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The unit arrived well packed (although I did notice that the package had been resealed which at the time did not concern me). The unit formatted ok and I transfered a number of files and for a few days it was fine. Then it started to hesitate when loading a big file and before long I heard the dreaded clicking. A quick check with Crystal Disk Info showed the drive to have problem and sectors were being lost. I removed the drive and my files and requested a return which as you would expect was instantly granted.
A few days after I sent it back, I got a message from CCL Computers Ltd saying that "This was not the drive we sold you". Now we are not talking about a computer in an office we are talking about a home computer in the home of a comfortable off 75 year old retired IT company director. They of course could not know this, but I did so I explained that ONE Drive arrived, ONE Drive was fitted in the Computer. ONE Drive had failed and ONE Drive had been sent back. There was no chance of any confusion. The only thing that had changed was the packaging, because I had recycled their original box. This was followed by a couple more exchanges and it became clear I was not going to get anywhere with CCL and so I contacted Amazon direct. They were their usual efficient selfs and within a few days I had been refunded.
Moral of the story:- Read the reviews and when people talk about second rate drives and poor service take them seriously.
I'm liking this HDD, it's not silent but it's not very noisy either more of a quiet reassuring thrum while it goes about it's business and even though we are well into the age of the SSD this old style drive of the past actually feels reasonably quick in operation, the specs have it as fairly average on paper but it feels very responsive in use, I'm using it as game and media storage and it works great, It's a lot better than any previous HDD I've used before, if it proves reliable too (supposedly very good in that department) then I shall be very happy with this drive.
I bought this drive because it's Toshiba and I consider them as a reliable company. Works well so far but I noticed that it needs to "wake up" when I access it (not main drive) which might take a moment. However after that it works well. If you are used to SSD's you will probably consider this hard drive as a loud one but I think it's loudness is on a standard level of HDD
Installed this the usual way windows did not recognise it. Dead on Arrival Also tried to install using USB 3 H/D docking station still no luck. All other drives working fine disappointed as its very good on paper.
Package delivered with tamper seal not intact - it had obviously been opened. It came in an outer amazon box with no extra packaging so was rattling around inside. However all the Toshiba packing was in place. I am assuming this was a returned item because of the seal.