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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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  • Maritess C.
  • 8/21/2015 12:58:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsToshiba 3TB HDD

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 got this 3TB HDD as a replacement for a 5 year old 1 TB Seagate and I am really happy I made this purchase. It was on sale for about $96 which isn't too bad for 3TB. So far everything works well and have not encountered any problems yet.

Cons: Windows 7 doesn't automatically recognize 3TB so you have to format it prior to writing data on it. It took me a couple times because it would automatically partition the HDD but other than that no major problems.

Other Thoughts: If it's still on sale and you need more storage I'd recommend this HDD.

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  • Brent F.
  • 8/11/2015 9:57:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPackage was completely crushed

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

Pros: The drive was still unharmed, as far as I can tell.

Cons: Out side box was crushed and cracked open, inside box surrounding HDD was also crushed and partially open.

Other Thoughts: At least the styrophone protected the HDD from real damage, see ms to be just fine so far

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  • Brian K.
  • 8/10/2015 5:37:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 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: Decent storage value

Cons: a little warm when heavy copying (to be expected)

Other Thoughts: Have been running this in my Media center for 2 years. Its full, and about time to upgrade.

In my dead parts bin, I have multiple drives from every mfg. Got a good deal on the Toshiba when I built my new HTPC, and it has treated me well for 2 yeas.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/8/2015 7:25:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsGood speed and 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: speed, price

Cons: na

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  • Chris C.
  • 8/6/2015 4:47:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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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: I bought this November 3rd, 2013 running it 24/7 as much as possible and it's still going strong, no SMART or temperature issues. I also like that it comes with a limited 3 year warranty. Compared to getting OEM bare drives from Newegg that were simply bubblewrapped, I remember this was actually shipped with more padding than usual (kudos to you Newegg).

Cons: It doesn't come with anything else despite it being called a "kit", so purchase some extra mounting hardware and cables if you have not done so already.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace an old drive for media storage and playback and I have not had any issues with it whatsoever. Now I've just bought a few of Toshiba's 4TB drives today because I love how this drive has performed to this day and, wouldn't you know it, they're more affordable compared to Seagate and Western Digital.

Remember when you initialize any drive larger than 2TB in Windows you must partition it as GPT (GUID Partition Table) to get all 3 TB.

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  • Thomas E.
  • 7/31/2015 3:41:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

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

Pros: Very fast drive for cost per gigabyte. I have this as both a backup to my SSD and run all my steam games from it. Its faster than a 7200 rpm 1tb and has tons of storage. I have 3 of these in my personal machines and built one for a friend as a secondary to his SSD

Cons: So far so good. Bought my first drive 2+ years ago.

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