Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4 out of 5 by techHeadFred Good item, useful as data storage and performance use
Item arrived on time and well packaged. The HDD is quite fast. No problems so far with reliability.
27 July 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nibbler 50% Failure rate after 15 months
I bought 4 of these drives. They are housed in a proper drive enclosure and for the first 15 months, reliability was as expected and performance OK but not exceptional.
Then within the space of 3 weeks, two of them died after 15 months use. I now find via searching that other users are experiencing failures after about the same lifespan.
I would suggest caution when approaching these drives. Although I hope the 24 month warranty process with Scan is smooth, I wont be using these drives again.
Overall, disappointing drives for ones which suggest longevity when supplied with a 24 month warranty but fail after 15.
13 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Malcol Cheap, quiet and fast
I bought this to replace a RAID 0 pair of 1 TB disks. It's almost as fast and is quieter. And definitely good value.
10 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ijp2014 Hello Tosh
Bought 2 of these as I got one a few years back and never gave me any problems, fast and quiet and great for storing your data. the price is good too.
09 May 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by lawbright Starting to get failure rates
Have used a few of these in our office, and at first they seemed reliable. However, recent purchases are getting to be a problem, and we recently bought two for a file server, and both proved unreliable from the first day.
23 December 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by StuartB Good Value
Great storage drive for the price, long time reliability not yet known
25 October 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bhcalcutta Failed in less than 12 months
I've always bought Western digital drives, and only ever had one fail, and that was after 4+ years, but in my wisdom, I thought I'd try these as they were considerably cheaper than WD at the time.
Bought this drive in October '13 to store video files in my PC. 11 months on, and windows flashes a warning that the drive is failing, and to backup my files.
12 hours later, during the backup process, the drive let go with a thud after letting me recover about 250Gb of the 2.5Tb that it had on.
I would avoid Toshiba drives like the plague. Pay a few quid more and get a Western Digital, if you can afford it, get a WD RED.
FIVE STARS TO SCAN though. The returns procedure was easy and staff a pleasure to deal with
15 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nick51 Not suitable for RAID array
I purchased four of these intending to use them in a RAID 5 configuration. I thought this would be simple, but, apparently not. My RAID array failed within days of being set up. The RAID controller indicated "bad sectors" on all hard drives. Eventually one hard drive was permanently excluded from the array by the RAID controller. I was able use the excluded hard drive as a single drive connected directly to a motherboard SATA port. So this prompted me to read more about hard drives and RAID configuration. It seems that you need "server" or "enterprise" grade hard drives for use in RAID configurations. Apparently hard drives that are designed for desktop PCs can have long error recovery times, which RAID controllers do not tolerate. So be careful, don't make the mistake I did, choose your hard drives carefully!
26 August 2014