WD My Book Pro
Professional RAID Storage


WD My Book Pro

Western Digital External Storage
WD My Book Pro
WD My Book Pro External Hard Drive, 16 TB
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Our Price: $1,099.99
WD My Book Pro External Hard Drive, 12 TB
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WD My Book Pro External Hard Drive, 10 TB
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WD My Book Pro External Hard Drive, 8 TB
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WD My Book Pro External Hard Drive, 6 TB
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Our Price: $599.99

 

Overview:

Accelerate your creativity

Accelerate your creativity
Designed specifically for the creative professional and data intensive user, My Book Pro is WD’s fastest external storage solution yet. With up to 12 TB of storage and up to 435 MB/s transfer rates, large files can be backed up, transferred and edited faster than ever. My Book Pro storage brings performance, reliability and the easiest set up possible all in one device.

Performance driven. Proven reliability.

Performance driven. Proven reliability.
My Book Pro storage combines the power of dual 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0 compatibility, the peace-of-mind of hardware RAID and the speed of two 7200 RPM WD Black drives all to accelerate your workflow. Plus, it has convenient front-access USB ports to charge and sync smartphones, tablets or cameras on the fly.

Advanced connectivity

Advanced connectivity
Get up to 20 Gb/s data-transfer rate with Thunderbolt 2 technology and daisy chain up to six additional Thunderbolt devices with no impact on throughput speed. Whether you have two 4K monitors on your workstation, additional storage devices, tablets and cameras they all can be connected at the same time.

Performance driven
Realize extreme 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 with 7200 RPM – A preferred drive of creative professionals, experts and users with high-performance requirements.
  • Hardware RAID – Because RAID processing is handled within the drive, data bottlenecks are reduced and throughput is improved.

Customizable configuration options:

  • RAID 0 (Default) – Stripes your data across both drives for the fastest data transfers and maximum capacity.
  • RAID 1 - Mirrors 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.

Centralize your important files
Aggregate all your digital content to open up storage space on your computer.

Perfect for backup
System-level protection for your files with Apple Time Machine.

Massive capacity
With up to 12 TB 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 drive can also be easily reformatted to NTFS for Windows users.

You're in complete control
With WD Drive Utilities, you can manage RAID configurations, run drive diagnostics and format your drive.

User serviceable system
No tools required to replace or upgrade drives.

What can you do with the 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.

Photo curators

  • Store and protect your extensive iPhoto library.
  • Quickly and easily navigate through your library.

Studio photographers and photography enthusiasts
Connect your camera to the front mounted USB ports to quickly transfer images onto the My Book Pro storage for fast editing of RAW files.

Architects/engineers
Create, manipulate and store CAD files and renderings.

Desktop publishers
Aggregate large catalogs of media files, always have them handy to use in your Adobe Indesign and Illustrator work flows.

Features:

Accelerate your creativity

Designed specifically for the creative professional and data intensive user, My Book Pro is WD’s fastest external storage solution yet. With up to 12 TB of storage and up to 435 MB/s transfer rates, large files can be backed up, transferred and edited faster than ever. My Book Pro storage brings performance, reliability and the easiest set up possible all in one device.

Accelerate your creativity

Performance driven. Proven reliability. Performance driven. Proven reliability.

My Book Pro storage combines the power of dual 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0 compatibility, the peace-of-mind of hardware RAID and the speed of two 7200 RPM WD Black drives all to accelerate your workflow. Plus, it has convenient front-access USB ports to charge and sync smartphones, tablets or cameras on the fly.

Performance and capacity

My Book Pro storage is equipped with 7200 RPM WD Black SATA drives, the preferred drive of creative professionals, experts and users with high-performance requirements. With up to 12 TB of capacity and enhanced features that maximize system performance, these drives allow you to spend more time doing what you love most and less time waiting.

Performance and capacity

Advanced connectivity

Advanced connectivity

Get up to 20 Gb/s data-transfer rate with Thunderbolt 2 technology and daisy chain up to six additional Thunderbolt devices with no impact on throughput speed. Whether you have two 4K monitors on your workstation, additional storage devices, tablets and cameras they all can be connected at the same time.

Hardware RAID Hardware RAID

Because RAID processing is handled by the My Book Pro device, data bottlenecks are reduced and throughput is improved with no impact to your computer’s CPU performance.

Customizable configuration options:

  • RAID 0 (Default) – Stripes your data across both drives. This provides the very best performance with increased throughput and standard security.
  • RAID 1 – Saves half the capacity to write a duplicate copy of your files on the second drive for increased protection of your data.
  • JBOD – Allows your computer to view and use the two drives as separate volumes.

The professional choice The professional choice

The My Book Pro was designed for the creative community like photographers, photo curators, architects, engineers, desktop publishers, videographers, audio editors and anyone who works with data-intensive digital files.

  • Consolidate your important files and digital content.
  • Fast transfer with Thunderbolt 2 or USB 3.0.
  • Back up with Apple Time Machine™ or compatible software.
  • Easy setup right out of the box, pre-formatted for Mac® OS X.
  • Formatted for Mac, can be reformatted for Windows.
  • Complete control with WD Drive Utilities, to manage RAID configurations, run drive diagnostics and format your drive. No tools required when upgrading or hot swapping drives.
  • Multiple 4K screens can be connected at the same time.
  • Front-mounted USB ports to connect and transfer your files on the fly.
  • Store, protect and navigate your extensive photo and video library.
  • Edit directly off the My Book Pro when computer storage is limited.

Photography:

Focused on the needs of photographers

After a long day in the field, with thousands of photos, and that perfect shot captured during magic hour on your SD cards, it’s critical to store and back up your work quickly and safely so you’re ready to capture more the next day of shooting.

Flexible productivity

Your workflow is as unique as your work and having a storage device that is flexible and adaptable is important. My Book Pro storage gives you the flexibility to connect through Thunderbolt or USB, PC or Mac—enabling you to use it with Thunderbolt products like 4K monitors, additional storage devices and fast transfer of your images from a card reader, camera or action camera.

Flexible productivity

Lightning fast

The high-performance 7200 RPM WD Black drives inside with up to 12 TB and 435MB/sec transfer rate let you focus on storing and editing your RAW images and photos without delay—helping you meet your deadlines. Having a complete backup of your work is easier and faster than ever.

Lightning fast

Small and easy to set up

This device not only looks stylish but its small frame easily fits on any desktop even when space is limited. It comes pre-formatted for Mac OS X, so it’s ready to use right out of the box and it can also be easily reformatted to NTFS for Windows or in ExFAT for use on both Mac and PC-perfect for those who have varied or unpredictable uses.

Small and easy to set up

Video:

Productive post-production

Storing and editing hours of high-resolution footage requires a ton of space, storage, and the My Book Pro storage system is up to the task right out of the box. It seamlessly integrates into Thunderbolt workflows and offers outstanding performance, reliability, and the flexibility you need when you’re dealing with large amount of video content. Plus, you can work directly from the device when the onboard storage on your computer is limited, without compromising performance for an ever more efficient workflow.

Designed for professionals

With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, you’ll get the speed and adaptability you need in your workspace or studio for editing huge 4K video or transferring and backing up after a day of shooting.

Designed for professionals

SSD fast, HDD big

The high-performance WD Black drives inside offer up to 12 TB of storage and 7200 RPM spin speed and are the preferred drive for creative professionals, experts and users with high-performance requirements. With enhanced features that maximize system performance, these drives allow you to spend more time doing what you love most and less time waiting.

SSD fast, HDD big

Flexible

Not every studio environment is the same. Your storage and connectivity requirements will vary from other post-production environments. With two Thunderbolt 2 ports you can daisy chain up to six additional devices including 4K monitors and additional storage devices at the same time, without performance loss. If that’s not enough, we added 2 USB ports on the front for easy access for your tablets, cameras or portable storage devices and one USB on the back for non-Thunderbolt workflows.

Flexible

Small and easy to set up

This device not only looks stylish but its small frame easily fits on any desktop even when space is limited. It also comes pre-formatted for Mac OS X, so it’s ready to use right out of the box and it can also be easily reformatted to NTFS for Windows users.

Small and easy to set up

Audio:

Storage designed for the way you work

Whether you’re sampling drums, developing complex plug-in algorithms or recording an artist, the My Book Pro storage system brings the performance and capacity needed to get the job done. It has the power and speed to batch process thousands of files or quickly transfer your digital content for editing and provides huge storage capacity so you can work directly from the device when computer storage space is limited, without affecting performance.

Thunderbolt fast

With two Thunderbolt 2 ports, you’ll experience the speed and adaptability you need to keep your workflow moving. The My Book Pro storage system has the performance to move tracks seamlessly from studio-to-studio, record and clone audio files and archive massive amounts of high-definition data.

Thunderbolt fast

Adaptable

No two studios are the same, so you need a storage device that is adaptable and flexible to meet your unique needs. With two Thunderbolt 2 ports you can daisy chain up to six additional devices like 4K monitors and additional storage devices all at the same time, without losing performance. If that’s not enough, we added 2 USB ports on the front to easily transfer between studios and convenient access to your tablets or portable storage devices and one USB on the back for non- Thunderbolt workflows.

Adaptable

Powerful

With high-performance WD Black drives inside that offer up to 12 TB of storage and 7200 RPM spin speeds this is an ideal choice for audio engineers, sound techs or anyone in the studio working with large data files. With enhanced features that maximize system performance, these drives allow you to focus on the creative process rather than worrying about the tracks you laid the day before.

Powerful

Small and easy to set up

This device not only looks stylish but its small frame easily fits on any desktop even when space is limited. It also comes pre-formatted for Mac OS X, so it’s ready to use right out of the box and it can also be easily reformatted to NTFS for Windows users.

Small and easy to set up

About Thunderbolt:

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Performance that keeps up with your creativity

Transfer a full-length HD movie in under 30 seconds or thousands of MP3 songs in mere minutes. Thunderbolt I/O technology gives you two channels on the same connector with 10 Gb/s of throughput in both directions. Data moves to and from drives up to 20 times faster than with USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than with FireWire 800, providing more than enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed drives without using a hub or switch.

The bandwidth you need for maximum data throughput

Connect your Thunderbolt technology-enabled external hard drives, media players, HD displays, media capture and editing systems through a Thunderbolt chain while maintaining maximum throughput. Then enjoy nearly unlimited flexibility and performance in your creative life. 

The bandwidth you need for maximum data throughput

The bandwidth you need for maximum data throughput

Connect your Thunderbolt technology-enabled external hard drives, media players, HD displays, media capture and editing systems through a Thunderbolt chain while maintaining maximum throughput. Then enjoy nearly unlimited flexibility and performance in your creative life.

The bandwidth you need for maximum data throughput

Thunderbolt cable
One of the most advanced cables ever

Reduce clutter while increasing your productivity. Thunderbolt technology supports daisy chaining multiple devices through a single Thunderbolt connector so you can multi-task at maximum speed without the need for a hub or switch.



About RAID:

Hard Drive Pull out

Extra performance and data protection with RAID

RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. With RAID enabled on a storage system you can connect two or more drives in the system so that they act like one big fast drive or set them up so that one drive in the system is used to automatically and instantaneously duplicate (or mirror) your data for real-time backup.

Which RAID mode should I use?

Number 1
Speed (RAID 0)

Set in high-performance mode (also called striped mode or RAID 0) the storage system gives you the power you need when you're:

  • Designing huge graphics and need a lightning-fast Photoshop scratch space.
  • Editing DV or HD video and want a smooth work flow with no dropped frames.
  • Rendering complex 3D objects or special effects.
  • Driven to be the first geek on your block with a computer so fast it blows your socks off.
Data protection (RAID 1)

 Number 2
Data protection (RAID 1)

Set the system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode or RAID 1) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and half is use d for a duplicate copy. If one drive goes down your data is protected because it's duplicated.

Specifications:

My Book Pro Size

Model # Interface Capacity Maximum Transfer Rate Operating System
WDBDTB0160JSL USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2 x2 16 TB N/A Mac/Windows
WDBDTB0120JSL USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2 x2 12 TB N/A Mac/Windows
WDBDTB0100JSL USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2 x2 10 TB N/A Mac/Windows
WDBDTB0080JSL USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2 x2 8 TB N/A Mac/Windows
WDBDTB0060JSL USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2 x2 6 TB N/A Mac/Windows

Transfer speeds achieved in system tests on Thunderbolt interface by WD. Performance may vary based on operating system and hardware configuration.

Compatibility

  • Thunderbolt 2: Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later, Windows 8.1 64-bit or later
  • USB 3.0: Mac OS X 10.7 or newer, Windows 7 or later
  • Formatted HFS+ journaled for Mac OS X
  • Requires reformatting for Windows operating systems
  • Backward compatible with first-generation Thunderbolt systems

Package Includes

  • Dual-drive Thunderbolt™ RAID storage system
  • Thunderbolt 2 cable (1-meter/39.4”)
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Power supply
  • Quick install guide

Drive Views:

Front View
Front View
Rear View
Rear View
Left Angle View
Left Angle View
Right Angle View
Right Angle View
Top Angle View
Top Angle View
Package
Package

Documentation:

Download the WD My Book Pro Datasheet (PDF).