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My intention was to buy two 8TB drives (one in a PC where noise mattered and a backup where noise didn't matter), but given some of the other review comments about noise, I thought I'd only buy one of these for now to see what the noise was like.
Had this running for a day now with some observations:- When installing via a USB to SATA adaptor (thought I'd try it externally first before fitting into a machine), it only detects about 1TB of data. I was a bit worried but it's fine once installed internally into a machine's SATA port, which would then see the full 8TB. I formatted as GPT rather than MBR.
Pros Great storage capacity for the money (bought significantly cheaper than other 8TB drives, even the SMR drives). Seems reasonably speedy Arrived in nicely padded packaging - it would seem Amazon have improved since some of the other reviews!
Cons Seems to run hotter than other drives (the 9w rating vs most other drives 6w would explain this, but note this run) Noisier than other drives I have. I wouldn't say as bad as some reviews make out, but you can definitely heard the clunk of writing and the whirr of the drive spinning.
In summary, I'm on the fence still whether to buy a second on of these, or spend more money on a quieter drive... My one doesn't seem as bad as some of the comments make out, however sufficient for me not to rush out and buy a second one just yet...
Will update in future if there are any changes.
Update (1 week): I decided to buy a second one more because I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of taking the first one out of the machine it was in to put into a second machine and copying all the files around. Noise wise, once setup and have the drive sleep after an hour of in activity, does make it better however I can understand for a lot of people it probably doesn't work for them.
So my summary persists for now An average drive but noisy and emits heat, however it is currently priced better than the competition to compensate...
Update Nov 2019: 6 months in and both drives working fine. Main one is one 24/7. Noise levels are no worse than originally..
Update April 2020: 12 months on and both drives still working fine. Main one has still been running 24/7. Once again, noise levels are no worse than before. Raising my rating to 4 stars, since although not perfect due to increased noise and heat, they have been good value and worked well and proven reliable so far.
Update August 2020: over a year on, both drives have been running 24/7 now and touch wood, both perfectly reliable. Given their price point and the fact they've been running now in machines in a warm, humid cellar (25c-30c with around 70-90pct humidity), these drives have now in my eyes eventually earned a well deserved 5 star rating despite my original misgivings...
DO NOT BUY. THERE IS NO WARRANTY. If it fails you have to return via the retailer but they are not interested after the 1st month and refer you to the Toshiba who tell you to go to the retailer. My failed after 1 year with a "3 year warranty" that is un-usable.
Diese Bewertung bezieht sich auf die N300 8TB NAS Version. Für meinen QNAP NAS habe ich zwei N300 8TB bestellt um diese im RAID 1 zu betreiben. Leider war eine Platte defekt, der Umtausch ging wie immer reibungslos. Bei Schreib-/Lesezugriffen ist die Platte etwas lauter als die Desktopvariante aber nicht störend. Beide Platten laufen seit Wochen im zuverlässig 24/7 Betrieb.
Update nach knapp zwei Monaten Betrieb. Leider hat das NAS-System für eine Platte Alarm geschlagen. Die S.M.A.R.T.-Werte geben einen aktuellen Gesundheitszustand von 65% aus. Die Platte war genau einen Tag aus dem Amazon Rückgabezeitraum so dass jetzt ein Herstellergarantiefall vorliegt. Bei einer Fehlerquote von 66% (2 von 3 Platten sind defekt) kommen für mich keine TOSHIBA Platten mehr in Frage. Daher gebe ich nur noch einen Stern.
J'ai plusieurs HDD Toshiba X300 6 To. Ce sont de super disques. Très rapides, peu bruyants, fiable (tout du moins avec un usage quotidien et durant plusieurs mois). Par contre les 6 To chauffent pas mal. Ce n'est pas critique puisque le disque dur diminue sa vitesse si il chauffe trop.
La version N300 8 To m'a vraiment surpris, c'est encore au dessus du X300 6 To. Il chauffe moins que le 6 To : 4°C en dessous. C'est une grosse différence. Coté débit, il y a également une énorme différence entre le 6 To et le 8 To - Toshiba X300 6 To : 168 Mo en lecture et 166 Mo en écriture - Toshiba N300 8 To : 237 Mo en lecture et 237 Mo en écriture
NB1 : La protection carton + matelas d'air du X300 6 To est parfaite pour la livraison. La protection carton + support de suspension plastique était bien mais moins bonne pour le N300 8 To. Mais celà a été corrigé
NB2 : Je viens de passé les 2 ans d'utilisation en stock et en intensif. Les HDD n'ont toujours pas bronchés. Plus le temps passe et plus je suis rassuré de mon choix.
im Jan 2019 zwei stück gekauft. 10 Monate später ist eine davon bereits kaputt (nicht behebbare schreib-lesefehler gem. SMART) Alle Versuche die Garantieabwicklung direkt über eine Toshiba Website einzuleiten sind bislang gescheitert. Hätte ich mal besser wieder Western Digital gekauft!
I bought two of these drives for a NAS unit. I was concerned at the stories of these bulk units arriving damaged / DOA without proper packaging. Mine arrived in solid sealed carboard boxes that had foam inside to protect the drives from damage. As I was just putting the bare drives in a NAS I didn't need instructions, cables, screws etc. The drives are quite noisy, but the NAS is out the way, so not a problem. The noise is just head seeking and spinning, as you would expect. The drives run at around 30C - 33C so they aren't getting too hot in use. The drives get a clean bill of health on the S.M.A.R.T test. So, as far as I can tell these are good quality drives at a good price, and arrive well protected and without lots on unnecessary "retail" gubbins you don't need. I will update the review if things go wrong later!
This 8TB hard drive is priced well considering the capacity. It is very loud, though. The noise would be unbearable in a PC, so follow the label and use it in a server or NAS exclusively, preferably in a cupboard or somewhere similar. These drives stay cooler than my previous ones which is what you should expect from a NAS drive. I cannot comment on the longevity or MTBF of these drives as I have only had then running for around three months. They are working well, decent speed (for a mechanical drive), and I have not had any issues. I bought from Toshiba with confidence and I am pleased so far.
I bought four of these 8TB drives over a period of a couple of weeks to replace my existing RAID drives one-by-one.
I received three drives made in November 2020, and one in July I think. Within a few days, my NAS started reporting SMART Seek Error Rate problems on one of the November drives and saying the drive was about to fail. I did some longer tests and it was not performing well. I sent it back to Amazon for a replacement, and received another November 2020 drive.
Over the following month, _all_ of the November batch drives including the replacement started to fail, while the July drive is fine -- although it does indicate one or two Seek errors. Unfortunately, by the time I realised the problem, one of the drives was outside Amazon's one month return period, so I'm stuck with it. I'm reasonably sure it was the July drive anyway, so it's not too bad.
Googling, it seems others have had the same issues with these specific drives.
Fortunately I have the spare cash to buy replacement WD Red Plus drives and get later refunds on the Toshibas, so I'm able to do a one-by-one replacement of the bad drives. Although I have 4+2 RAID and could theoretically replace two at a time, I do not trust these Toshiba drives enough to risk it.
With the first replacement (before I decided to get refunds and shell out for WD Red Plus drives instead) I did try talking to Amazon support. They advised me to turn off SMART error checking in the BIOS to correct the problem (!), and failing that, to call Toshiba. Instead, I just did the automatic Return process I should've done to start with.
Anyway, if you buy one of these and the serial number starts with "Y040", beware. Keep an eye on it, or just return it and buy a WD Red Plus instead.
I ordered four of these from Amazon when they were on special offer. I chose the 8TB version to replace my WD Red 1TB drives as I was running out of space. These N300s are on the compatibility list for my Qnap nas so installation was a walk in the park.
The drives were the lowest cost per TB and I'm pleased with the capacity improvement and performance. The only issue is the N300s make significantly more noise than my WD Reds. It is normal hard drive access noise rather than spindle or bearing noise, not a problem for me as my nas lives in my lounge. This could be a problem for a bedroom or quiet study location.
Toshiba N300 8TB, I realise that there are a few comments to the effect that these drives are, or can be, noisy but I thought "no modern HDD is that loud". Completely wrong - these emit an irritating deep clicking noise on head movement. After a few minutes you just want it to stop. I see now why one reviewer said he dreaded turning his PC on, it's like listening to someone incessantly grinding their teeth. They are going back.