Summary: This is an update to my previous review. The DT01ACA300 3TB drive I ordered about the same time is still ok, as is the other 1TB. The computer (and others) declared the failing drive un-formatted. After formatting again, I re-installed a backup image.
Pros: Drives are inexpensive, good capacity and good performance.
Cons: 1 out of 2 DT01ACA100 1TB drives I ordered on 3/2013 died 9/2015. WD diags fails the drive as having too many bad sectors.
TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Dayton D., Newegg
1 October 2015
Pros: Perfect Drive, Speeds were more than satisfactory, storage space is immense, and Read/Write and S.M.A.R.T Diagnostics returned perfect results. would recommend this HDD for any PC Build where you need a massive amount of storage space.
Summary: Beware of Toshiba HardDrives seems a bad batch is running.
Cons: Came out of the package and failed and its the second one. At this point I'm very disappointed and I'm building this computer for a customer. They are not happy and I'm not happy. I expect things to work when you buy them. I understand one defect but two in a row? start checking them.
Cons: dead after 4 months, I ran this hdd in my rig beside a wd 1tb blue drive. The wd was my main drive with most of my files and my boot. this drive had 3 games on it and died after 4 months, it's not even recognized by the pc now., go with a wd blue same price much better
Summary: I have heard of cutting the bin sorting and MTBF down to the limit but this one came in on a razor. Controller started reporting block errors even thought SMART showed OK. Got just under a weeks warning before it finally crashed the controller driver even though it wasn't the boot drive.