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Toshiba X300 8TB Performance & Gaming Internal Hard Drive 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 inch - HDWF180XZSTA (RETAIL PACKAGE)

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  • Designed for gaming PC and high-end desktop workstations
  • High Performance with 7200 RPM and large cache size
  • Massive capacity to accommodate large gaming libraries
  • Toshiba's cache technology to deliver high-level performance in real time
  • Ramp loading and drive stabilization technologies for reliability
  • Includes Toshiba 2-year limited warranty

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4/ 5
fist one arrived DOA; 2nd is fast & easy

Pros: it _should_ be a good drive for my use: slower bulk files in conjunction with ssds for more active files. Without benchmarks, this is noticeably faster than the drive it replaces, and quieter than the case fans.

Cons: The first was DOA: spins up but sets of 5 clicks, sets of 30 beeps from hard drive (not computer), does not appear in storage management or device management even after scan for new hardware, 2 different computers 3 different SATA controllers. Toshiba website lacking technical information. Toshiba tech support replied within hours to email, confirming that clicks & beeps == DOA.

Other Thoughts: RMA was possible via either Toshiba or Newegg. Newegg sent me label; I dropped at FedEx, they received it the next day, and the day after that I had my refund. Sweet. I ordered another of this drive, in came in 2 days, took 5 minutes to install, gpt, format, and start the file loads. I'd much rather have the minor annoyance of a DOA or die the first day drive than have it die a month or year later.

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4/ 5
An 8TB basket for all of your precious eggxs.

Pros: Updated 6/6/18 Eight months in now lots of windows TV files coming and going. Not a peep. With proper mounting its not noisy at all. Storage is still dropping in price. Unreal Market Driven model.
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Lots of storage. Remember folks, small files take up more room due to overhead and sector size then big ones, so with a full 8tb partition, you’ll get more bang for your buck by using it for larger files ( like recorded TV!) and that’s exactly what this drive is doing. With THAT much space I can record my favorite cable channel 12 hours a day, so now I never have to watch a commercial.

My TV rig never has overheating problems, so no worries about running this drive 24/7. Toshiba makes a 24/7 model with an “N” prefix. Longer warranty as well (two years on the X drive Three years on the N series drive.

As I’ve mentioned in previous drive reviews, I prefer drives with a five year warranty. “Just because” this shows me the vendor has confidence in their product. Not that a five year old drive will be worth all that much as the capacity will seem comical in five years.

Cons: While I don't consider a two year warranty a "con" so to speak, there are better warranties out there..and worse.

“Retail packaging” might trick you into believing there will be mounting hardware and a cable in there, but alas there was none. Outside of silliness “just because” cons...., the drive spun up, formatted, read and wrote data for a solid week without so much as a raised eyebrow over anything. Didn’t make enough white noise to be considered a sleep aid. The fans on my water cooling system remain the loudest thing my PC does, the TV rig has a pack of fans to keep everything cool. When the TV is on, can’t tell.

Other Thoughts: Performance seemed average to me, I don’t bother with benchmarks much, there are so many motherboards and configurations around now results can vary considerably. I managed 150-200 mbs which is what I typically see on drive to drive copying on large files on my Gigabyte/i7 2011-v3/32gb/w64/system, my TV system is a bit less study for today’s games, but in its prime it was right there with its i5 and EVGA Z68 MB. OK it did show 200mb/s on one of the popular benchmark products. Copying a 20GB movie gave the same result. Small files show a far higher burst rate, due to the generous cache supplied.

At a bit over $31 bucks a TB, it’s just an average deal these days with larger capacity drives at the same price/TB, now it turns to a question of how many drives your system can support. I can’t go nutso as I went with a "barely there" power supply on my newest rig, but the system is still holding its own. This drive replaced an aging 2tb Seagate that was on its last spare sector, so I retired it. The 8tb unit didn’t overload the power supply on spin up, but I have to be really close now that all of my drives have grown ( except the ssd system drive) as my TV collection gets bigger by the month.

For the first month or two on a very large drive you really don’t want to trust it with important data until it’s proven itself. That’s where I am. In a month or two of heavy duty TV recording and running backups to it every other day, this drive will have pretty much proven itself and be ready for more important things ( like my 20 year collection of digital pictures)

I always said...If I could just get a 1TB drive, life would be sweet. Then it went to 2tb, then to 4tb and so on.
As storage marches up, please keep in mind you need at least two copies of really important stuff, regardless of the cost. Consumer data value exceeds $1000 a GB these days! Think about. For a few hundred bucks, you can keep two copies of your most precious digital data. One of them in the bank box.

The Toshiba is a good start to consolidate your data, with its cavernous capacity ( 7.27 TB with NTFS format on a single partition) and monstrous 128MB cache. Most drives in this class have this size cache..yup it’s big.

I’ll rate the X300 4 eggs now simply because there is room to improve (I'll have to give a nod to Seagate on their clever re-branding of their drives..calling anything an "X" these days is kinda laughable ( oh right . "Iphone "X") .

I’ll be back in a few months to update with news good or bad. In my experience drives that can survive the first couple of weeks at my place tend to last. We’ll see how this drive does down the road a bit.

We’ll be laughing at the measly 8TB capacity soon enough. A major player in the drive market has announced tech that will get us to 40TB on a spinning platter drive..within 5 years.

Take advantage now to protect what you have, the stakes go both up and down in the next five years.
More stuff to save, more stuff to lose, but the price per TB of stuff will certainly continue to fall.

About me?-twenty five + years in high tech, starting from the age where getting something to print from a PC was a major act of jedi-hackerness and hard shelled floppies and the Web were not even invented yet.

I've been an EggXpert reviewer since 2013

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worst RMA

Pros: Paperweight

Cons: Non-existent RMA

Other Thoughts: Unfortunately, I did not open this drive until past Newegg's return date and found out it was DoA. Not a big deal right? Nope, Toshiba's RMA for this drive on their website not only does not function properly (it does not allow me to proceed normally, tried multiple internet browsers) but when I finally a ticket in through their general RMA I find out they will not replace the drive. Instead I am being sent a useless debit card which while sucks would not even be that bad except for the fact I am also responsible for the shipping and will not be being reimbursed for it. At least at the cost of shipping I learned that my first time trying a Toshiba drive will be my last.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Large Capacity, but LOUD

Pros: Large Capacity, Performance, Price

Cons: Loud

Other Thoughts: Had no problems with it, but unfortunately I put it in a PC that sits on top of my desk instead of under it, and it is -loud- when spun up and you can hear a crun-chunk sound when seeking/accessing. I'm past my return period and can say there have been zero functional issues other than noise, ( and I would not have returned it anyway because it operates just fine - that's not enough for me to justify that), but I am strongly considering replacing it and relegating it to an external HDD case.

Like all Hard Drives, the actual amount shown is fractionally less than the number on the drive - in this case, when formatted as a single NTFS drive, Windows displays 7.27TB total capacity. A good value in terms of capacity/price.

If you value quiet, this isn't the drive for you

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
DOA Drive

Pros: No animals were harmed

Cons: This drive would not initiate at all, would only click.

Other Thoughts: I tried different cables, different SATA ports and even different computers to no avail. I bought this to replace a 1 year old 3TB Toshiba drive, that was starting to fail, I should have taken that as my warning. Returned it to Newegg for hopefully a full refund and ordered an HGST with a better reliability history

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Great high capacity drive

Pros: 8TBs of storage
Price is right

Cons: Loud for sure

Other Thoughts: Great drive if it weren't for noise would be five eggs.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Got it OK, didn't work send it back on an RMA waiting for a new one. Not the end of the world I have used these before and they really work well.

Pros: I like these drives because they are fast, got a bad one and I can wait for the replacement one when it gets here.

Cons: RMA didn't work.

Other Thoughts: None

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1/ 5
I got screwed

Pros: NONE, I CAN'T EVEN USE IT!

Cons: It's password locked and in the biost has a max capacity of 5.4TB. WOW, WHAT A DEAL! I NEED A PASSWORD AND WAS SCREWED OUT OF 614GB OF STORAGE! If you buy now you'll even be told by a corporate stooge AKA Toshiba customer support that you killed the drive, that the SATA Data cable stole 0.6TB, and password locked the HDD!

Other Thoughts: Toshiba, fix this. It destroyed an entire raid array. I will no longer buy products from you.

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