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WD - My Book Duo 16TB 2-Bay External USB Type-C Storage - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The RAID system simplified my backups!

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    SLP12
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    After years of dealing with multiple external hard drives to back up 7 TB of data (plus, more hard drives to backup my backup), I love the RAID system! 1) My Book duo gives me the storage capacity I need with fewer cords and less required plugin space than multiple external hard drives. 2) The ability to set up a "mirror" effect so the second hard drive automatically backups the first hard drive is pure genius, thanks to the RAID system. 3) If one hard drive dies, I can remove it and install a new drive. 4) Plus, this system seems to transfer data faster than the 8TB or 10TB external drives I used in the past. All in all, I'm a happy camper :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best external drive, speed and usability...

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    knamed2016
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    I can not say enough. I bought this drive and am very happy. It performs very well and without issue. The speed is comparable to having the drives internal to my pc. Never have I found that. I get the same speed regardless of the connector or cable I have used. It is roughly 200MB/s. The USB hub feature works great. Just remember to have the main drive recognized before you connect your external drives. The software, everything is top notch. Came with two RED NAS drives with the 256MB cache made in Thailand. It is a newer RAID software so it did not accept a WD RAID built in another WD device. That was not expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external hard drive

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    Gamer
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    It's an external hard drive and does what it is supposed too. This is my 3rd one and it works great. The first two where of the older design. The first thing I did was change the configuration to RAID 0 so I have 8TB mirrored instead of 16TB striped. This gives me data protection without having to run a separate data backup process. Data transfer is fast and they have been very reliable. They are on 24X7 and I have not had any issues since purchase a couple years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor upgrade that could be better

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    MikeinCin
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    Here's the deal - I own the previous 12GB 3.0 USB model which gives a Write/Read speeds of about 180mbs/190mbs reguardless of cable length - Now this drive has USB-C and isn't thunder bolt you get about Write/read speeds of 220mbs/240mbs only if you use the 1meter gen 2 cable. If you use a longer cable - speeds drop to around write - 20mbs/ read - 30mbs.... USB-C - the only advantage of theis drive is the USB-C connection, go buy a true Thunderbolt 3 drive which I did after I returned this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great peace of mind

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    bbReviewer
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    I purchased this hard drive for the RAID configuration. I purchased the 16 TB version. Setup was easy and quick. It has a USB C connection which is very fast for data transfer. I’ve connected this to my existing NAS and it works like a charge. There is a pulsing LED light on the front of the device when data transfer is happening. Finish of the case is classy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Quite what I wanted

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    BillM
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    I bought this to use as a central NAS on my home network. This is primarily intended to be a backup device. I set it up on a local PC as a removeable drive. It is not Unfortunately it is not able to be viewed on my LG smart TV. I am sure it can be done, I just have not figured it out yet & there is very little documentation .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Spacious But lacking speed

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    Jonathan
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    If you’re looking for redundancy or simply a very large storage solution, this RAID is an affordable option. However, there are faster competing products out there for performance driven applications. My results on transferring a 480GB file via USB c were average in terms of speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Backup Drive

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    Alex
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    I bought this as a backup drive. When it is formatted in RAID 1, there is about 7.5TB of space. For me that is plenty. In terms of value, most people will want to stick to a lower capacity version unless they absolutely need all of the space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, Big Storage

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    Loren
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    If you need lots of storage or solid direct attached backup solution this is it. Can be set as RAID 0 or 1. It’s data transfer rate is significant with a USB-C interface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super fast storage array

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    Bakerfox
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    The is super fast USB Type-C storage and a lot of space with 16 TB's. I transferred data from 8 TB's on the old system, and transfer speed was amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First 30 days - my book duo 16TB ExternaHard Drive

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    RobC
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    This external hard drive has preformed excellent over the first 30 days of operation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage for music

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    Ja47
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    I've used two other hard drives before this by far is the largest will be able to store my music collection with out any problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WD 16 TB storage

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    Imca
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    Just the item I needed for backing up my large photo files and large Excell data files. Great, I am very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome Storage

    Posted
    Mike
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    This Desktop Hard drive is a great but when configured as separate drives and plugged onto a NAS only one drive is recognized

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good - Lots of storage!

    Posted
    Reggie
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    This storage device is very easy to configure. Works very good in my personal cloud setup.!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Storage

    Posted
    Chris
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    This was as advertised. We used it in RAID 1 and had something less than 8TB avaialble.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WD 16TB

    Posted
    DECWichita
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    Paired this with my 3TB NAS WDCloud Drive in order to have greater storage on NAS. Works well for system backups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up and FAST

    Posted
    hecrews
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    Worked without a hitch. Fast. Included all necessary cables. And VERY good NAS Red Drive included. NOT a cheap one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    Greg
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    As a onsite backup solution it is perfect. No issues so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great raid storage solution

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    Anonymous
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    Lots of storage and great backup solution. Easy to setup and use out of the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend