WD 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo

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WD 8TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo
Key Features
  • 8TB Capacity
  • 2 x Thunderbolt Ports
  • Up to 10 Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • Designed with Two Removable Drives
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.
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WD Thunderbolt Duo Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ignite Your Creativity
  • 3Where Creativity Meets Performance
  • 4High-Speed Multi-Tasking
  • 5User-Selectable RAID or JBOD Modes
  • 6User-Serviceable
  • 7WD Drive Utilities
  • 8Fast, Seamless Time Machine Backup

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.

High-Speed Multi-Tasking

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.

User-Serviceable

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.

WD Thunderbolt Duo Specs

Capacity8 TB
Interface2 x Thunderbolt
System CompatibilityMac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
Data Transfer RatesThunderbolt 10 Gb/s (maximum)
Operating Temperature5 to 35°C
Non-Operating Temperature-20 to 65°C
Dimensions (WxHxD)3.9 x 6.5 x 6.2" / 99 x 165 x 157 mm
Weight5.07 lb / 2.30 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 9.5 x 7"
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Is this a 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm?
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Is anyone running this with El Capitain?
Asked by: Lin A.
I use this with El Capitan without problem.
Answered by: Ellen Y.
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please, send me a picture of power adapter for WD8Tb? I'm in another country now and I asked my sister to find this!
Asked by: Aivar
An image of the 36W Power Adapter can be located here (http://bit.ly/1PwHIhj) on the Western Digital site.
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If you have two of these is there any way to set them up as a RAID5? Thunderbolt should be more than enough bandwidth for that to work but wondering if the WD Utilities or something similar will allow me to do this. Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
The WD Utilities do not offer RAID5.
Answered by: Jonathan L.
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I know it says 10.6.8 or higher, but can someone confirm that this drive works properly with 10.10 Yosemite?
Asked by: Gregory C.
I am using it on 10.11 with no problems.
Answered by: Rodney A.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I plan on using this WD Thunderbolt Duo in a RAID 1 configuration and was wondering if anyone found that running 5400 RPM discs were a problem?
Asked by: Eric
Knock on wood they have all worked fine for me. I have four
Answered by: Brennan W.
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I know this unit is not supposed to be portable, as in throw it in your computer backpack and go like some of the the other western digital portable drives. But has someone had any experience on just how much travel or moving this thing will tolerate?
Asked by: Brad M.
its a nice unit and I do travel with it at times. If you are careful it will be fine. Carry on is no problem. If you put it in checked baggage I would wrap it real well in a camera bag in a roller bag that is filled with clothes too. If you are not on a plane and just driving it will probably last forever if you are the type that generally keeps your stuff nice. Pack it in your oversized camera bag
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Date published: 2018-08-25
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