Buying hard drives can be a chore because of the large number of alternatives available. The Elements and My Passport are suitable for IT workers and techies alike. The Elements turns heads with its fast rotation speed and takes a bow for multimedia, whereas the My Passport deserves praise for its fast external data transfer rate.
|Features||Western Digital Elements||Western Digital My Passport|
|Height||3.61 cm (1.42 in.);1.78 cm (0.7 in.);1.52 cm (0.6 in.)||2.11 cm (0.83 in.);1.78 cm (0.7 in.);1.52 cm (0.6 in.);1.5 cm (0.59 in.)|
|Weight||1.02 kg;1.01 kg;1 kg;0.2 kg;0.15 kg||0.23 kg;0.19 kg;0.18 kg;0.14 kg|
|Buffer Size||8 MB||8 MB|
|Hot Swap||Yes||Not Specified|
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM;5400 RPM||7200 RPM;5400 RPM|
|Seek Time||8.9 ms;12 ms||4.2 ms;12 ms|
|cmm_sdc.string.Package Qty. (Mining)||1||1|
|Average Latency||5.56 ms;4.17 ms||5.56 ms|
|Width||7.87 cm (3.1 in.);7.85 cm (3.09 in.);20.4 cm (8.03 in.);12.5 cm (4.92 in.);12.45 cm (4.9 in.);11.66 cm (4.59 in.)||8.2 cm (3.23 in.);8.13 cm (3.2 in.);7.95 cm (3.13 in.);12.62 cm (4.97 in.);11.18 cm (4.4 in.)|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Depth||20.4 cm (8.03 in.);20.37 cm (8.02 in.);12.7 cm (5 in.);12.5 cm (4.92 in.);12.42 cm (4.89 in.)||8.13 cm (3.2 in.);7.95 cm (3.13 in.);12.62 cm (4.97 in.);11.18 cm (4.4 in.);11.1 cm (4.37 in.)|
|External Data Transfer Rate||60 Mbps||640 Mbps;60 Mbps|
|Hard Drive Enclosure||External||External|
Western Digital Elements
The Elements has a 250 GB to 2 TB storage capacity, so you can store all your collected video games and albums. Beyond that, you can watch games load up quickly thanks to its 7200 RPM rotation speed. The Elements' 8 MB buffer size lets you quickly sift through files. In addition, it features a 60 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can rapidly access data from your device. Hook up to a plethora of compatible devices thanks to its USB 2.0 interface.
Western Digital My Passport
The My Passport has a 400 GB to 2 TB storage capacity, allowing you to save your entire family's valuable applications and financial data. Plus, its 5400 RPM rotation speed enables you to access large multimedia files with rapid speed. Enjoy rapid file searches thanks to the My Passport's 8 MB buffer size. Moreover, it has a 640 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can get to important data files quickly. Its USB 3.0 interface helps you plug into all types of USB devices.
Comparing the Western Digital Elements Vs Western Digital My Passport
Overall, the My Passport edges out the competition. The My Passport sports a 967% faster external data transfer rate, so you can read and write from your device much more quickly. What's more, you can transfer data between devices more quickly thanks to the My Passport's better interface. In contrast, the Elements features a 33% faster rotation speed, so you can enjoy better gaming performance. What's more, the Elements stacks up favourably with a large buffer size and a large storage capacity. Therefore, the Elements works well for multimedia.
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