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Rosewill SATA 1.5 / 3.0 / 6.0 Gb/s Internal 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Works as advertised.

- Good speeds.

- Has a power switch on it so you can turn the drive off without unplugging it if you want.

Cons: - The rubber band like enclosure doesn't cover the bottom of the drive which is the most susceptible to damage. However, having said that my g/f did knock a 750 GB Seagate off the table (maybe 3 feet on to carpet) on to the floor at least 2x in this thing and it's still functional (not sure who gets credit there).

- As other people have said, connections are a bit loose, and that is due mostly to the very stiff cable it comes with.

- Never goes on sale. I've been waiting for ages to get another one ;/

Other Thoughts: I got it for $15 because of some coupon code but as stated above, this has never been on sale to my knowledge. I think $10-$15 is fair but $20 seems high for this without a real enclosure.

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TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs I was hesitant to buy these... 04/07/2013

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

Pros: When I got mine they were in a sale for $115 each but it was 3/5 stars because of all the DoA drives. I went ahead and got one anyway because I had 2x 750 gbs, one was completely full, and the only thing that had all my data was an external 2 tb drive which was making me nervous. So far, I'm glad I did.

I received my drive yesterday, after reading reviews about terrible packaging I was worried but it had multiple layers. Brownbox lined with paper -> white box inside -> bubble wrapped anti-static OEM package inside that.

It took about 5 1/2 hours to format it (slow format not quick, and it did require me to go in to compmgmt.msc and set the partition to GPT manually and assign a drive letter manually after the format so, I can see where people who don't know about any of that would have issues).

I reorganized some of the files on the external drive and began the copy process. As that drive is only usb 2 it was going ~30 MB/s estimated at 9 1/2 hours. I let it run over night. I just woke up to find the copy completed without issue.

I did test the speed copying from the other internal 750gb to this monster just to see, it did a 3 gb file @ ~90 MB/s.

Cons: I should have bought 2.

Other Thoughts: Someone in this thread posted before that these are re-branded Hitatchi drives. I have personally had good luck with them (although I do have a co-worker that hates them passionately). Given how many dead Seagates I've seen as of late at work, I'd rather not go with them and the WDs cost more. People should read the Google hard drive report from '07, it's a good reference, and understand that S.M.A.R.T doesn't work in the majority of disk failures.

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Jonathan H.'s Profile

Display Name: Jonathan H.

Date Joined: 03/21/10

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 04/07/13
  • Last Review: 06/20/13
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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