things so I dont have to keep everything on my computer desktop or laptop.
  • Easy to use. Small and light weight. Large storage capacity
Western Digital Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN) External Hard Drive - USB 3.0
  • it's very small and portable. It's easy to transfer huge stores of data back and forth to work.
  • The external hd itself is slim and about the dimensions of a wallet.
  • This was a gift for my sister and it seems it worked pretty well. Nice quality and and size, it is light weight and thin enough.
  • Nice compact size and good storage capacity for the cost.
  • Works perfectly. Ideal size for portability. I've never been disappointed by a WD product.
OS Compatibility
Windows 10/8/7
Windows 10/8/7
USB 3.0
USB 2.0 / USB 3.0
Backup Function
Data Protection
Password protection with hardware encryption
SuperSpeed USB, Plug and Play
Fast data transfer rates, Small, lightweight design
What customers say about "Features"
Seagate Portable External Hard Drive for Mac (USB 3.0)
  • Fast write and read speeds. This is amazing. I recommend this product.
  • It is compatible with Apple and Microsoft products and can be password protected. Very good product and true to the description.
  • I'm a huge fan of these for backup drives. Small, cheap, portable. I can buy two and have redundant backups in case one fails and it doesn't cost and arm and a leg.
  • The physical size of the drive makes it handy and when I am doing a great deal of photoshop illustration work, I don't have to worry about file size nor storage.
  • Supplied USB 3.0 cord is short. Got a 6ft USB cord from JSAUX.
  • Very disappointed to find, despite the description that this hard drive is not suitable for Mac.
Western Digital Elements 1TB (WDBUZG0010BBK-WESN) External Hard Drive - USB 3.0
  • Data transfers super fast, it is very easy to plug and play on multiple systems.
  • If you want really fast transfer speed, plug it into your USB 3.0 connection.
  • Plug it in the USB port and its ready to go. Very impressed with this unit. Data transferred very quickly.
  • Storage is quick and reliable thanks to the USB 3.0 interface. Cable is well made and looks like it will last for a long time.
  • USB 3.0 Cable becomes loose either from a few times plugging or unplugging.
Additional Accessories
USB 3.0 cable
USB 3.0 cable
Number Of Drives
DiscWizard, SeaTools
Power Supply
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information

Price History

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