Reviews and Problems with Toshiba Desktop External Hard Drive
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Quite a good hard drive in its day but I'd recommend looking for something newer nowadays.
17 February 2014
Excerpt: I bought this hard drive in March 2009 as my music/film/work collection had ballooned beyond what my laptop hard drive was capable of holding and it served me very well for a good 4 years. It comes in a neat silver casing that does look pretty stylish. I purchased the version with 1TB capacity and have filled it with all sorts of stuff. Once you take out the operating software built in you have 931GB of empty space.
Excerpt: We all know that we run out of storage space too fast! Luckilly Toshibas drive is large enough to handle a LOT of data. The drive is an external drive with only a USB connection. If you've come across external hard drives then you'll have a good idea of how big it is physically. The drive is also mains powered so you will need an additional socket to run it from, it's not powered from the USB port.
Summary: I bought this drive as a backup drive, I have hardly used it, but after 13 months the drive stopped working. The main light remains red and the drive seems to make a ticking sound. Don't waste you money on cheap products like this. Especially as this drive is more expensive than last year!
Summary: This is an excellent piece of kit. I am using mine as a backup hard drive for my imac, it runs quietly and there is no no need to re-format. I run mine pretty much all day, whilst my computer is on and have had no issues. The build quality is excellent and the hard drive feels nice and solid in your hand. This is the second one of these i have bought, as i needed one for my laptop.
This is a top quality product which offers consent performance for a very reasonable price
10 March 2010
Excerpt: In the age of broadband internet hard disk space is becoming more and more disposable, with vast quantities of high quality music, videos, photographs, software and games running through our phone lines in a thick, steady stream. In the past an 8GB hard drive would have been sufficient housing for your operating system, installed programs/games and personal file and document storage.
Summary: i bought this about 9 months ago and worked beautifully until last month when it started being unrecognized by my computer. I got it checked out by an expert and found out that it had overheated and buggered the circuit board. It over heated even though i use it less than once a month and the rest of the time it is in its box.
Excerpt: Before you go about buying an external hard drive, you need to be sure that you are getting value for money, and that the device you buy is right for you. There is no point buying a 160gb device if you are going to be backing up all of your CDs or downloading TV shows. Before you know it, you have filled the little box on your desk and now have to pay out for another one. The Toshiba 1TB hard drive is immense.
Summary: I cannot quote technical details like transfer speeds, etc. However, I have purchased two of these drives. They are well-priced, reliable and more than adequate for the purpose I bought them. I mainly use them in conjunction with my iMac and File Cut Express to make, store and retrieve videos using my Canon miniDV and Panasonic SD camcorders. i also use them for storing digital photographs and general files. I have no hesitation in recommending this product.
Summary: Worked great straight out of the box. Came formatted as FAT32 so reformatted it to NTFS. Very fast drive for usb and so far nothing has gone wrong. Computer crashed multiple times while trying to format but I've learned that is a problem with the computer not the drive as it has frozen when the drive wasn't even connected.
Summary: 6 months on it's still working and doing what it's supposed to albeit slower than i expected [That is probably down to the fact that i'm shifting more data than before]. I still make a point of having a backup on an alternative disk as it has paused a few times for 30 sec periods when copying (possibly buffering) data. The other reports on failures don't help my paranoia either but i don't think i've come across any brand without comments regarding failures.