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Toshiba DT01ACA300
8.4 out of 10

Toshiba DT01ACA300

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Overall 8
8.0

pleased so far

David M., Newegg
23 May 2015
  • Summary: so far no regrets
  • Pros: have 4 running in netgear readynas 104 using x-raid and each drive (after initial 2 installed) recognized and added to array with no issues. read and write speeds pretty good for a (basically) raid5 setup and no issues so far.
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 10
10

It stores stuff and serves it up quickly

Brett S., Newegg
22 May 2015
  • Summary: Been using them for 8 months & 4 months respectively in my FlexRAID setup. 1 is used as the parity and the other is just data storage. They work just fine in this setup.
  • Pros: Good and cheap. You can find them every now and then for just a little over $80. That makes it $0.37/GB. Good I/O and they are quiet & cool.
  • Cons: None, I haven't had any issues, yet.
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Overall 10
10

Working well at 6mos

Anonymous, Newegg
14 May 2015
  • Summary: This DT01ACA300 is the same drive which is sold in a retail version under model PH3300U. This family of Toshiba 7200rpm SATA drives includes models ranging from 500GB-3TB. They all have similar model numbers, the 500GB is DT01ACA050, 1TB==DT01ACA100, 2TB=DT01ACA200, 3TB==DT01ACA300.
  • Pros: Has been reliable thus far. Designed by Hitachi, which had a good reputation at the time. Design was inherited by Toshiba in their acquisition of part of Hitachi's hard drive business.
  • Cons: None that I'm aware of. Typical caveats apply for a 3TB "advanced format" drive - you need to use GPT partitioning and you should take care to align the partitions correctly.
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Overall 10
10

Good Job Newegg!

Yigal B., Newegg
13 May 2015
  • Pros: I would like to thank Newegg for the fast turnaround of my RMA. The replacement drive works great.
  • Cons: I just hope that this Toshiba drive will last, I kinda lost my confidence in that brand. Time will tell...
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Overall 2
2.0

One never made it past the warranty and the other 2 months after

Damian K., Newegg
12 May 2015
  • Pros: Not much
  • Cons: I've had dozens of hard drives over the years and I'm never buying from Toshiba again. One hard drive didn't make it through the warranty period of a year and the other broke down 2 months later. They weren't even being used heavily, most of the time they were at rest.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Yigal B., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Summary: It was part of a combo promotion. Probably this drive was not selling so bundle it with a winner SSD drive to push it.. Next time I will be suspicious of any combo offer.
  • Pros: Makes clicking sounds. Did not loose any data because it never gave me the chance to write some in.
  • Cons: Clicking sounds become kinda boring after a couple of minutes.
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Overall 10
10

Works great

Mark6452, B&H Photo
5 May 2015
Overall 2
2.0

Barely made it out of the box

William F., Newegg
4 May 2015
  • Pros: It said Toshiba on it and was made this year
  • Cons: Click, click, click, click. Now was it like that because of the quality of the build or because Newegg shipped it with one air baggie across the country. Either way it was DOA
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Overall 10
10

These 5 drives are awesome after 1 year so I ordered 5 more!

Steven N., Newegg
19 April 2015
  • Summary: I order $10k worth of computer hardware from Newegg every year. I never returned anything in my life to them in over 10 years but I bought the more expensive Seagate 3TB drive and most were DOA or failing within 1 week.
  • Pros: After 14 months Just as good as the first day that I installed 4 of these in a raid 0 setup connected to a USB 3.0 Addonics 4 drive 1U raid rack. Security cameras run 24\7 and I don't care if I lose any of the information because 6 cameras and 12 TB total continue to overwrite surveillance after ...
  • Cons: Having to send back all of the Seagate drives and learn my lesson to go with the more reliable Toshiba. The Seagates that worked were 10% faster in the same Addonics rack but were 100% less reliable. I gave the Seagates 1 star and waited to review these drives after 1 year of use (it's been 14 mo...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice drive

Carlos A., Newegg
27 February 2015
  • 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). Fina...
  • 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.
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