Summary: For the price I really can't complain. I normally only purchase WD Black drives and decided to take a risk on this based on reviews (maily used as drive for Steam games and all important data is backed up to an external WD drive). My only complaint is that once in a while I get a noticeable seek delay. Not sure if it's coming out of sleep or what (or that I'm just so used to my SSD that anything else seems slow), it's also usually Visual Studio that gets the hiccup.
Summary: Own 2 of these drives and they work relatively well. Use it with an external enclosure as backup drives and the performance is acceptable, though the transfer rate would be better with USB 3 instead of USB 2. It's relatively quiet and relatively spacious though, once formatted, it's about 1.8Gb. Wasn't sure about this brand's drives since I've never had it in years past but based on current usage, it's pretty good, but continued reliability is questionable for now.
Summary: Compared to the WD Blacks this is a great deal. You are missing out on the longer warranty which is shame but the performance matches that of the Blacks for a fraction of the price. The warranty seems to be a bit of a mess however since Toshiba's website has nothing on it.
Pros: - A steal at $85, - Great performance, - Low noise output
Cons: Packaging was terrible. The drive was placed in box with bubble wrap on one side only. The drive was inside antistatic wrapper, but thee was absolutely no cushion between the drive and the bottom of the box.
Summary: Bought this on a in store surprise sale for $89. Primarily this drive is inside of a Virt host. Great thing that this drive features is the single TB platter tech, which is much faster than the previous generation 2TB hard drives that doesn't have the same aerial density as this drive features.