WD My Book Duo 16TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 8TB)

WD My Book Duo 16TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 8TB)

WD My Book Duo 16TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 8TB)

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 8TB 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 16TB USB 3.0 RAID Array features two 3.5" drive bays that each sport a 8TB hard drive to provide a total capacity of 16TB 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 16TB 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: 718037856803
In the Box
WD My Book Duo 16TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 8TB)
  • 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
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    Total Raw Capacity 16 TB (2 x 8 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
    Physical
    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 7.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.4 x 8.9 x 6.3"
    My Book Duo 16TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 8TB) is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless In a few weeks, it started ejecting itself and reinstalling itself over and over (more than 10 times), even when stationary. It would stop working in the middle of using it. It stopped being able to backup to TimeMachine with no details. It has an annoying opening screen that serves no purpose, except to tell you to plug it in if it's disconnected.
    Date published: 2017-12-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some trouble for Macs, YMMV Nice build, includes USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB 3 cables. Comes formatted for Windows, striped as RAID 0. If you are going to use on a Mac, you will have to reformat, and re-do the RAID. Recommend downloading current software from WD, as opposed to using included. If you are moving files between computers, use the eject buttons adjacent to the drive in a finder window. If you drag and drop, you may find that the disk shows one of the drives has failed via its LED indicator, and the drive will no longer be recognized by the computer it's still (physically) attached to. The first drive I got indeed had one bad disk. A return to B&H for a replacement drive solved that problem, but the strange behavior was still there. Have used lots of WD products, and there always seem to be some quirks. All LaCie products have worked almost instantly out of the box.
    Date published: 2017-09-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2nd replacement in less than a year One drive failed in the first one. This time both drives died so the data was lost. RAID mirror doesn't help when the drives are so bad that they both fail in less than a year. Called to get it replaced and they said it was out of warranty even though the model came out in 2017 and it has a 3 year warranty. I sent the receipt and it was still difficult to work with them. They wanted me to pay one of their contractors to recover the data and show proof before they replaced the drive.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I'm using this as a backup to my NAS. Smoothest installation I've ever experienced. It's been 2 weeks & it's working great so far.
    Date published: 2018-04-11
    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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