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TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM performance, 6Gb/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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  • Thomas W.
  • 2/2/2016 3:54:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs{2 x 3 TB HDD = $150} vs {3 x @ TB SSD = $1811}

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Needed a lot of storage so checked the HDD vs SSD price. Not being wealthy, I chose 2 Toshiba DT01AC300s to go along with the 3 I already own. These Toshibas are:

1. Cheap
2. Fast at 7200 RPM
3. Cool, ranging around 30 to 40 C.
4. Durable
5. Well packed.
6. Quick shipping
7. Both drives quickly formatted and put to use storing my many movies.

Cons: 1. No cables
2. Short warranty of two years. Remember, however, charge these or any Newegg item with the right card and extend the warranty by a year at no cost.

Other Thoughts: My 2 Toshibas came within a week.

Each drive was packed securely in a form-fitting bubble pack within a small cardboard box. The two small boxes were, themselves, packed into a larger cardboard box with another bubble pack securing their position on the box. Both drives were ready for action when they reached me.

All hard drive brands are a gamble and I also own the other major brands. They all have their good and bad sides. One of my 3 other DT01ACA300s failed at 8 months and Toshibas warranty gave me a new drive plus and it was relatively painless.

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  • David S.
  • 2/2/2016 8:36:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast and COOL !!

Cons: Bulk drive. Newby might need help installing

Other Thoughts: Replace Seagate - great drive I wlll order more when on sale for my server

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  • Stephen O.
  • 2/1/2016 8:58:26 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBelow Average Drive for Below Average Prices

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: -Price
-Good sequential read/write
-Good customer service

Cons: -One drive of two purchased failed
-Random write speeds are horrible (ie ~30MBps on anything besides large video files, such as transferring mp3s)
-Random read not great either
-Constantly loses integrity in a Windows software RAID1 when matched with multiple other drives. I know software RAID isn't great, but it was rebuilding the whole mirror twice a week.

Other Thoughts: Customer service very quickly gave me a credit for well above the cost of the failed drive. I got the credit because they don't make the drive any more, but I prefer buying a guaranteed new item using store credit 100% of the time anyways. For my first time buying a budget hard drive I'm not too unhappy but I definitely wouldn't do it again.

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  • terry r.
  • 1/28/2016 1:03:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsplenmty of space

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I got this drive to add to an existing pc that used for security cameras. it was simple and painless to add. hope that it will keep the system running with out needing removal of older files as often

Cons: lacked mounting screws but no biggie I have jar full of them at home from stripping systems

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  • Philippe R.
  • 1/22/2016 10:00:02 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI own 13 of them: Quality Reliable hard drives

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I have 7 TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB in an UnRAID server + 1 3TB in my PC + 5 TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB. I had one failure in four years, replaced immediately by Toshiba. The price is right, the performances are right and the quality is there. Hence 2 more 3TB DT01ACA300 today...

Cons: The length of the warranty varies from 1 to 3 years, 3 years for the retail box. Used to be 1 year for the bulk, now it is 2 years. Some people report trouble with Toshiba warranty. I had only one experience and everything went smoothly. Maybe, it is just because I did it by the book.

Other Thoughts: This DT01ACA300 is being replaced by a new model. I have no idea how the new model compares to this previous (originally Hitachi) model.

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  • Bryan K.
  • 1/19/2016 7:10:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTwo Drives DOA

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: - Nice clicking beat to dance to!
- Reminds me of my dads clicking watch. Oh the memories.
- Doesn't store any of the pesky data stuff

Cons: - Waiting two weeks for both hard drives to be DOA

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  • Judy S.
  • 1/7/2016 1:03:15 PM

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Product when it works

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Works according to Specs no problems to report initially.
Performance is good, 3 year warranty sounds very good.

Cons: One of 2 failed after 30 month, thanks to warranty I expected a replacement from Toshiba.
First it took 3 weeks to get a reply from Toshiba after 2 phone calls and 3 E-Mails, now I will get only a coupon (as replacement)
from their online Store since no replacements are available. ( Is this Model manufacture discontinued?)
Dealing with Toshiba's Support Department is quite a challenge, Finding the right contact is not easy

Other Thoughts: This is the first time I had to deal with Toshiba Support. I am not impressed.
In the future I will select HD's from other manufactures who provide better and easier support
The rating was influenced by the support Issue, otherwise it would be a 5 Eggs

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  • Dennis B.
  • 12/26/2015 3:59:01 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking perfectly for a a year now.

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I've had this running in a NAS 24/7 for a year, and I haven't had a problem.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I can't really speak to noise, since it is in a NAS in my basement. Not sure I'd want any 7200rpm drive sitting next to me in a desktop, though. You can build a NAS with old parts and stick a SSD in your desktop to keep the noise down and speed up. But you already knew that

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  • Vincent S.
  • 12/14/2015 9:34:03 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: 3TB drive for $75

Cons: DOA. Not detected, only makes a ticking noise (heads seeking).

Other Thoughts: $9 shipping to return from MD to CA. Came in a small box (not much bigger than the drive) in a bubble sleeve. Maybe this is not enough to absorb the shock and vibe. I'm getting a replacement vs a refund to give another try although it scares me to put critical data on this replacement. I will use it as a back up until I have more confidence.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/10/2015 3:15:10 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs'Clicking' / noisy Toshiba drives

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I've owned many excellent Toshiba drives, including this one, which is apparently a rebranded Hitachi. Except for a couple of particularly dreadful seagate drives that died a few years ago, I've never had many noisy unit. Some users aren't aware there's a way to eliminate or reduce the 'clicks/noise' the drives seem to produce in some cases. I've placed an URL in the 'Other thoughts' space, to offer some insight into the problem, so Newegg can help all the people who have concerns. Standard disclamer: if you find this advice or resolution causes fretfulness to your portion of the space-time continuum, or musses your hair, I disavow any knowledge or responsibility, as clear directions are given for a common problem. If you don't know how to do this, get more experienced help before proceeding, if the info/fix makes you apprehensive. As this info addresses widely available info with clear resolution, I've used it and disclaim any responsibility for what you decide to do. Also, there's wide controversy whether this 'bare' OEM drive is covered by an original 3-year Toshiba warranty. After long hours spent running this down by internet and phone, I'm satisfied this drive is covered for 3 years, and sent the info along to Newegg (KEEP YOUR RECEIPT IN A SAFE PLACE). The specific Toshiba warrany/info/site link is provided in 'Other thoughts' under the first info/fix link; if you input the appropriate model number into the space provided and hit the 'GO' button, it will appear as covered. I hope this helps people.

Cons: No cons at all, provided you don't jump to hasty conclusions based on bad reviews, some of which may be real, and some which are just based on haste and poor conclusions. There's so much information on the web, sometimes you have to dig to get what you need to fix your problem. When one source fails you, don't give up, go to the next one. If you ask nicely, usually the company that makes your drive will find and give you the information you need.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't able to snag some of these on the recent Shell-Shocker' sale, but you can bet I will next time around. I've applied the information below on my drives/system, and it was useful, and worked for me. Use your own judgement, it's your drive, your system. If you aren't sure, then you should ask your friendly and more experiened IT professional before jumping in that 'black hole'.

For info re advanced power management with modern drives, go to: disablehddapm.blogspot.com/

For the Toshiba warranty verification site, go to:
support.toshiba.com/support/acclaim/idProduct

Please remember to input the https:// before your journey.

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