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TOSHIBA MK5055GSX 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 5400 RPM 8MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 1 year limited
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Toshiba is a leading total storage provider who combines execution agility with the resources of a global technology corporation. We offer the industry's most comprehensive range of storage technologies, from hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) to NAND flash memories. Toshiba is the world's only storage supplier that owns design, development, manufacturing, sales, and other infrastructure functions spanning the enterprise, mobile, and retail environments for both HDD and SSD products.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Dean S.
  • 1/24/2010 12:33:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnd it's still running

Pros: Great hard drive, I originally used this as my main drive until recently when I downgraded it to a storage drive. This thing runs quiet and it stays cool. The power drain is very minimal. I'm running 3 hds in a shuttlebox, the other 2 are 1gig each and the psu on the computer is 350w. Great hard drive if you're looking for reliability.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It's only 500 gigs, but then that's the obvious one.

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  • Arthur M.
  • 12/29/2009 3:39:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLess upset than before

Pros: After some digging, I found that Toshiba warranties the drive for 3 years. Go to http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/TechnicalSupport or call (510) 651-6798. Have the model number, part number and serial number handy. I got a very quick email back saying it was under warranty and how to send it back.

Cons: Hope you kept the original box or can get a solid box with good bubble wrap. They require that for you to return it.

Other Thoughts: Newegg should make the warranty information more available so that folks like me don't get upset with them and don't have to dig so hard to find something that the manufacturer would just as soon not have the customer know. I almost blew it off as a $90 lesson that would have led me to never buy from Newegg or Toshiba again.

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  • Arthur M.
  • 12/26/2009 7:15:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery upset

Pros: It worked fine for a couple of months then went belly up!

Cons: I'm also mad! I bought this drive on 10/2/2009 (I wonder if it's a bad batch!) I've been using less than three months and it died! I can't find any way to get it replaced through either newegg or Toshiba. All that time and $90 wasted!!

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  • Jamie R.
  • 12/23/2009 10:15:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Dissapointed

Pros: Came Quick from Newegg

Cons: Got this Hard Drive and been using it since 10\1\09 died a week ago!!!

Other Thoughts: Kinda mad that they wont replace it for a replacement after the 30 days! Wish that Toshiba would work with me since I buy alot of their stuff! Any info about this would be great!

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  • Mike H.
  • 12/15/2009 10:54:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLoud Operating Noise

Pros: A lof of space for the price

Cons: Loud operating sound, comparable to a computer fan being on high. I've come across many drives which are more quiet then this one.

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  • Fabricio S.
  • 12/8/2009 10:40:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI trust Toshiba HDD's

Pros: Just got this new HDD and it's obviously too early to tell if it's actually good. I do have a good and extensive experience with Toshiba HDD's. I bought this one for a Toshiba laptop and it worked from the get-go, which is nothing particularly special but always gratifying.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: HDD came packet in a box at least 20 times it's size and full of packing peanuts. I think a smaller box with well adjusted foam would suffice and make the deal more environmentally friendly. The way it came felt very safe anyway.

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  • Alec P.
  • 10/28/2009 2:42:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

Pros: Price (when on sale & no shipping cost)
Speed
Very Quiet
Capacity
Brand Reliability

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: So far a very good purchase & I'm really happy. This replaces a smaller 80 GB secondary HD in my HP dv9000 laptop & so greatly increases my overall storage to 620 GB's from 200. My research seemed to indicate that it's a pretty reliable brand for HD's along with Hitatchi & I have had both before with no problems in years of use. I'd rather pay a bit more for a Toshiba or Hitachi than Seagate or WD or Maxtor, though I've not had problems with these drives either in 3.5" sizes, but mainly due to the hassle of returning a problem drive, which these seem to have a bit more often according to the many reviews that I read here.

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  • Russell P.
  • 10/26/2009 5:42:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI beg to differ Mr Whoever

Pros: Update from Previous Post

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I find it hard to accept that one has such an unjustified position.
I noticed you had this hard drive [I wonder] under 24 hours.
I noticed it was not purchased from NewEgg.

Look at your production date; they are good drives, especially since they decided to go to bed with Fujitsu.
I have 20 gig Toshi's still going.

Now, you take nice pill, and chill...these hard drives are selling like hotcakes for no reason...think about it!

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  • Michael p.
  • 10/22/2009 9:36:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy!

Pros: None

Cons: Toshiba hard drives suck, period. Never had one that lasted. I always had mechanical failure with their drives.
Literally you'll start to hear clunking noises before it's about to kick itself dead. Just like and old junky car. Back your stuff up if you hear the drive going because once it's dead it's a gonner.

Other Thoughts: Wost tech support ever

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  • Wail S.
  • 10/18/2009 10:35:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsToshiba is the most reliable hard drives.

Pros: Large Capacity
Very Quiet
Reliable
Fast
Great Price
Quality

Cons: NONE so far.

Other Thoughts: I bought an Acer laptop from Newegg three years ago that came with a 120GB Toshiba hard drive. Three years and the hard drive is still working smoothly, that's why I said the Toshiba brand is reliable, they don't die quickly like other brands do. That's one reason I chose this drive.

The second reason was the need for higher capacity due to the demands of newer applications, Virtual Machines etc... 500GB is more than enough.

There are other brands that offer cheaper 500GB drives with 7200rpm speed, their main problem is that they die after a period of time according to the many reviews users posted so they are not reliable. The main question people should ask themselves before buying a new HD is: Will my data be safe with this HD?

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