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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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WD8TB My Book Duo External RAID Storage
     
    4.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (9)
    • Fast connection (8)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (8)
      • Multimedia (5)
      • Large projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Multimedia professional (3), Tech professional (3), Tech savvy (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (8)

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      5.0

      Saved my project after crash

      By American Media Productions

      from Morehead City, North Carolina

      About Me Multimedia 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:

        Two days after installation, my Adobe Premier Pro CS6 project crashed. Would not open. Months of work and days away from a deadline. It backed-up the entire project to the very last edit. I would have lost the client had it not been for my new WD Duo RAID external drive. Fantastic unit. I owe B&H and WD a debt of gratitude.

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

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        5.0

        I have back up

        By christian

        from Two Harbors Mn

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

        I run as it came in a raid configuration and ist always backing up just what I select. Love the feeling of security.

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        4.0

        Works well and easy to set up

        By Northwest Indy Mike

        from Northwestern Indiana

        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Multimedia

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

          Needed a third backup point for my photographs. I bought this for the RAID capability. With the purchase of a third drive, I can both backup onsite and still store a copy offsite. Easy to set up, just takes a while to back up everything the first time. After that, I don't even realize it's working.

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

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          5.0

          WD 8TB RAID Storage Device

          By Rick

          from Maryland

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

          This storage device was a snap to install and we are totally pleased with its outstanding performance. We use it to archive HD video and playback after our shows air.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Gives what it promises

          By Northwest Indy Mike

          from Northwestern Indiana

          About Me Serious Amateur Photograp

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connectivity
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

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

            Bought this to back up my photos. Easy to set up and use. Now I just have to invest in a third WD drive so I can store backups offsite.

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

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            4.0

            Missing One Feature...

            By MyBookDuo Review

            from New Jersey

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • No power switch

            Best Uses

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

              I use the MBD for archiving, so it does not need to be running most of the time. The one feature that it is missing is the ability to keep it connected, yet not start up automatically when the computer is powered up. There is neither a hard on/off switch nor a software function that does the same. You can turn it off via the PC, but if connected, it will always start up with the PC. As a result, I have to keep the power cord disconnected.

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

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Fantastic Product!

              By Rob

              from Manassas Virginia

              About Me Professional Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Large Capacity
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Desktop
                • Large Storage
                • RAID
                • Speed Raid 0

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

                I use it in RAID 1 configuration, and couldn't be happier. Very easy to use, no noise at all, a great product!

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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