Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 24
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
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