WD My Book Duo 8TB

WD My Book Duo 8TB
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Key specs

Hard drive type
3.5 inches
Total storage capacity
8 TB
Formatted for operating system
Windows
Build quality
Basic
Shockproof
No

Pros and cons

According to our HDD external hard drive expert
  • Pros:
    Run the device in RAID arrays and save your files twice as securely.
  • Pros:
    The hardware encryption with password protection protects your drive against data theft.
  • Pros:
    To save power and unburden your drives, you can switch the drive off manually via the switch.
  • Con:
    In order to use the drive with macOS, you'll have to format it first.
Product Expert HDD external hard drives

The WD My Book Duo 8TB is an external storage device for the desks of movie fans and backup keepers. With the 2 integrated WD Red drives, you can run a RAID setup. This allows the drives to work together and make copies of each other, so you can save all your movies, series, and photos, or even entire system backups twice as safely. Connect the drive via the USB-C port or via one of the 2 USB-A ports. If you're not using one of the USB ports left, you can also use the WD My Book Duo as a hub to connect an extra device. Don't worry about internet threats, such as hackers or viruses, because the device protects your files with 256-bit AES encryption. For added privacy, create a password to access your files.


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Rating

Rating per section

Reliability
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Speed
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8
Sound production
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Price-quality ratio
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,5/10
"Good, affordable local back-up solution"

By Andrei Prodan on 18 October 2019

  • Pros:
    Good price / quality
  • Pros:
    Design
  • Con:
    Needs to be plugged in (own power line), though it's not a bit issue

Works fine!

Good, affordable local back-up solution

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,5
  • Pros:
    Good price / quality
  • Pros:
    Design
  • Con:
    Needs to be plugged in (own power line), though it's not a bit issue

Works fine!

Andrei Prodan | 18 October 2019

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,5/10
"Good, affordable local back-up solution"

By Andrei Prodan on 18 October 2019

  • Pros:
    Good price / quality
  • Pros:
    Design
  • Con:
    Needs to be plugged in (own power line), though it's not a bit issue

Works fine!

Good, affordable local back-up solution

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,5
  • Pros:
    Good price / quality
  • Pros:
    Design
  • Con:
    Needs to be plugged in (own power line), though it's not a bit issue

Works fine!

Andrei Prodan | 18 October 2019

Specifications

Product

Product number
793452
Manufacturer code
WDBFBE0080JBK-EESN
Brand
Western Digital
Warranty
3 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Memory properties

Total storage capacity
8 TB
Cache memory
256 MB
Hard drive type
3.5 inches
HDD's RPM
7200 rpm
Formatted for operating system
Windows
Safety class
High-end

Functions

Shockproof
No
Dustproof
Yes
On/off switch
Yes
Backup feature
Yes
Protected memory (USB)
Yes
Protection type (USB)
Data encryption, Password
Data encryption
Hardware encryption, Software encryption
Recommended for use
Making a backup, Save photos and videos

Physical properties

Width
10 cm
Depth
16 cm
Height
18 cm
Weight
2290 g
Color
Black
Material
Plastic
Build quality
Basic

Other properties

Energy-efficient
Yes
Power supply type
Grid current

Connectors and connections

FireWire
No
Thunderbolt connector
No
SATA connector type
S-ATA (II)
Type of USB port
Standard USB-A, USB-C
USB port
Yes