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.
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.
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.
My Book Duo provides multiple backup options to help protect your media collection and important files with local, cloud and system-level backup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My Book Duo is pre-formatted 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.
My Book Duo ships with integrated WD Red NAS hard drives, designed and tested for reliability and optimal performance in small RAID environments.
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.
If you are looking for the capacity that My Book Duo offers plus anywhere access, choose WD’s dual-drive personal cloud storage solution, My Cloud Mirror. Get all the cloud storage you need without the monthly fees with the ability to upload, access and share your files from anywhere using your smartphones, tablets and computers.
Preconfigured performance mode provides disk striping across all drives in the RAID drive group. RAID 0 does not provide data redundancy but does provide the best performance of any RAID levels. RAID 0 breaks up data into smaller segments and stripes the data segments across each drive in the drive group to maximize capacity.
Set the system to data protection mode (also known as mirrored mode) and the capacity is divided in half. Half of the capacity is used to store your data and half is used for a duplicate copy offering twice the protection. If one drive goes down your data is protected because you have a second copy on the other drive.
JBOD is the use of one or more drives not in a RAID configuration but managed as separate logical volumes.
True hardware RAID provides an independent CPU to manage RAID volumes and eliminates strain from the host system CPU providing optimal drive speed and performance.
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.
WD SmartWare Pro backup software
WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software offers an easy way to back up and protect your important files.
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. *
* 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.
Acronis True Image WD Edition software
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.
Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.