WD My Book Pro 6TB (2 x 3TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array

WD My Book Pro 6TB (2 x 3TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array

WD My Book Pro 6TB (2 x 3TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 3TB 3.5" WD Black Hard Drives
  • Two Hot-Swappable Drive Bays
  • Thunderbolt 2 & USB 3.0 Interfaces
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
  • Hardware Configured in RAID 0
  • Max. Data Transfer Rate: 350 MB/s
  • Formatted in HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X
  • Reformatting Required for Windows
  • Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor
  • Apple Time Machine Compatible
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WD WDBDTB0060JSL-NESN overview

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The My Book Pro 6TB (2 x 3TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array from WD comes with two WD Black 7200 rpm hard drives that are pre-configured in RAID 0 to deliver a transfer rate up to 350 MB/s. It sports a dual-core Intel Xeon processor and two hot-swappable bays. The drives are formatted in HTFS+ and offer a total capacity of 6TB for your Mac system. You can reformat the drives to use the My Book Pro with a Windows system or configure them into a hardware RAID 1 or JBOD. When configured into RAID 1, you can safely and redundantly store your 4K videos, high-definition images, and 3-D renderings as well as interactive and data-intensive projects on the My Book Pro. To keep up with the fast transfer rates, WD has outfitted it with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, which offer a data bandwidth of 20 Gb/s and the ability to daisy chain up to six devices. Additionally, it includes a micro-B to Type-A USB 3.0 cable that connects to the rear of the My Book Pro to support the two USB 3.0 ports in front, so you can charge and sync smartphones, tablets, and cameras.

The WD My Book Pro 6TB (2 x 3TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array operates using 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz. Included with this array is a Thunderbolt 2 cable, a USB 3.0 cable, and a power supply. It is protected by a limited 3-year warranty.

Offers performance with the combination of Thunderbolt 2, WD Black drives, and hardware RAID:
  • Thunderbolt 2 - supports up to 20 Gb/s data-transfer rate; daisy chain up to six additional Thunderbolt devices with no impact on throughput speed
  • WD Black internal 7200 rpm drives - designed for creative professionals, experts, and users with high-performance requirements
  • Hardware RAID - My Book Pro handles RAID processing, so there's no impact on your computer's CPU performance
Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Connect up to six devices in a Thunderbolt daisy-chain for an optimized single-cable workflow with 4K monitors, additional storage devices, and peripherals
  • USB 3.0 compatibility for use with non-Thunderbolt systems
Hardware RAID Options
  • RAID 0 (Default) - stripes your data across both drives for the fastest data transfers and maximum capacity
  • RAID 1 - Mirror your files - automatically saves a copy on each of the drives in the unlikely event of drive failure
  • JBOD - allows your computer to view and use the two drives as separate volumes
Additional Features
Centralize your important files - aggregate all your digital content to open up storage space on your computer
Suitable for backup - protects your files with Apple Time Machine, which provides system-level protection
Storage capacity - with up to 6TB of capacity, you can save and protect all your photos, videos, music, and important documents in one safe place
Easy to set up, easy to use - My Book Pro is pre-formatted for Mac OS X, so it's ready to use right out of the box. The array can also be easily reformatted to NTFS for Windows users
Hardware RAID - because RAID processing is handled by My Book Pro, data bottlenecks are reduced and throughput is improved
WD Drive Utilities - you can manage RAID configurations, run drive diagnostics, and format the drives
User serviceable system - no tools required to replace or upgrade drives
What Can You Do with My Book Pro
Creative professionals
  • Easily save your studio workflow
  • Use as your primary storage for projects
4K video producers
  • Connect and edit via multiple 4K screens
  • Quickly scan 4K content to quickly find resources and project-edit points
Studio photographers and photography enthusiasts
Transfer your images to the My Book Pro by using the front-mounted USB ports - giving you the capacity you need for your RAW files and high resolution editing

Photo curators
  • Store and protect your extensiveLightroom or iPhoto library
  • Quickly and easily navigate through your library
Create, manipulate, and store CAD files and renderings using the My Book Pro drive

Desktop publishers
Aggregate large catalogs of media files and always have them handy to use in your Adobe Indesign and Illustrator flows
In the Box
WD My Book Pro 6TB (2 x 3TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array
  • 3.3' / 1.0m Thunderbolt 2 Cable
  • Micro-B to Type-A USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    WD WDBDTB0060JSL-NESN specs

    Total Hard Drive Capacity 6 TB
    2 x 3 TB WD Black 7200 rpm hard drives
    Formatted HFS+ journaled for Mac OS X
    Requires reformatting for Windows operating systems
    Number of Total Expansion Bays 2
    Supports hot swap
    Processor Dual-core Intel Xeon
    RAID Hardware RAID 0, 1, or JBOD
    Maximum Transfer Rate Up to 350 MB/s (via Thunderbolt)
    Standard Memory 4 GB
    Ports 2 x USB 3.0
    2 x Thunderbolt 2
    1 x USB 3.0 (micro-B)
    Power Specifications
    Power Input 100 to 240 VAC
    50 to 60 Hz
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
    Storage: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    System Requirements
    Thunderbolt 2: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later, Windows 8.1 64-bit or later
    USB 3.0: Mac OS X 10.7 or newer, Windows 7 or later
    Backward compatible with first-generation Thunderbolt systems
    Physical Characteristics
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.51 x 4.28 x 5.82" / 216.15 x 108.71 x 147.83 mm
    Weight 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.2 x 7.9"

    WD WDBDTB0060JSL-NESN reviews

    My Book Pro 6TB (2 x 3TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock solid product I found the My Book Pro to be easy to set-up and the set-up instructions clearly presented. I did call tech support to go over how I was planning to use the My Book Pro to insure that my understanding won set-up procedure was correct. Tech support was re-assuring and helpful. I had decided to use the My Book Pro in a Raid 1 configuration as I needed the security of redundancy for my video but was using a third SSD drive as my work drive. I think there is no question that the My Book Pro is fast enough to handle my Raw and Pro Res files but felt more comfortable focusing on critical back-up. So far I'm extremely happy with the drive.
    Date published: 2016-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it. One thing to remember is that all hard drives fail at some point, so I have mine configured at RAID 1 (Mirrored) and connected to a fully loaded 27 Retina iMac. The Thunderbolt 2 speed, even in RAID 1, is amazing. Setup is easy and straight forward, but changing the RAID configuration requires a USB connection.
    Date published: 2016-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid RAID for 4K Video Editing After much research, I've concluded this is the best RAID solution on the market in terms of cost and speed. One of the main reasons I purchased this model is because Western Digital manufactures both the drives and the enclosure, and the drives are removable, making the enclosure reusable for future projects.
    Date published: 2016-04-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Drive failed within 2 weeks of owning it; utter loss I'm not usually motivated to write reviews on gear, but I've had a catastrophic experience with this drive and want to share the word. I've used WD drives over the years with mostly good, reliable results. I wanted to upgrade to a striped RAID system to improve performance for video editing. I narrowed my search down to this drive (the WD My Book Pro) versus the Lacie 2Big Raid Drive, and I decided to go with this drive. Once I received it and began working on it, I noticed very little gain in performance. I never got to run a speed test on it, but in working with it every process seemed to move at about the usual pace, not any faster. Today I was working in After Effects on a big file when the computer froze and shut-down. Upon restart the drive would not reliably mount, and the more I tried to access it, the more unstable it became. WD Customer Support told me over the phone that there's nothing they can do and I probably just have a problem drive--that I should return it to the retailer. Unfortunately, I made the great mistake of not getting around to backing up my files of the project I was working on; so I'm out 2 weeks of work. I will be returning this drive and choosing a different brand. This was a horrible experience.
    Date published: 2016-09-28
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