Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Internal Hard Drive - OEM
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.
|SSHD Flash Memory Size||N/A|
|SSHD Flash Memory Type||N/A|
|Access Time||8 ms|
|Interface||SATA III - 6Gb/s|
|Max. Operating Shock|
|Dimensions||101.6 x 26.1 x 147 (WxHxD mm)|
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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.
Make sure your Operating system & BIOS will allow you to make full use of a 3Tb drive though
I have asked Toshiba, but as this is an OEM drive, I've been directed back to Scan for support.
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.