WD 6TB My Book Thunderbolt Duo External Desktop Hard Drive

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About this product

Overview

  • 6TB desktop hard drive gives you a huge storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
  • Thunderbolt (Gen1) connections can transfer up to two times faster than USB 3.0, while the drive spins at 7,200rpm
  • Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup

Product overview

• 6TB desktop hard drive gives you a huge storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
• Thunderbolt (Gen1) connections can transfer up to two times faster than USB 3.0, while the drive spins at 7,200rpm
• Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup
• Daisy chain devices such as HD monitors and media plays through the dual Thunderbolt ports for nearly unlimited efficiency
• RAID 0/RAID 1 functions allow you to either enhance your system’s performance or automatically generate a duplicate copy of your data
• JBOD mode allows you to use the hard drive as two individual 3TB drives
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What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 6TB (6,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space to store your files. You can store up to 46.5 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 198 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 1,500 two-hour DVD films, 1.92 million digital photos or 99,600 hours of digital music.

What makes this hard drive different?
The My Book Duo from WD comes as two 3TB hard drives that give you a total of 6TB of storage. The built-in RAID software allows you to change the function of what the hard drive can do, meaning you can make your hard drive perform in the best way for you. By choosing RAID 0 you can boost the speed and enhance your system performance and by choosing RAID 1 the hard drive will automatically generate a duplicate copy of your data. This ensures you will always have a spare copy if your original was corrupted along the way. By selecting JBOD mode (Just a Bunch of Disks), you can use the system as two individual drives and save to the two 3TB drives separately.

Does this only come as a Thunderbolt connection?
This particular model comes with the Thunderbolt connection. The speed of this connection is twice as fast as USB 3.0 and more than 20 times as fast as USB 2.0. That being said, this hard drive is only compatible with Mac based computers. However, the dual Thunderbolt ports allow you to daisy-chain your other Thunderbolt devices, such as HD monitors and media players, for almost unlimited workflow efficiency and productivity.

Specification

Connectivity

Connection Type:

Thunderbolt

Construction

Colour:

Silver

Product Specifications

One Touch Backup Button:

No

Power Specifications

Power Supply:

Mains

Operating Specifications

Storage Capacity:

6000GB

Disk Speed:

7200RPM

Drive Form Factor:

3.5 inch

Can I replace the drives (once full) with higher storage? Example: replacing the existing drives with 2x 4tb drives or does the unit have a storage limit?

Asked by: Ross
The max storage for this is 6TB.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-09-17

is this REALLY only compatible on MAC computers?

Asked by: phixl
Yes due to the connection.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-06
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