Nice, cheap commodity drive that so far has been ...
Joshua M Dann, Amazon
24 December 2014
Summary: Nice, cheap commodity drive that so far has been very good for me. I currently have 9 of these in service. 5 of them are in a raid5, and 4 of them are in two raid1 arrays. All have been spinning non-stop for about 6 months with no issues. read/write performance is on par with other drives I have owned. I'm hoping that they outlast their warranties and if they do, it will be money well spent.
Excerpt: I have had this running about 70% in a dock for the last 18 months. It is extremely quiet -quieter than any of the other Toshiba drives I have. I only use Toshiba drives because they get consistently the best reliability scores in industry test scores. i have never had a problem with any Toshiba drives, and hopefully I never will (touch wood). It also seems to boot faster then other drives I have regardless of capacity, cache or rotational speed.
Summary: I've been working on my own computers for 20+ years. Maxtor was my drive of choice. Western Digital seems to only make reliable laptop drives. Seagate sent me a PATA drive as a replacement for a SATA drive that failed soon after I bought it. I have bought 8+ Toshiba drives and not one has failed me. Tom's Hardware also rates them high in performance. Can't beat the price, either! Remember, NEVER have a hard drive shipped! Always buy it in person.