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TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

  • 3TB, SATA 6Gb/s, 64MB,7200RPM
  • Increased performance for desktop computers
  • Low power consumption with adaptive power modes
  • Internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Henry C.
  • 7/26/2015 6:14:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: Running relatively cool on a desktop-top external dock. Formatted through gparted as NTFS on GPT partition. Within minutes, I was backing-up other hard drives. Plan to use as home network file storage (and maybe media server) through Linux. Well-packaged and prompt.

Cons: None so far

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  • Michael P.
  • 7/21/2015 8:44:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: Price/Gb was good
Packaging was high quality
Solid drive, never have had problems with Toshiba before

Cons: Wasn't free?

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  • James F.
  • 7/10/2015 2:11:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed just after 2 years

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: price, speed

Cons: -Died right after 2 years with the click of death.
-Heats up a lot
-unacceptable reliability

Other Thoughts: I strongly suggest looking elsewhere for a large HDD. I really only used this as an external drive to backup files every now and then. I ended up losing ~2TB of data when it failed to start with the click of death one day, about a month after the 2 year warranty. No warning signs from SMART. That is absolutely unacceptable to me.

I'm finally getting to replacing this drive with a WD Black 4TB (5-year warranty) and a HGST NAS 4TB (3-year warranty) that will be used to backup the WD. With these larger hard drives, I've seen a lot of early-life failures across most drives >2TB. My recommendation is to go with a drive like the WD Black that has a 5-year warranty, so you can at least get it replaced if it fails. HGST(Hitachi) has always made HDDs that have lasted over 5 years for me as well, so I'm choosing that as my backup for the WD Black. I really don't want to lose so much data again.

I won't be buying another Toshiba drive.

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  • Ed B.
  • 7/6/2015 4:39:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCrashed within 90 days

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: Large drive Cheep price.

Cons: After using this drive for about a month and a half it crashed. Tried reformatting now the bios does not recognize it.
Now as I try to use the warranty I discover it is a European model. I am still trying to get answers, but I may need to send it to Germany for repair or replacement. Buyers beware!

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  • jian z.
  • 7/3/2015 1:28:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: running smooth. reliable

Cons: not yet

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  • Shawn B.
  • 7/1/2015 5:41:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive, Great Price

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: Drive is great for the price.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: For Windows:
You must initialize the drive first and assign your drive letter in Disk Manager. To avoid a split partition (2TB & 1TB) use GPT instead of MBR. This is a limitation to MBR. The drive does not come with the split partitions by default (I've seen some comments that the drive comes this way). As the user you are responsible for the setup, so please be informed before setting this up.

Overall the drive performs well and does what I need and is a great value.

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  • Gordon S.
  • 6/23/2015 7:44:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsToo soon to gauge reliability

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: Excellent price for this size/warranty drive.

Solid looking build with some heft. In theory a good drive that should stand up to the usual daily routines.

If you are concerned about the reliability, maybe look at buying an extended warranty. But at this price, I'll take my chances. See my other thoughts below.

Cons: Not really a con, but you have to know how to deal with a 3TB drive in Windows that will only see 2TB and leave the rest of the drive "Unallocated".

Someone has already written instructions on how to achieve this in the reviews below. However, he omitted one important step. When you see the Drive in the Management section, you need to Right Click in the box that shows Disk X (the new drive) and then select "Convert to GPT Disk". Once this is done, you will see the full 3TB (actually 2.72 or thereabouts) and you can go ahead with the formatting. A word of caution, if you decide to do a full format, which should be checking for disk errors at the same time, be aware that this is a lengthy process and can take many hours to complete. You should schedule this for an overnighter.

Other Thoughts: I will keep a separate backup of all items that I store on this drive until a reasonable amount of time has passed (6-9 months?). I use EaseUS EverySync to mirror all (or selected) files and changes in realtime.

Of course, at this price you could set up a RAID 1 with two of these drives if you and your computer are up for it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/20/2015 8:06:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsOne day use and stable on Linux

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: I have had this drive for over a day. I installed it in my Linux NAS machine. It recognizes 2.72tb but that's fine for my needs. So far so good. It seems to be running a little cooler to the touch than some of my sata2 hard drives.

Cons: No screws or power connector. But that's an easy fix for me.

Other Thoughts: I will update later after I do a couple of back ups and network streaming.

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  • Yao L.
  • 6/18/2015 7:31:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrive Failure 2 months

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: Size and price

Cons: Drive failure

Other Thoughts: Got the drive for backup storage for movies and media. Drive started failing in 2 months and at the worst possible time. 20 years and never a failed drive under 4 years. I guess i got lucky this time

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  • Murray R.
  • 6/12/2015 9:39:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed and warranty not available for Canadian addresses... Buyer beware!!!

This review is from: TOSHIBA PH3300U-1I72 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Pros: Fast. Very quiet.

Cons: Failed in under 2 years.

Other Thoughts: I tried to get a replacement with Toshiba and they do not allow Canadian addresses. What a joke of a company. Hopefully Newegg can pull through because they sold me this item while I was under the impression I could receive warranty service in Canada.

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