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Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Internal Hard Drive - OEM
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Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Internal Hard Drive - OEM

3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache 8ms OEM NCQ

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3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache 8ms OEM NCQ

Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Product Overview
Toshiba’s 7200 RPM 3.5-inch (8.9cm) HDD series is optimised for use in power-friendly consumer and commercial desktop computers, gaming PCs and external HDDs. The DT01ACAxx series offers up to 3 TB capacity and uses Advanced Format and leverages a best-in-class power management technology. In addition, this desktop drive provides up to 16% idle power savings over the previous model.

The 6 Gb/s SATA interface drives deliver 7200 RPM performance. These HDDs are designed to allow manufacturers to leverage the benefits of the latest components and operating systems to deliver high-performance, high-capacity, power-efficient systems.

Packaged as Verbatim
Features
• 3TB capacity.
• 7200 RPM performance.
• For use in consumer and commercial computers.
• 6 Gb/s SATA Interface.
• Halogen-free design and power-efficient operation.
Technical Specification
General
Manufacturer:
Toshiba
Capacity:
3000 GB
Edition:
 
Form Factor:
3.5"
Height:
26.1 mm
Rotation Speed:
7200
Cache:
64MB
Access Time:
8 ms
Interface:
SATA III - 6Gb/s
Free-Fall Sensor:
No
NCQ:
Yes
Dimension:
101.6 x 26.1 x 147 (WxHxD mm)
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
24 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Scan
Telephone:
0871-472-4747

Additional Notes:
1 year RTB
2 Years Direct Toshiba Warranty

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Customer Reviews
Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 Good Value Great storage drive for the price, long time reliability not yet known 25 October 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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
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SATA III products are backwards compatible to SATA II.
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Works fine in my Mac Pro 2006 which is SATA 2
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Yes, SATA 6Gbps is fully backwards compatible so will run just fine on a SATA 3Gbps controller. That hard drive won't even get close to needing SATA 6Gbps anyway, they only label it as that to sell it.
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All SATA III devices are backward compatible with SATA II interfaces, they will just run at SATA II speeds.

Make sure your Operating system & BIOS will allow you to make full use of a 3Tb drive though
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Yes is the short answer.

The HDD SATA 2(3GBs)/3(6GBs) technology, technically doesn't matter, because nothing yet can get close to the 3GBs that the SATA2 pipeline allows.

Only unless there is a problem with the motherboards chipset or drivers would there be an issue because the speed would be negotiated by the controller automatically.

Scan also offers an excellent returns/exchange service should something be an issue.
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Yes, depends on how old the controller is because it may be the controller that restricts the recognition of the full capacity, not SATA II standard.
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Will this work with Windows XP?

XP has a 2.2TB limit, but some manufacturers provide their own XP drivers for drives above this (like Hitachi). Is there any software available that will enable XP to see the full 3TB of this drive?

I have asked Toshiba, but as this is an OEM drive, I've been directed back to Scan for support.

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Windows XP 32 bit does not natively support HDD's above 2.2TB so would not be detected in XP's device manager,
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The only way I found out how to get the whole drive to show up in XP was to partition the drive, have a 2tb and a 1tb, a bit of a pain I know but its the only way I did it, that was a while back but there could be some software out there that can do it, do a search on the net, other than that, win7 is the next option.
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Technically yes.
I don't think Toshiba will do compatibility drivers due to XP being decommissioned.

XP has a 2TB limitation due to the old Master Boot Record (MBR) type of file system ( *2.19TB per volume) but can easily be circumvented by a partition.
Eg: 2x1.5TB partitions, if you were to use this drive.
The older style MBR partition (I think XP uses this) only supports 2.19TB, due to the sector size limitation of 512.

If you really must use a 3 TB HDD full volume on XP, then pick a manufacturer that you KNOW supports XP.
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