Excerpt: Haven't yet installed the drive because before I did I wanted to make sure I had the latest firmware and drivers for Windows 10. Had to call because the Toshiba website support page did not only not have them, but it was impossible to find this drive on their support page.
Pros: I got this drive to add to an existing pc that used for security cameras. it was simple and painless to add. hope that it will keep the system running with out needing removal of older files as often
Cons: lacked mounting screws but no biggie I have jar full of them at home from stripping systems
Summary: This DT01ACA300 is being replaced by a new model. I have no idea how the new model compares to this previous (originally Hitachi) model.
Pros: I have 7 TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB in an UnRAID server + 1 3TB in my PC + 5 TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB. I had one failure in four years, replaced immediately by Toshiba. The price is right, the performances are right and the quality is there. Hence 2 more 3TB DT01ACA300 today...
Cons: The length of the warranty varies from 1 to 3 years, 3 years for the retail box. Used to be 1 year for the bulk, now it is 2 years. Some people report trouble with Toshiba warranty. I had only one experience and everything went smoothly. Maybe, it is just because I did it by the book.
Summary: This is the first time I had to deal with Toshiba Support. I am not impressed. In the future I will select HD's from other manufactures who provide better and easier support The rating was influenced by the support Issue, otherwise it would be a 5 Eggs
Pros: Works according to Specs no problems to report initially. Performance is good, 3 year warranty sounds very good.
Cons: One of 2 failed after 30 month, thanks to warranty I expected a replacement from Toshiba. First it took 3 weeks to get a reply from Toshiba after 2 phone calls and 3 E-Mails, now I will get only a coupon (as replacement) from their online Store since no replacements are available. ( Is this Model...
Summary: I can't really speak to noise, since it is in a NAS in my basement. Not sure I'd want any 7200rpm drive sitting next to me in a desktop, though. You can build a NAS with old parts and stick a SSD in your desktop to keep the noise down and speed up. But you already knew that
Pros: I've had this running in a NAS 24/7 for a year, and I haven't had a problem.
Excerpt: I'm my expirence, for the lower cost drives, Toshiba has the best product! I've used Toshiba, WD, and Seagate drives at various points. I've used both internal, and external hard disk drives from those 3 companies.
Summary: $9 shipping to return from MD to CA. Came in a small box (not much bigger than the drive) in a bubble sleeve. Maybe this is not enough to absorb the shock and vibe. I'm getting a replacement vs a refund to give another try although it scares me to put critical data on this replacement.
Pros: 3TB drive for $75
Cons: DOA. Not detected, only makes a ticking noise (heads seeking).
Summary: I wasn't able to snag some of these on the recent Shell-Shocker' sale, but you can bet I will next time around. I've applied the information below on my drives/system, and it was useful, and worked for me. Use your own judgement, it's your drive, your system.
Pros: I've owned many excellent Toshiba drives, including this one, which is apparently a rebranded Hitachi. Except for a couple of particularly dreadful seagate drives that died a few years ago, I've never had many noisy unit. Some users aren't aware there's a way to eliminate or reduce the 'clicks/no...
Cons: No cons at all, provided you don't jump to hasty conclusions based on bad reviews, some of which may be real, and some which are just based on haste and poor conclusions. There's so much information on the web, sometimes you have to dig to get what you need to fix your problem. When one source fa...
Summary: I figure instead of getting enterprise level or NAS/surveillance models, which are advertised to have longer warranties (5 years) and reliability, I'll just pick up as cheap a drive with sufficient capacity as I can and get that Newegg extended warranty on top of the OEM warranty.
Pros: - great price, especially when on sale for $75 - fast enough, as I'm sure you can read from the other more thorough reviews here and on the net
Cons: - warranties just aren't what they used to be