Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 21
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aden For Storage pool in 2012 R2
Very fast when tiered with ssd. Very quiet in operation.
12 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deviousfurball An excellent product for the price.
A 3TB HDD for a good price. It would be cheaper still if people weren't forcing the prices up on mechanical HDD's, but sadly the market is still recovering from the floods and prices are slowly coming down.
The HDD works perfectly and reliably. It is still too soon for any longevity test but I would expect this HDD to work for a minimum of 3 years.
01 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CampGareth Bit slow, fairly noisy, otherwise as expected
Just picked this drive up to go alongside a samsung drive, replacing a failed samsung. I was torn between a WD Red and this because this was £12 cheaper at the time, now I'm mildly regretting my decision. The drive works nicely and does everything you'd expect, albeit a little slowly because of the spindle speed, my one big problem with it is it's really noisy, clearly audible above the fans in my machines. Definitely shouldn't be used in a media PC but if you don't care about noise then it is cheap :P
02 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeremy Good performance and so far, reliable
Had 4 of these running in RAID 10 for 6 months now, and as well as performing well, none of them have exploded/set fire yet!
Fairly quiet, and fairly cool.
30 May 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sunny Old/used stock?
Bought in Dec 2013 but the production date on the drives was Dec 2012. None of the drives came in sealed packaging and were full of fingerprints. The drives themselves are fine but do run very hot. I would have retuned them but they were needed for a project.
09 May 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PaulW Good space but low life
I bought two of these in June 2013 and one has packed in and given up the ghost already. I would definitely not recommend purchasing this particular hard drive.
31 March 2014