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 - In just under 20 seconds, your can move a full HD movie from your computer onto your My Book Duo drive. With ultra-fast transfer speeds, get the performance 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 engine 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 two 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™ - 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 - My Book Duo is pre-formated NTFS and is ready to use right out-of-the-box for Windows OS users. The drive can also be easily reformatted for Mac OS X.

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.

Product Description


Enclosure ColourCharcoal grey
Interfaces2 x USB 3.0 - 9 pin USB Type A
 1 x USB 3.0 - 10 pin Micro-USB Type B
Expansion Bays2 (total) / 0 (free) - internal
Service & Support2 years warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 2 years
Total Array Capacity8 TB
HDD Array External InterfaceUSB 3.0
FeaturesHardware encryption, password security
Compliant StandardsRoHS, AES-256
Software IncludedWD Security, WD Drive Utilities, WD SmartWare Pro, Acronis True Image WD Edition
Cables Included1 x USB 3.0 cable
Compatible with Windows 7"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Power DeviceExternal power adapter
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V - 50/60 Hz
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature35 °C
Data Transfer Rate290 MBps
OS RequiredApple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
Capacity2 x 4 TB
Width9.9 cm
Depth15.7 cm
Height16.5 cm
Weight2.24 kg
Installed Devices / Modules Qty2
Supported Devices / Modules Qty2
Additional Information

Additional Information

Colour Black
ConditionBrand New
EAN 718037823638
Manufacturer Western Digital
Product nameWD My Book Duo 8TB dual-drive RAID storage
Product codeWDBLWE0080JCH-EESN
Warranty2 years
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