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Western Digital Elements Portable 1TB
Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB
See Top Ranked Portable HDD

Western Digital Elements Portable Hard Drives 2017 vs Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro (2017)

Analysis:

The Western Digital Elements Portable 1TB was loved by reviewers at TechGearLab, a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "The 5 Best External Hard Drives of 2023" roundup where it was named its "Best Bang for the Buck", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

As for our analysis of the Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB - it has done great in a number of roundups done by unbiased sources that conduct their own testing, like iMore, reviewgeek.com, and MakeUseOf - it was named "Best Wireless" by iMore, "Best Wi-Fi Enabled Drive" by reviewgeek.com, and "Ranked 1 out of 7" by MakeUseOf.

We tried doing a direct Western Digital Elements Portable 1TB vs. Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the Western Digital Elements Portable 1TB most impressed the reviewers at CNET, who gave it a score of 8, whereas the Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB did best in its PCmag review - it scored 6 points.

Finally, we compared their average scores to all other Portable HDD on the market. We found that the Western Digital Elements Portable 1TB got reviewed considerably better than most of its competitors - it earned an average of 8.0, compared to the 7.3 out of 10 overall rating of other Portable HDD - while the Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB performed worse than most of its competition, with an average score of 6.0.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
TechGearLab
CNET
PCmag
Popular Mechanics
MakeUseOf
xbitlabs.com
creativebloq.com
iMore
The Independent
IGN
Tech. Specs Comparison
Western Digital Elements Portable 1TB
$54
Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB
Storage Capacity
1000 (GB)
1000 (GB)
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Higher than average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Portable HDD
8.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Below average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Portable HDD
6.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
TechGearLab
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Bang for the Buck
in “The 5 Best External Hard Drives of 2023” 
Last updated: 15 Dec 2022
xbitlabs.com
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best External Hard Drives in 2023” 
Last updated: a month ago
creativebloq.com
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best external hard drives in January 2023” 
Last updated: 4 Jan 2023
Popular Mechanics
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “10 Best External Hard Drives” 
Last updated: 12 May 2022
gfinityesports.com
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best Hard Drive for PC 2021: Our Top Picks For October” 
driveceladon.com
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 10
in “Drive Celadon” 
Last updated: 7 Sep 2022
Popular Mechanics
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The 7 Best External Hard Drives For Extra Memory” 
Last updated: 1 Jun 2021
driveceladon.com
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Ranked #9 out of 10
in “Drive Celadon” 
Last updated: 7 Sep 2022
mensjournal.com
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “9 External Hard Drives for Every Purpose” 
digital-photography-school.com
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 9 Best External Hard Drives for Photographers” 
Last updated: 4 Oct 2022
Recommended by trusted experts
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 6.0 out of 10
in “The Best Wireless Hard Drives” 
Last updated: 1 Apr 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #4 out of 5
in “Best wireless drives (January 2023): external hard drives without the wires” 
Last updated: 28 Nov 2022
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 6.0 out of 10
in “The Best Wireless Hard Drives” 
Last updated: 1 Apr 2020
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 6.0 out of 10
in “The Best Wireless Hard Drives” 
Last updated: 1 Apr 2020
amateurphotographer.co.uk
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Top accessories under £150 for Christmas” 
Last updated: 4 Dec 2018

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