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WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage

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Product Highlights
  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • Formatted in NTFS for Windows
  • Max. Data Transfer Rate: 290 MB/s
  • 256-Bit AES Encryption
  • RAID 0, 1, and JBOD Configurations
  • Includes WD Drive Utilities
  • User Serviceable Enclosure

The 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage from Western Digital is an external RAID storage enclosure that comes equipped with two Western Digital Red drives. These RAID tested drives come preconfigured within this enclosure in a RAID 0 format for optimum performance supporting data transfer rates of up to 290 MB/s. The drives can also be reformatted to either RAID 1 for enhanced protection or JBOD to use the drives individually.

The My Book Duo comes pre-formatted NTFS to be used on systems running Windows 8 or higher, Windows 7, or Windows Vista. A simple reformat is required to use the My Book Duo with Mac based systems. To plug the My Book into your PC you can use either of the two USB 3.0 ports on the back along with an additional USB 3.0 port for charging devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Dual-Drive Performance
The My Book Duo is designed for performance as it supports data transfer rates of up to 290 MB/s so you can transfer your entire media collection quickly and efficiently.
Enhanced Capacity
With 8TB of capacity, you can consolidate and save your entire photo, video and music collection, and other important documents on this storage vault.
Speed and Security with Hardware Encrypted RAID
Integrated 256-bit AES hardware encrypted RAID provides maximized bandwidth for sustained performance and reliability while encrypting your important data for ultimate security.
Multiple Data Management Options
Preconfigured to RAID 0 for maximum performance and capacity out-of-the box, with the option of setting RAID 1 for maximum protection or JBOD to use the drive individually.
Complete Backup Solutions to Secure Your Data from Loss
My Book Duo offers a comprehensive suite of backup options to help protect your media collection and important files with local, cloud and system-level backup.
Enhanced Security with Password Protection
Keep your private stuff private. Protect your sensitive data from unauthorized access with password protection.
Expand Capacity and Organize Your Workspace
Two USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect an additional drive for increased storage capacity, with the other port available to simultaneously charge your smartphones, tablets or other USB devices.
Configure, Manage and Diagnose Your Drive
With WD Drive Utilities, you're in complete control. With this software you can run drive diagnostics, manage RAID configurations, erase and format your drive, register your drive and more.
Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use
Ready to use right out-of-the-box pre-formatted in NTFS for Windows OS users. The drive can also be easily reformatted for Mac OS X.
Ultra-Reliable with WD Red Drives
The My Book Duo ships with integrated WD Red hard drives, designed and tested for reliability and optimal performance in small RAID environments.
User Serviceable Enclosure
Ready to upgrade your drives to expand storage capacity? With the simple push of a button, pop open the enclosure and insert new drives with ease. No tools required.
Capacity 8 TB
Interface 2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x power supply USB 3.0 port (DC in)
Operating Specifications Interface transfer rate: Up to 5 Gb/sec in USB 3.0 mode and up to 480 Mb/sec in USB 2.0 mode
Power Requirements 110-220 VAC
System Compatibility Formatted NTFS for Windows 8 or higher, Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system
Operating Temperature 0 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature -40 to 70°C
Dimensions 6.5 x 6.2 x 3.9" / 165 x 157 x 99 mm
Weight 5.00 lb / 2.24 kg
WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage
  • WD SmartWare Pro
  • WD Drive Utilities & Security Software
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    WD8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Durable (3)
    • Reliable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (5)
      • Multimedia (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech professional (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (3)

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      5.0

      I Great USB 3.0 Drive

      By Rob H

      from Idaho Falls, ID

      About Me Tech Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Large Projects

        Comments about WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage:

        I am using this WD 8TB Duo drive in the RAID 1 configuration to give me reliable data backup. The transfer rates are excellent.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Working Well

        By Lenny

        from NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Multimedia

          Comments about WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage:

          Its working great. Good speed for up and downloading. Better then the G-drive that if the fuse goes on the drive unit, you loose all your information. That can't happen with the Book Duo.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Fast and quiet

          By mac

          from Sunnyvale, CA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Large Projects
            • Multimedia

            Comments about WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage:

            I use it to backup photos and video. It seems to be much faster than my previous Book Duo, now with the USB3 interface. It's not noisy, but I'm a bit annoyed by the flashing access lights.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            So Far, So Good

            By posthouse

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Multimedia

              Comments about WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage:

              Works as advertised. I ran a BlackMagic Disk Speed Test from my Retina MacBook Pro immediately after setting up the unit in a RAID-1 configuration and received the following results: 142.2MB/s Write | 143.8MB/s Read. These results fit the advertised speed of the system, which WD state can reach 290MB/s in RAID-0 configuration, since RAID-0 should have roughly twice the throughput of RAID-1.Also, the WD Security setting works great. You can turn the security on and off as you wish, which is great if you need to hand off the drive to someone else (in my case, I'm having someone digitize old home movies to the drive and when I get it back, I will re-secure it with my password).

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Excellent for Time Machine

              By New to MA

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Tech Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Multimedia

                Comments about WD 8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage:

                I initially got a MyBook Live Duo to back up my iMac with TimeMachine only to find that it was too much for the NAS to handle. B&H were excellent and allowed me to return that for this device. It has been excellent for backing up and completed the first backup of 3.2 TB in under 6 hours. I was very impressed and since then it hasn't missed a beat. Continues to do very quick backups.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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