Western Digital My Book Duo 2-Bay DAS Now Available in 12TB Flavor

Pulkit Chandna

An external RAID storage solution with two WD Red 6TB NAS drives

A few days back, Western Digital quietly began offering a 12TB variant of the My Book Duo two-drive RAID external storage solution it launched back in June . In terms of capacity, this latest SKU is fifty percent bigger than the previous highest-capacity My Book Duo configuration.

Needless to say, it’s also the costliest of the lot. The 12TB variant, which ships with two 6TB WD Red NAS drives pre-configured in RAID 0 (RAID 1 and JBOD also supported), will set you back by as much as $649.99. Here’s a neat summary of the user-serviceable My Book Duo’s key features and specs:

  • Interface: USB 3.0 (x3)
  • Drives on board: WD Red hard drives
  • Available capacities: 4 TB, 6 TB and 8 TB
  • Data management: RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD; independent CPU for RAID volume management
  • Security: Hardware RAID, Hardware Encryption, Password Protection
  • Compatibility:  NTFS (default) + Reformat to HFS + J for Mac
  • Software: WD SmartWare Pro, Dropbox™ cloud integration, Acronis True Image Software WD Edition, WD Security, WD Drive Utilities
  • Limited Warranty: 2-Year regional warranty

The My Book Duo is also available in 8TB, 6TB and 4TB flavors, which are priced $449.99, $349.99 and $279.99, respectively.

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