WD My Book Duo
Premium RAID Storage


WD My Book Duo

Western Digital External Storage
WD My Book Duo
WD My Book Duo External Hard Drive, 16 TB
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Our Price: $599.99
WD My Book Duo External Hard Drive, 12 TB
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Our Price: $549.99
WD My Book Duo External Hard Drive, 6 TB
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Our Price: $349.99
WD My Book Duo External Hard Drive, 4 TB
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Our Price: $299.99

 

Overview:

High-speed file transfers. Massive capacity.

My Book Duo is the ultimate USB dual-drive storage solution offering the capacity and security you need with blazing-fast data transfers, complete backup solutions, hardware RAID and password protection. Transfer, save and protect your photos, videos, music and other massive files to free up valuable space on your computers.

Performance and reliability.

Performance and reliability.
Dual-drive performance offering up to 290 MB/s* transfer speeds, massive capacity and integrated WD Red NAS drives makes this the perfect storage solution for all your digital libraries.

Comprehensive data protection

Comprehensive data protection.
Protect your digital collections and important files with local, cloud and system-level backup options, featuring hardware encryption and password protection for optimum security.

Speed and security

Speed and security.
My Book Duo ships preconfigured in RAID 0 for maximum performance and capacity with the options of choosing RAID 1 for ultimate data protection or JBOD to use the drives individually.

Features:

Transfer, save and protect your photos, videos, music and other massive files to free up valuable space on your computers. Featuring blazing-fast transfer speeds, local, cloud and system-level backup options, hardware RAID and password protection, My Book Duo is the ultimate storage solution offering the capacity and security you need.

Dual-drive performance with up to 290 MB/s data transfers
Dual-drive performance with up to 290 MB/s data transfers

Transfer a full HD movie in just under 20 seconds. With ultra-fast transfer speeds up to 290 MB/s, get the speed you need to transfer your entire media collection with ease.*

* Read speeds (MB/s) for HD video. Performance based on a 4 GB DVD movie files. Performance testing by WD resulted in actual transfer rates of 290 MB/s on 4 - 12 TB systems. Performance may vary based on operating system and hardware configuration.

Massive capacity to hold all your large media files

Massive capacity to hold all your large media files

My Book Duo is your storage vault. With up to 12 TB of capacity, you can organize and save your entire photo, video and music collection, and other important documents in one safe place.

Complete backup solutions to secure your data from loss.



Complete backup solutions to secure your data from loss.

My Book Duo provides multiple backup options to help protect your media collection and important files with local, cloud and system-level backup.


Multiple data management options

Multiple data management options

Preconfigured in RAID 0 for maximum performance and capacity out-of-the-box or choose RAID 1 for ultimate data protection or JBOD to use the drives individually. True hardware RAID provides an independent CPU to manage RAID volumes and maximize bandwidth for reduced bottlenecks and improved data throughput.

Fast and reliable hardware encryption with password protection


Fast and reliable hardware encryption with password protection

My Book Duo provides 256-bit AES hardware encryption; the most secure data encryption available. My Book Duo also provides password protection to ensure your entire media collection and important files are protected from unauthorized access.


Expand capacity and organize your workspace with 2 high-speed USB 3.0 ports
Expand capacity and organize your workspace with 2 high-speed USB 3.0 ports

My Book Duo features two additional USB expansion ports allowing you to connect additional devices, such as another external drive to increase your storage, or simultaneously charge your smartphones, tablets or other USB devices.

Configure, manage and diagnose your drive with WD Drive Utilities


Configure, manage and diagnose your drive with WD Drive Utilities

You’re in complete control. With this software you can run drive diagnostics, manage RAID configurations, erase and format your drive, register your drive and more.


Easy to set up, easy to use

Easy to set up, easy to use

Pre-formatted NTFS, My Book Duo is ready to use right out of the box for Windows OS users. The drive can also be easily reformatted for Mac OS X.

WD Red

Ultra-reliable with WD Red NAS drives

My Book Duo ships with integrated WD Red NAS hard drives, designed and tested for reliability and optimal performance in small RAID environments.


User serviceable enclosure

Ready to upgrade your drives to expand storage capacity? With the simple push of a button, pop open the enclosure and insert new drives with ease. No tools required.

Complete Backup:

Your computer is full of your precious memories, favorite music, video downloads and important personal files. But if you aren't backing up regularly, you're just one system crash or computer virus away from losing it all. WD provides a complete backup solution with My Book Duo, with WD Smartware Pro software for your file backup needs and Acronis True Image WD Edition software for system-level backup.

Local Backup

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WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software offers an easy way to back up and protect your important files.

  • Choose how, when and where you back up your files
    File backup lets you choose the specific files and folders that you want to protect or you can back up your files based on category like photos, music and videos. You can also pick between automatic, continuous backup or schedule the day, time and frequency of your backup.

  • Bring back lost files with ease
    If you ever accidentally delete an important file or need to get an earlier version of a file, WD SmartWare Pro helps retrieve the file in seconds with an easy-to-use retrieve interface.

  • Visual interface shows backup progress
    WD SmartWare Pro features a visual user interface with gauges that display how much data you have to be backed up in each category. As your backup progresses, the gauges change color showing the backup in real-time.

Dropbox cloud integration

Cloud Backup

Dropbox cloud integration
WD Smartware Pro backup software offers Dropbox cloud integration. Simply add your Dropbox account information and you can quickly back up your My Book Duo to the cloud giving you an offsite copy of your most important files. And, you can also back up the files in your Dropbox cloud account to your My Book Duo giving you a second copy of your cloud - safe and secure in your home. *

System-Level Backup

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Acronis True Image WD Edition software ensures the security of all of the information on your PC. With it, you can back up the operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. Back up the entire system disk drive or selected partitions.

  • Disaster recovery
    Use Acronis True Image WD Edition to back up your critical system files to your My Book Duo drive. The Acronis software provides you with all the essential tools to recover your computer system should you lose data, accidentally delete critical files or folders, or suffer a complete hard disk crash.

  • Back up system files before upgrading your OS
    When you're ready to upgrade your operating system, back up your system files using Acronis so that you can quickly reinstall the necessary files to be up and running quickly. If anything goes wrong with your upgrade, you can easily revert back to the previous OS.

  • Supported operating systems
    Acronis True Image WD Edition software is compatible with the following Windows operating systems:
    • Windows XP SP3
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
    • Windows Vista SP2 (all editions)
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8

  • Free download 
    As the owner of a new My Book Duo premium RAID storage drive, you can download Acronis True Image WD Edition software for free to start protecting your critical system files right away.

* Dropbox account required for cloud backup. Cloud services features and apps may be changed, terminated or interrupted at any time and may vary by country.

Specifications:

My Book Duo Dimension

Model # Interface Capacity Operating System
WDBLWE0160JCH USB 3.0 16 TB Windows®
WDBLWE0120JCH USB 3.0 12 TB Windows®
WDBLWE0080JCH USB 3.0 8 TB Windows®
WDBLWE0060JCH USB 3.0 6 TB Windows®
WDBLWE0040JCH USB 3.0 4 TB Windows®

Compatibility

  • Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system. Requires reformatting for Mac OS X

Package Includes

  • External storage
  • WD SmartWare Pro, WD Drive Utilities & WD Security software
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick install guide

Drive Views:

Front View
Front View

Rear View
Rear View
Drive Pull-Out View
Drive Pull-Out View
Package
Package

Documentation:

Download the WD My Book Duo Datasheet (PDF).