Pros: I got this at a great sale price to backup data stored on my 3-4 year old drives to ensure I have backups of my backups. With a space saving form factor and 3 platter design, this appears to be a solid and well built storage device.
Cons: None that I didn't no about before purchase.
Summary: Great drives, looking forward to adding more drives to my array!
Pros: I have 4 of these in my Freenas box. Been working great for a few months, no issues. I bought them over the competitors specifically because they are made by Hitachi which were the old IBM drives. High reliability. Going to add 2 more shortly.
Pros: Unbeatable price with discount code. Benchmarks show it is about the fastest in its class. What's not to like about three trillion bytes of lovely data? Six trillion in RAID-0 no less. Good responsive customer service from Toshiba.
Cons: Three dead-on-arrival in a row. What more is there to say?Poor RMA handling. Customer pays return shipping on defective products. I will never buy another Toshiba hard drive product.
Summary: This model is signifcantly slower compared to the three Seagate Barracuda 3TB's I currently own. 30-40 MB/s slower according to HD Tune's read test. However, I've read that the early Barracudas are much faster than the ones they're shipping now. That being said, I didn't buy this for performance, just to use as backup storage. However I've found the Toshiba is also somewhat louder as well.
Cons: A bit loud, Not as fast as I thought it'd be
Summary: No wonder Newegg put them on sale - clear out the inventory before the warranty completely expires.
Pros: All 8 drives still working.
Cons: OK an update to my previous review. I went to Toshiba America's website to check on the 1 year warranty status. Apparently Toshiba counts the warranty as starting from the date of manufacture (or sale to Newegg), not from when sold and put in use by the final consumer. Since all 8 of my drives were manufactured in January of this year, and I bought them in September, that means 9 months of the 1 year warranty is already gone.
Cons: Unlike most reviewers, I actually expect a certain level of DOA. This is required in order to meet price-quality demands of the public. That said, out of 4 drives, one of mine died in short order (only one spin-up and a few days in a ZFS SAN). I attempted RMA online but Toshiba indicates that my warranty is expired (even though the manufacture date is less than a year old). I attempted to call their voice support but they just have a voice mail box. I'm not likely to ...