WD My Book Pro 16TB (2 x 8TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array

WD My Book Pro 16TB (2 x 8TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array

WD My Book Pro 16TB (2 x 8TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 8TB 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 WDBDTB0160JSL-NESN overview

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The My Book Pro 16TB (2 x 8TB) 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 16TB 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 16TB (2 x 8TB) 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.

Performance
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 16TB 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
Architects/engineers
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 16TB (2 x 8TB) 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 WDBDTB0160JSL-NESN specs

    General
    Number of Bays 2 x 3.5"
    Connections 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    2 x Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt 2)
    1 x USB Micro-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Form Factor Desktop
    Maximum RAID Transfer Rate 350 MB/s
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, JBOD
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.8.5 or Later
    Windows 7 or Later
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity 16 TB (2 x 8 TB)
    Type Hard Disk Drive
    Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
    Initial RAID Configuration None
    Pre-Format HFS+
    Electrical
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Security
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.5 x 4.3 x 5.8" / 216.2 x 108.7 x 147.8 mm
    Weight 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 8.2 x 8.1"

    WD WDBDTB0160JSL-NESN reviews

    My Book Pro 16TB (2 x 8TB) Two-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Array is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Maybe I use the device to back up media from my Mac computer for archival purposes. Device works well, but I've already had one RAID 1 failure that required a two day rebuild of the RAID 1 backup (fortunately the data on Disk 1 was still accessible. I also have a 12TB version for the same reason, and I've run into the same problem. Also, sometimes disk is not recognized on desktop
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A BIG Performer That is Ideal for iMac Thunderbolt 2 I purchased the WD My Book Pro in the 16TB flavor. I specifically purchased it for the Thunderbolt 2 connection for my iMac with 1TB SSD for the archiving of photos and videos from my hobby and for Time Machine backup. As a RAID 1 configuration and the mirroring of each of the two 8TB drives, I am confident that my files are secure. The intial set-up (which included formatting and the first back up) took the better part of a day, as my iMac drive was full. That is A LOT of data so I considered the process to be fast with transfer rates of 375 Mps. It's about the size of a small toaster and the individual hard drives slide in and out of the front doors in a modular fashion - no tools required. I speculate that drives could be hot swapped. I am very satisfied. On note of caution: The drives will fail to complete WD's own full hard drive bad sector test due to timeout error. After some research, I found that this is a common occurrence and not truly necessary based upon the way in which OSX writes files to disks.
    Date published: 2016-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and Safe Bought this drive as my primary for video editing and it's been great. The combination of 2 x 8TB disks, 7200 rpm, raid 1, a good price and being quiet was exactly what I was looking for - and this delivers.
    Date published: 2017-09-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but.... The product works perfectly except it's noisy. 5 star working..... 1 star noisy...... gets 3 stars.
    Date published: 2017-09-15
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