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

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WD My Book Duo 16TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 Type-C RAID Array (2 x 8TB)
Key Features
  • 2 x 8TB WD Red Hard Drives
  • 2 x 3.5" SATA Drive Bays
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C | 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • Supports RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
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, plus a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable. With RAID 0 and USB 3.0 technology, the My Book Duo delivers sequential read speeds of up to 360 MB/s.
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WD Duo External HDD Overview

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, plus a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-C cable and a USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable. 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 Type-A 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.

General Features
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

WD Duo External HDD Specs

Key Specs
Storage Capacity
16 TB
Included Drives
2x 8 TB 3.5" HDD
Interface
SATA III
Number of Bays
2x 3.5" SATA (Unspecified Version)
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
2x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
RAID Support
, RAID 0/1/JBOD
Drives
Storage Capacity
16 TB
Included Drives
2x 8 TB 3.5" HDD
Cache Memory per Drive
256 MB
Initial RAID Configuration
RAID 0
Interface
SATA III
Rotational Speed
5400 rpm
General
Number of Bays
2x 3.5" SATA (Unspecified Version)
Default OS Support
Windows
Inputs/Outputs
1x USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
2x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
Form Factor
Desktop
RAID Support
, RAID 0/1/JBOD
Transfer Rates
360 MB/s (Read in RAID 0)
UASP Support
No
Software
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.9 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Security
Encryption
Yes
Electrical
Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Source
AC Adapter
Environmental
Operating Temperature
41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 149°F / -20 to 65°C
Certifications
NRCAN, RoHS
Physical
Cooling
Yes
Dimensions
7.1 x 6.3 x 3.9" / 180.34 x 160.02 x 99.06 mm
Weight
5.2 lb / 2.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.4 x 8.9 x 6.3"

WD Duo External HDD Reviews

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Will this work with an Xbox? That's my main ...

Will this work with an Xbox? That's my main question.
Asked by: Enji
You can not play games stored on a NAS.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-01-07

I would like to use this for HD and 4k video ...

I would like to use this for HD and 4k video editing. I would also like to use them as back up storage. My current external WD HDs are really slow with copying videos and editing. How fast are thesea and are they sufficient for video editing?
Asked by: Nathian
With speeds of up to 360MB/s these would be on the slow side for editing 4k video.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-09-26

Can this be daisy chained to another WD drive?

Can this be daisy chained to another WD drive?
Asked by: George
This drive does not support daisy chaining.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2019-06-13

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Are the drives user replaceable/upgradable? Can I use any drive of my choice?
Asked by: Joshua
Yes, the WD My Book Duo 20TB Two-Bay USB 3.0 RAID Array (2 x 10TB) B&H # WEWDBFBE0200 is user upgradable.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

I would buy this WD MY Book except for the propriety encryption. It is just what I am looking for. Can this Duo be backed up to another non-encrypted drive or does the encryption prevent this ??
Asked by: Gary S.
I have the same concern. The WD web site states Set a personalized password to activate hardware encryption and data protection. which implies that it would be off until activated but I would still test it by pulling a drive and sticking it in another enclosure to see if it can be read.
Answered by: Stewart F.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will "Asustor 6404T NAS" see this My book Duo ...

Will "Asustor 6404T NAS" see this My book Duo 12TB by direct connect it to the NAS via USB?
Asked by: Jiming
The 6404T can use a external USB drive for backups. It is covered on page 64 of the manual http://bit.ly/2AZUB4W.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-10-11

Can I connect a USB 3.0 Type C cable into my 2.0 ...

Can I connect a USB 3.0 Type C cable into my 2.0 port on my CPU?
Asked by: Larry
No. Would require an adapter.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2021-03-11

I am understanding that if a drive fails one has ...

I am understanding that if a drive fails one has to buy a new one from WD due to their encryption are these drives available and how much are they so one cannot just by another seagate red drive and. put it in ?
Asked by: John
The drives are replaced by WD within the Limited 3-Year Warranty. Otherwise, you can use any RAID compatible drive that is 5400 RPM.
Answered by: Sagi C
Date published: 2021-02-05
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