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Excellent internal SATA HDD; lives up to the Toshiba brand. Currently, 8TB seems to sit at a 'sweet spot' in pricing. Easy to setup in Windows 10.
I can't say I was happy about the way Amazon US sent the hard drive, however. They literally slapped an address sticker on the hard drive's box and sent that. I know the packaging for hard drives is robust and contains sealed air to protect the contents, so no risk of damage to the product, but from a security point of view, it is plain to everybody that the item being sent is a valuable piece of electronic hardware! I would have much preferred that the item were sent in a plain padded parcel.
These drives were at the right price and I have not had any problems with any Toshiba drives. The one problem is with the courier, he has dropped both my deliveries 1200mm onto concrete and takes off. No damage as yet.
A very good product, being both quiet and fast. Also this product is competitively priced at AUD$24.82 per Terra Byte (delivered), which also helped influence the decision to purchase The only downside was a late delivery on the product, arriving almost one week after the expected delivery date
My drive failed after I had transfered 12TB of data to it. It appears to be something wrong with the power as it occasionally works for 30 seconds so I can see the data is still there. Sent drive off to a data recovery expert.
Performance reflects the high quality on the manufacturer, highly recommended for its speed and reliability achieved at a very competitive price. I have been using this in a nas drive for a year now and access it hundreds of times every day and it has never let me down.
UPDATE: Six months into owning this drive, CrystalDisk Info throws up a caution warning showing eight reallocated sectors, meaning eight individual 512KB areas of the disk where read/write errors were discovered and had to be reallocated to another area of the disk. This results in slower disk performance and is an early warning of premature disk failure. There is a reason why before I posted my original review 6 months ago about Toshiba not listing the MTTB hourly average rating of disk failuer for these disks, that Toshiba later updated the product ad to list the MTTB finally at 600,000. That's about half of what a Seagate drive is rated for. Now, I have to buy another 6TB drive to copy my files to first before I can RMA this drive. BE AWARE TOSHIBA X300 drives have POOR RELIABILITY. Only buy on deep sale discounts. Down grading my overall rating from 4 stars to 2 stars.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I bought this during an Amazon sale for $135 CAD, which was unbeatable for a 6TB, 7200 RPM hard drive with 128MB cache. Be aware though, this hard drive only comes with TWO YEARS OF WARRANTY. A Seagate Barracuda drive has five years warranty for comparison. Also, Toshiba does not list the MTBF hour rating for this drive. Consumers have no idea how many hours this hard drive is rated to operate at. Other drive manufacturers state this as part of the product's specifications. This drive gets 2 out of 5 stars for weak two year warranty. Buy this drive when on sale, asking yourself, if this drive fails in two years, was the cost to buy it cheaper than a similar drive with a 3/4/5 year warranty? At $135 CAD plus tax, it was the better buy over the five year warranty Seagate 6TB drive.