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WD Elements SE Portable 500 GB (Hard Drive, External, 500GB, USB 3.0)

DVD / CD / HD external, Harddisk, USB, USB 3.0

WD Elements SE Portable 500 GB (Hard Drive, External, 500GB, USB 3.0)
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WD Elements SE Portable 500 GB 
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Updated: 20/06/2016 10:07

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Western Digital Elements SE is a 500 GB harddisk, which is connected via USB 3.0 and has the USB ID 1058:1023

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1058:1023 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Elements SE

The hard drive is automatically recognized and fully supported by the Linux kernel:

usb 2-2: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=1023
usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-2: Product: Elements 1023
usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Western Digital
usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 12345xxxxxxxxxxxx
scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access     WD       Elements 1023    2005 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 976769024 512-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/465 GiB)
sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Test WP failed, assume Write Enabled
sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed
sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
 sdb: sdb1
sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI disk

Identified Hardware Configurations (2 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Scan Date
Ubuntu 17.04 4.10.0-19-generic - 13/05/2017
Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 3.19.0-26-generic - 21/08/2015

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