General

Model

My Book Desktop 6tb
Elements 1tb

Manufacturer

Western Digital
Western Digital

Amazon rating

4.0
4.4

Customer reviews on Amazon

1122
1172

Connections

USB Type-C

FireWire

Thunderbolt

USB 3.0

USB 2.0

SATA

Wireless

Platform

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows XP

Mac

Xbox

Sony PS

Specifications

Capacity

6 TB
1 TB

File System

exFAT
NTFS

Read speed

130 MB/s
115MB/s

Write speed

121 MB/s
115MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

32 MB
32 MB

Rotation speed

5400 rpm
5400 rpm

Data transfer rate

USB 3.0

5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps

USB 2.0

480 Mbps

Operating temperature

Min

5°C
5°C

Max

35°C
35°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C
min 20°C

Max

60°C
65°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

black
black

LEDs

Form Factor

3.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
3 Years

Dimensions

Product size

2 x 5.5 x 6.7 inches
4.4 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches

Weight

3 pounds
4.8 ounces

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