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.
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.
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.
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...
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.