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.
Summary: If you are not replacing an existing SATA drive, then beware -- there are no cables included with this unit. Your power supply probably has some SATA plugs, but you may have to go find a SATA data cable in order to install a new drive.
Summary: I bought 2 of these from NCIX about 6 months ago. I had been using WD Green: these are slow! I don't have numbers to back this, but I feel these Toshiba's are faster. Dependable: I have 1 running 24/7. I haven't had a problem with either of my Toshiba's. Lower price: on sale at NCIX, I got these cheaper than any WD's. Five stars as the sale from NCIX was good as always. I'm going to buy more this year - hopefully they will have 4TB Toshiba's like these 3TB's.
I have a big disk, and it's a just a big paperweight from the second day.
Mr. Lens, Amazon
1 August 2014
Summary: Damaged. I installed it on a synology NAS, after a hard resetting, the disk never worked again. The NAS don't accept it anymore, diferent Windows and Mac tools tried to fixit, with no success. From DSKCHK and low level format to Paragon to commercial tools. None of them can go through what it seems a critical error.
Summary: I order my drives on sunday, I got them on friday even though it was comming from the US(excellent shipping service). I bought 2 of these drives, they work fine. But if you are still an old dinosaur and using Win XP like I am doing, please do not waste your time using the PARAGON DISK ALIGNMENT for Toshiba HD as stated on Toshiba website. Just look for PARAGON GPT LOADER, you will save time hassle; google it, you will find it either in torrent or I do not know....