Summary: I think there are some serious QA issues with these drives. On the last shipment 3 out if 4 where DOA. Amazon replaced them fast. On the previous order 1 out of 4 had bad sectors out of the box. That's obviously a very high percentage. We have used WD up until this point without a single failed drive. Have about 30 of them. We switched for our new raids for price and compatibility. WD don't perform as well as these Toshiba in a raid environment.
Summary: Neither unit was recognized in two different computer systems, and one of them made a rhythmic 'clicking' sound along with a LOUD hum when it was powered/spun up. I've used this model drive quite a bit and haven't had any problems in the past. Because of my past experiences with this unit, I figured I'd buy more. Thankfully I hadn't put any data on these drives. I'm not ready to give up on Toshiba yet, but hopefully this was just a bad batch.
Summary: I purchased this drive originally due to the solid reviews that it had. I needed a nice sized drive to store data on, and thought this was just perfect. Turns out that I hit the Dead on Arrival lotto, not once, but twice! I normally purchase Western Digital if I am purchasing a traditional hard drive, and I believe that is what I am going to do in this instance. Buyer Beware!
Summary: Bought this on 2012-10-24 from NCIX z 79.99, SMART error on 2013-04-10. While I was browsing the net on 2013-04-10, this window poped up http://i.imgur.com/vRQedYK.png I checked SMART status and this showed about Reallocated Sector Count, http://i.imgur.com/3sdc5yA.png This is my first time having a HDD die so quickly after buying and I did not even use this HDD that much, it was mainly used as a storage device.
The product failed first time round but the replacement was ok
29 November 2014
Excerpt: Product failed on setup with a serious surface error. It was replaced without question but I wasn't notified of the delivery of the replacement and it was by a fluke that someone was around when it was delivered and no signature was requested at time of delivery.
Excerpt: Scan service was excellent, but the drive i received kept throwing up SMART errors and was making a fairly loud click noise every 2-3 seconds. I had previously ordered a couple of 1TB Toshiba drives from one of Scan's competitors and they also failed within a day or so.... I thought this couldn't possibly happen a third time with a different model from Toshiba, but it did!
Summary: I thought Toshiba was a well know brand and was expecting a decent drive. The HDD arrived today in excellant packaging, in the antistatic sealed bag, inside a bubbled jiffy bag, wrapped with masses of bubble wrap in a large box surrounded by paper. After playing pass-the-parcel with myself for several minutes I opened the bag and installed the hardware into my PC. Turned the power on and Click Click Click. The HDD was DOA.
Excerpt: This hard drive has a great price and comes with fairly reasonable specs. The catch is - the quality of it is so poor that you should avoid it at all costs. I purchased on of these hard drives, installed it ok, initialised and started copying partitions from my existing one. 3 hours 51 minutes later - the drive disappears from the system. BIOS sees it only sporadically, it makes horrid clicking noise and doesn't work in any of the two SATA controllers.