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Western Digital Elements Portable 500 (Hard Drive, 500 GB, External, USB 3.0)

DVD / CD / HD external, USB, USB 3.0, Western Digital

Western Digital Elements Portable 500 (Hard Drive, 500 GB, External, USB 3.0)
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Western Digital Elements Portable 500 
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Updated: 14/03/2016 16:35

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Western Digital Elements Portable 500 is an external USB 3.0 hard drive with 500 GB disk space. It has the USB ID 1058:1078

Bus 003 Device 009: ID 1058:1078 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

and is automatically recognized and fully supported by the Linux kernel:

usb 3-3.2: new high-speed USB device number 9 using ehci-pci
usb 3-3.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1058, idProduct=1078
usb 3-3.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=1
usb 3-3.2: Product: Elements 1078
usb 3-3.2: Manufacturer: Western Digital
usb 3-3.2: SerialNumber: 5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
usb-storage 3-3.2:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
scsi host12: usb-storage 3-3.2:1.0
scsi 12:0:0:0: Direct-Access     WD       Elements 1078    1065 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
sd 12:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg10 type 0
sd 12:0:0:0: [sdi] 976707584 512-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/465 GiB)
sd 12:0:0:0: [sdi] Write Protect is off
sd 12:0:0:0: [sdi] Mode Sense: 53 00 10 08
sd 12:0:0:0: [sdi] No Caching mode page found
sd 12:0:0:0: [sdi] Assuming drive cache: write through
 sdi: sdi1
sd 12:0:0:0: [sdi] 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
blackPanther OS v16.2SE (Silent Killer) 4.7.0-desktop-1bP - 17/06/2017
Ubuntu 15.04 3.19.0-26-generic - 04/08/2015

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