The 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo from Western Digital is specifically designed to be compatible with Apple Time Machine and systems running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher. This My Book Thunderbolt Duo comes with a 8TB capacity to save a variety of files, from HD video content to movies, photos and more. The enclosure consists of dual removable drive bays, allowing for easy removal of the drives should they need to be swapped out.
These drives can be configured in a variety of RAID configurations including RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD making it possible to configure this drives for performance or redundancy. The dual Thunderbolt ports found on the back of the enclosure support daisy chaining of up to six devices and data transfer speeds up to 300 MB/s.
Ignite Your Creativity
HD video creators, creative professionals and others demanding performance can benefit from this drive as it keeps your creativity moving with enhanced data transfer rates up to 300 MB/s.
300 MB/s is achievable through a single system. Daisy chain two or more systems to achieve > 600 MB/s transfer rates. Data transfer rates represented are in RAID 0 mode and for the 8TB model.
Where Creativity Meets Performance
Daisy chain up to six drives or devices to create, edit, render and save your creative endeavors without hesitation. Enjoy workflow efficiency and productivity with the speed and flexibility of dual Thunderbolt ports.
The enhanced bidirectional Thunderbolt technology delivers unmatched speed for multi-tasking while HD video editing, 3D rendering and completing other graphics-intensive projects.
User-Selectable RAID or JBOD Modes
RAID 0 (striping) offers the performance you need when designing or editing time-sensitive graphic-intensive media files. RAID 1 (mirroring) provides double safe data protection by automatically generating a duplicate copy of your data. JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) allows you to use this dual-drive storage system as two individual drives and select between HFS+J or ExFAT per disk. Ideal for running Windows OS on a Mac.
Designed with two removable drives that can be replaced when the existing drives are full. Simply open the case and exchange the existing drive and begin saving even more of your files.
WD Drive Utilities
Register your drive, run diagnostics, manage drive formatting in RAID or JBOD modes and more using WD Drive Utilities.
Fast, Seamless Time Machine Backup
This drive works with your Mac right out of the box and works seamlessly with Apple Time Machine for quick and easy backups.