WD My Book Duo 8TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 4TB)

WD My Book Duo 8TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 4TB)

WD My Book Duo 8TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 4TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 4TB WD Red Hard Drives
  • Two Drive Bays
  • USB 3.0 Type-C & USB Type-A Interfaces
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
  • Configured as RAID 0
  • Sequential Read Speeds of up to 360 MB/s
  • 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub
  • Formatted NTFS for Windows
  • Reformatting Required for Mac
  • 256-Bit AES Encryption
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  • 1Description

The WD My Book Duo 8TB USB 3.0 RAID Array features two 3.5" drive bays that each sport a 4TB hard drive to provide a total capacity of 8TB for USB Type-C and USB Type-A systems. The two included hard drives are WD Red drives designed for high-performance and reliability. WD has configured the drives in RAID 0 and lets you reconfigure them in RAID 1 or JBOD, using the included WD Drive Utilities software program. The My Book Duo comes with a USB 3.0 Type-C port along with two USB cables that allow you to connect to a typical USB port or a reversible USB Type-C port on the host system. With RAID 0 and USB 3.0 technology, the My Book Duo delivers sequential read speeds of up to 360 MB/s.

Other notable features include a 2-port USB 3.0 hub, which expands the host system's connections, and AES hardware encryption that helps prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. In addition, the My Book Duo is pre-formatted in NTFS for Windows systems and requires a reformat for use with Mac.

Capacity
The My Book Duo drive provides 8TB of storage capacity with a single connection. This amount of digital storage space lets you hold and back up your photos, videos, documents, and songs.
RAID 0
The My Book Duo is preconfigured in a RAID 0 array that grants maximum speed and capacity. Utilizing the included WD Drive Utilities software, you can reconfigure the drives in a RAID 1 for redundancy or JBOD array as two independent drives.
WD Red Drives
Two WD Red drives are included to provide high-speed and reliable storage. To help ensure read/write cycle data integrity, RAID-optimized firmware is suitable for a two-disk array system with auto management of drive operations.
Compatibility
With the included USB Type-C to Type-C and USB Type-C to Type-A cables, the My Book Duo supports a wide-variety of systems.
Two-Port USB 3.0 Hub
The My Book Duo drive can serve as a quasi-docking station with two USB 3.0 Type-A ports designed for accessories, such as an additional storage device, keyboard and mouse set, card reader, and mobile devices.
Encryption
The My Book Duo drive comes with 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software built in to help keep private content secure. You can set a personalized password to activate hardware encryption and data protection.
UPC: 718037856605
In the Box
WD My Book Duo 8TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 4TB)
  • USB Type-C to Type-C Cable
  • USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Disk Replacement Tool
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    General
    Number of Bays 2 x 3.5"
    Connections 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Form Factor Desktop
    Maximum RAID Transfer Rate 360 MB/s (Read)
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, JBOD
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.9 or Later
    Windows 7 or Later
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity 8 TB (2 x 4 TB)
    Initial RAID Configuration None
    Pre-Format NTFS
    Electrical
    Power Source Not Specified by Manufacturer
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Security
    Encryption Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Security Features Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature -4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
    Certifications NRCAN, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
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    Cooling Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Status Monitoring Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.3 x 3.9 x 7.1" / 160.0 x 100.0 x 180.0 mm
    Weight 5.2 lb / 2.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 8.8 x 6.1"
    My Book Duo 8TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 4TB) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buyer beware: used drive replacements from WD I've used WD drives for years and have had no reason to complain. I purchased the previous version (see photo) of the 8TB RAID from B&H in July and put my whole digital life on it. One of the drives failed in November (disturbing). WD said that's "very rare" for a drive to fail, and to send it in for replacement. They sent me a re-certified drive in return (see photo). I asked for a new (unused) drive instead, and they refused.� So I learned: you will only get re-certified dries as replacement for a failed drive after 30 days. Sounds like drive failure is not so rare if they supply everyone with only re-certified replacement drives.
    Date published: 2018-01-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertised So far it is as advertised, a great hard drive system. I do video editing as a hobby for family and friends. I need to be able to count on a great back up system. The fact that the 2 individual hard drives are the western digital "red" versions which are known for their reliability adds to the overall quality of this unit. Being able to use the included software to easily switch from Raid 0 to Raid 1 gives me complete peace of mind. And I have to say ordering on line through B and H is effortless and a pleasure. Receiving my purchase in only a couple of days with free shipping is also impressive! Great all around experience!
    Date published: 2017-11-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good drives in an ugly, noisy case. Having purchased several My Book Duo drives in the past, I was surprised that the sleek case design had been changed to this clunky retro monolith that's as noisy as it is ugly. I have done everything I can think of to quiet the vibration noise that is constantly assaulting me, but nothing works. Taking the lid on and off, which used to be a simple press and release latch now requires a tool. Why WD took their previous design, which was near-perfect, and traded it in for this mess is a complete mystery. It's a shame, because the drives themselves are great. I will be looking elsewhere for future RAID purchases.
    Date published: 2018-01-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Drive failed in 2 months Make sure to change the config to RAID 1 mirror. You'll loose 4TB but it's worth it to save your data. A drive already failed after only 2 months.
    Date published: 2017-12-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice nice and easy raid
    Date published: 2018-01-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY-LOST MY DATA A very important fact that was not in the WD literature is that there is a hardware encryption that prevents the drive from being read in any other enclosure. In my case the WD Duo enclosure went bad and while the drives were ok I had no way to read them. WD does not sell replacement enclosures. They also no longer have replacement drives for my unit. So if you are out of warranty, you are out of luck. � WD’s solution to this problem is to provide you with a list of third party data recovery contractors. I contacted one of them and was told that the cost would range from $800 to $2,700 and that they would need the enclosure. If I had a working enclosure I wouldn’t need them. So without having backed up the WD��Duo, I would have lost all my data. As it was I did loose the work than had been done since the last backup. � I can think of no reason for WD employing hardware encryption other than to force you to buy the replacement drives from them for as long as they chose to sell them.��This characteristic of the drive should be made clear in the WD literature so that people can make an informed I bought the older model of this WD Duo to run in a RAID 1 configuration.��I used it to have a protected working/storage solution for my photography and fortunately backed it up with offsite storage.��My thinking, based on the WD literature, was that if one of the drivers failed all I had to do was replace the bad drive and rebuild the RAID or I could even pull the good drive and put it in another enclosure.�As it turned out, none of this was possible. decision in purchasing it.
    Date published: 2018-04-29
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