- Dual-drive performance
Equipped with two WD Red HDDs, My Book Duo gives you massive capacity with twice the speed. By combining drive performance, you get up transfer speeds up to 324MB/s,* so you can transfer a full HD video, or your entire media collection, with ease.
*Read speeds (MB/s) testing by WD resulted in actual transfer rates of 324.9 MB/s on 16 TB configuration. Performance may vary based on configuration, operating system and computer hardware configuration.Massive capacity
My Book Duo is your personalized digital vault. With up to 16TB of capacity, you have the room to keep your entire media collection and important documents safe and organized in a single place.Automatic backup software
Set your own schedule to copy updated files or backup new folders automatically with WD SmartWare. The backup software works quietly in the background so your data is protected with minimal impact on your PC. WD SmartWare also works with Dropbox™,* so you can even save your files to the cloud.
*Dropbox™ account required for cloud back up. Cloud services may be changed, interrupted, or terminated at any time. Policies may vary by country and individual cloud service.System-level backup
Acronis True Image WD Edition backs up your files on a system level, so you can keep your entire operating system and everything on it close at hand. With Acronis True Image and My Book Duo, all of your files, applications, and system settings are backed up on a secure device.Multiple data management options
My Book Duo ships preconfigured in RAID 0 for maximum performance and capacity. Customize to fit your needs with RAID 1 for ultimate data protection or JBOD to use the drives individually.Reliable hardware encryption with password protection
My Book Duo provides 256-bit AES hardware encryption. With password protection, My Book Duo ensures your entire media collection and important files are protected from unauthorized access.Backup that can multitask with USB 3.0
My Book Duo features two USB 3.0 Hub ports on the back so you can connect multiple devices simultaneously. Add another external drive for increased storage, or charge multiple phones, tablets, or other USB devices at the same time.Ready to go and 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.Always-on performance with WD Red drives
My Book Duo ships with integrated WD Red hard drives, designed and tested for optimal reliability and always-on performance in small RAID environments.User serviceable enclosure
Ready to expand storage capacity? With the simple push of a button, pop open the enclosure and insert new drives with ease. No tools required.
- About 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 they act as one large volume fast drive or set them up as one system drive used to automatically and instantaneously duplicate (or mirror) your data for real-time backup.
Which RAID mode should I use?
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)
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 used for a duplicate copy. If one drive goes down your data is protected because it's duplicated.
- 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
WD SmartWare Pro backup software
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
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.System-Level Backup
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.
- 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.
Download User manual
- Choose how, when and where you back up your files