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TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM performance, 6 Gb/s SATA Interface
  • For use in consumer and commercial computers
  • Halogen-free design and power-efficient operation
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Mihai T.
  • 6/7/2015 9:25:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsToshiba is the best

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I love it.

Cons: Nothing

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  • Lino C.
  • 5/13/2015 9:24:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent HDD Replacement

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Decent replacement for a dead HDD in an older XP machine. Used this for a client's PC. I've never heard from them again meaning that they hadn't had any issues with their PC or lost my number.

Cons: No cons really. Personally, I purchase Seagate or Western Digital hard drives, I'm not sure how long this Toshiba drive will last.

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  • RUDOLPH L.
  • 4/28/2015 8:41:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: NONE DOA

Cons: DOA...LOTS OF THIS GOING ON ALL MANUFACTURERS...HIT OR MISS ALL THE TIME ...THERE IS NO QUALITY CONTROL ANYMORE..CHEAPER TO TAKE THE HIT I GUESS...DON'T WAST YOUR TIME.........NEVER AGAIN

Other Thoughts: HOPE MY NEW SSD'S HOLD ON BETTER

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  • Michael D.
  • 4/22/2015 6:32:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: None.

Cons: Couldn't be detected by system. When powered on it made a scraping noise continuously. RMA'd back to Newegg for Refund.

Other Thoughts: Had used a couple Toshiba drives in the past without issue.

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  • Terry G.
  • 3/7/2015 8:31:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs1 x TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Dropped the unit into my BLACX/Thermaltake USB, HDD Docking Station as a backup after thawing out from sitting in the Michigan weather for hours before I got home. Works flawlessly.

Cons: No issues

Other Thoughts: Great deal with free shipping

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  • jonathan r.
  • 1/27/2015 10:53:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHDD

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: good storage

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: the hdd is always turned off except for my gameplay recording or downloads
first time in a year that i have installed windows for another rig with that HDD ( the other i bought ) and it is so slow versus a SSD ...
long story short.... PERFECT FOR STORAGE!

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  • Isaac T.
  • 12/28/2014 5:45:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsToshiba 500GB HDD

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap while still providing decent speed

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I've had this HDD for over a year now and haven't run into any issues. I can't really fully test the speed though because my current mobo sata connections don't support the 6GB/s, but i'm satisfied.

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  • Jeff B.
  • 11/18/2014 10:20:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsI can't believe the failure rate

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Poor quality, abysmal failure rate

Other Thoughts: If you look at the label, these drives clearly state that they are made by Hitachi. What the label doesn't mention, is that these are probably the rejects from the Hitachi plants that didn't quite pass QA during testing, so they slap a Toshiba sticker on them and sent them out the doors anyway knowing full well they're faulty. It's the only reason I can think of why there's nearly as many 1-egg "DOA" reviews as there are 5-egg reviews.

Seriously. Look at the reviews for any Hitachi (HGST) drives and compare them to those of the Toshibas. In fact, HGST actually makes one of the few 5-egg-rated hard drives available on this site.

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  • Richard C.
  • 10/29/2014 4:48:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFitts

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: installed in camera system and so far so good time will tell

Cons: none

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  • William W.
  • 10/12/2014 8:35:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTried it, and so far, I'm really pleased!

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I picked up this Toshiba 500GB SATA drive with some trepidation due to all the bad reviews...and several months later, it's still going along perfectly in a Dell Optiplex 780 tower.

Cons: While I can't say anything bad about the drive itself, Toshiba's support site is a complete farce. Although they have a category for storage products, all avenues to support demand that you provide the model or serial number of your product.

In the case of this drive, Toshiba's site claims that both are invalid!

This would have greatly complicated migrating from my old drive to this one were it for the fact that I'd done so in the past and had software already installed on the computer for that task! (There are also plenty of free and low-cost options.)

Other Thoughts: The bad reviews of this Toshiba 500GB hard drive made me very nervous. For me, this drive has worked out perfectly well.

I test all my hard drives aggressively before putting them into service using GRC's SpinRite testing tool, and this drive took the longest of any hard drive I can remember to get through the maximum testing level. I don't know why--it didn't reallocate any sectors during the test, and it's quite fast in normal use.

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