Summary: Got a notice on start that the drive was failing and windows recommended a backup, I initiate one and the drive can't even hold long enough for me to get an image started. CHKDSK always hangs at verification of usn journal. Installed on 12DEC2013, failure on 23MAR2015. Should have kept an external backup, but never expected failure so soon. Lesson learned, but the price was steep.
Pros: Works fine until it doesn't. I would have said price, but even that point isn't valid in the face of data massive loss.
Cons: Works just long enough to be able to collect a substantial amount before dying and taking the stored data down with it.
Summary: Ugly.. Both have failed within 2 years.. Failures happen but i don't trust this product line.. Highest failure rate I have had in 25 years of computing.
Pros: RMA of Two HDD went without a hitch.. as stated by others "Warranty return was easy once I found the correct site." "acclaim dot toshiba dot com"
Cons: 19 months ago I purchased two DT01ACA200 1st RMA via "taec dot toshiba dot com" after 7 months on a Linux box. total loss of bios to recognize drive. 2nd drive after 18 months on a Win 7 64bit box.. warranted via "acclaim dot toshiba dot com" seek and dma errors
Pros: Great price for a nice drive. I am using as my media storage. It replaced a Seagate 1.5TB. The installation was not as easy as I wish for. Searched at the Toshiba site and the site was no help. I was trying to figure out how to use the entire 3TB with Win 7 Pro (Win 7 wanted to use 2 drive). Finally found a forum that helped.
Cons: Lack of support. I could not find anything to help me. Found some suggestion on a forum. It works great. So, the initial configuration was a painful, but it is worth.
Summary: Back in the day, a friend said about the old VW bugs, "How can you call it an economy car if you have to rebuild the engine every 60,000 miles?" How is a drive cheap if it fails prematurely and you get put through the ringer trying to replace it? Shill indeed. Ignore the reviews of other newegg users (like I did) at your own risk.
Pros: None. I thought at least the automated RMA system was hgoing to provide the usual level of service (i.e. pre-paid return shipped immediately, with a return when bad drive received, all on line), in that two of the drives out of the 4 I bought were going back, but I was wrong. Unlike the competition, Toshiba wants me to find a written receipt and call a toll free number (oh, what fun). I really wish I was a shill; alas, I am a crushed Toshiba fan. This is bad, folks, r...
Cons: 2 out of 4 failed Smart testing in less than a year; as I write this, Windows keeps telling me to back up my data. Swell. where do I back up 3gb of data? Onto my remaining 3gb Toshiba drive? Let's see... unreliable products, bad customer service.. Oh, Toshiba, where art thou? On their way to joining so many other formerly quality companies; which exist now as a brand name slapped onto shoddy goods.
Summary: Sincerely, I alway had a thing for Toshiba, but that was the old days, when, dig this, all HDD's had a 5 year warranty or noone would buy them. Also, if any sinister corporate ghouls are reading this, while I have not been a shill in the past, I am considering this role in the future, depending on the pay and benefits.
Pros: Cheap. Automated Toshiba RMA system was not completely impossible to find, although pretty difficult. And yes, I've used the internet before. Before some internet savvy users were out of diapers, like my daughters, who would never have had the patience to actually find the right site. If you do insist on buying these things, consider paying extra for the extended warranty *(there goes cheap) or wait for the kit to go on sale; nice box and an extra year of warranty. I ...
Cons: Since you are probably buying big drives to store data, not really so cheap after all. I bought two of these 3gb and two of the 2GB, and was planning on buying a few more for a NAS raid setup, but now I'm thinking not. One of the 2gb's is going back on SMART failure, and now one o the 3gb's. I'd blame my system or clumsiness, but this rig has had 5 or 6 drives from all the big companies I was suspicious of, and non has ever failed.