WD My Book Duo 20TB




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This product is our choice for a Windows external hard drive for graphic professionals.
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Key specs

Hard drive type
3.5 inches
Total storage capacity
20 TB
Formatted for operating system
Windows
USB version
USB 3.1
Build quality
Basic

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 20TB is an external desktop storage device for creative professionals and heavy media users. The 2 integrated WD Red drives were made specifically for RAID setups, in which the two drives automatically back each other up to prevent data loss. This helps you save your projects, video files, photo libraries, or system copies extra safely. You can connect the drive with the USB-C port or the 2 USB-A ports. You can even use the WD My Book Duo as a USB hub, if you have one of the USB ports left. Thanks to the 256-bit AES encryption, the WD My Book Duo is protected against viruses or other internet attacks. You can also set up a password for secure access to your files.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • USB-C cable
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • Power cable


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"
With a storage capacity of: 16 TB

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 | With a storage capacity of: 16 TB

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"
With a storage capacity of: 16 TB

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 | With a storage capacity of: 16 TB

Specifications

Product

Product number
793456
Manufacturer code
WDBFBE0200JBK-EESN
Brand
Western Digital
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Memory properties

Total storage capacity
20 TB
Cache memory
512 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