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Toshiba L200 2TB Laptop PC Internal Hard Drive 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 2.5 inch 9.5mm Height - HDWL120XZSTA (RETAIL PACKAGE)

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  • Designed for laptop PC and gaming systems
  • Low power profile helps optimize device's battery life
  • Built-in shock sensors and ramp loading technology
  • Advanced Format technology helps deliver drive efficiency and reliability
  • Toshiba cache technology for improved real-time performance
  • Includes Toshiba 2 year limited warranty

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5/ 5
Quick and quiet

Pros: The good stuff...
+ Solid and compact build
+ Quiet
+ Quick

The L200 has a pretty solid and compact build. I am amazed 2TB mechanical storage can fit inside such a small space these days.

I am also amazed how quiet the drive is. No clicks or spin-up sounds.

Copying a 1GB and a 2GB file on Windows went a quicker than expected and I was not able to gauge an average "real-world" use-case.

Using a benchmarking tool (and my anti-virus off), a 1GB and 2GB sequential read average 146MB/s with a write average about 153MB/s. A 4GB sequential read 152MB/s and write 154MB/s. This is not a real-world test since I have my anti-virus off and using a benchmarking tool instead of the OS and all its baggage doing the work. Its pretty quick for a 5400RPM.

Cons: Issues during my experience...
- None

I had no issues or concerns during my review.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this drive even if the price is slightly over the average of 2TB 2.5" drives.

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5/ 5
Toshiba 2TB L200 Laptop Hard Drive

Pros: +
• Large amount of storage space 2Tb (1859.7 GB formatted in windows)
• 128Mb cache speeds up file access
• Runs cool, Crystal Disk Info reports 32 ºC (89.6 ºF) during normal operation
• Quiet, it doesn’t stand out, or make old school hard drive chugging noises.
• Price

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: ~
I’ve been using this as the boot drive on my laptop, its proven to be a solid performer throughout my usage and testing. I have had no hiccups at all since initializing and formatting the drive.

I cloned my existing laptop hard drive to this drive after initializing it on my PC, it was a fairly easy process.
Having a good preparation for cloning is a must. If you would like to go the route of cloning, using cloning software and some basic windows command lines is essential.
If the cloning software makes a clone but the drive won’t boot to windows, then you will need to get into the technical end of windows recovery: You should typically have a bootable windows recovery USB before you begin the process, so you can access the windows command prompt in recovery. Have windows command lines associated with rebuilding the MBR and related boot commands, such as bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot and /rebuildbcd.
Usually that is all you will need to get a clone drive to launch windows, if it wont boot from the cloned drive. Many times cloning software will successfully work without the need to get into the technical end of fixing the boot record, but being prepared will take the headache out, if it doesn’t go smoothly.
(I used freeware cloning software)

For a mechanical drive it performs very well for its price point, its not going to win any speed awards over a SSD, but should be a perfect fit for the average user that needs more space.
Other worthy applications of this drive would be a small form factor Home Theater PC, or NUC, that have limited physical space constraints for adding drives.

Real world benchmark test:
I copied a Picture folder from a Micro SD card, connected through a direct USB adapter, to the desktop of my laptop. (The Micro SD card is just a standard SanDisk, nothing high speed or fancy).
The folder contained a modest 3.67GB made up of 7,143 photos.
The transfer took approximately 4:06 (four minutes, six seconds), measuring with my non-scientific method of using the stopwatch on my phone.

Crystal Disk Mark:
First test once drive was initialized connected to my desktop PC:
i7, 16GB ram
CrystalDiskMark 6.0.1 x64
Sequential Read : 150.456 MB/s
Sequential Write: 158.005 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q 8,T 8) : 0.572 MB/s [139.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q 8,T 8) : 7.078 MB/s [1728.0 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q 32,T 1) : 0.579 MB/s [141.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q 32,T 1) : 7.093 MB/s [1731.7 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q 1,T 1) : 0.459 MB/s [112.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q 1,T 1) : 6.728 MB/s [1642.6 IOPS]
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Laptop results after 30 days of use:
i5, 4GB ram
CrystalDiskMark 6.0.1 x64
Sequential Read : 144.126 MB/s
Sequential Write: 149.074 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q 8,T 8) : 0.854 MB/s [208.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q 8,T 8) : 4.253 MB/s [1038.3 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q 32,T 1) : 0.838 MB/s [204.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q 32,T 1) : 3.839 MB/s [937.3 IOPS]
Random Read 4KiB (Q 1,T 1) : 0.398 MB/s [97.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q 1,T 1) : 4.482 MB/s [1094.2 IOPS]

The somewhat slower test results on my laptop can be associated with its age, slower processor and limited ram. Both my PC and laptop are running windows 10 pro x64.

Overall I have been pleased with the performance and absolutely satisfied with the copious amount of space. The real world transfer test I performed surpassed my expectations of speed, and I was pleasantly surprised. The Crystal DiskMark results were in the margin of speed you would expect from a drive in this category and no real shock at the reported speeds. It wont match the speed of an SSD, but until you can get a 2TB drive at the same price, that's a fairly petty argument.
The 2 year warranty is a pretty standard offering for drives in this price range, and I wouldn’t use that as a measure of long term reliability. I have hard drives in use and still working that are well beyond their manufacturers warranty period.

I would absolutely recommend this drive for anyone that needs to upgrade their laptop storage space or looking to build or expand a HTPC or NUC PC.
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2/ 5
Affordable drive... but that's about it.

Pros: - Extremely affordable ($/GB)

- Large capacity (2TB)

Cons: - It's a spinning 5400 RPM drive... it's not going to win any speed races:

MIN. 66 MB/sec, MAX 152.5 MB/sec, AVG. 115.2 MB/sec, BURST RATE 1.4 MB/sec

I'm not kidding you... it did a 1.4 MB/sec for BURST RATE on HD TUNE Benchmark test... same result even after running several benchmarks in a row.

Other Thoughts: - Given the high failure rate of Toshiba laptop drives and spotty performance of their desktop drives... coupled with non-support and a 2 year parts / labor "warranty"... take the money you WOULD have spent on this drive and invest in a quality SSD from a reputable manufacturer.

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4/ 5
QUESTIONABLE

Pros: It worked in the Desktop PC and AMD Sata II Laptop. Make good back up for Desktop PC. Runs cool and quiet. In addition, after several days of use the performance improved. Good for a main drive in low end system build saving space. Toshiba have made my list for drives.

Cons: This is a 9.5MM HDD which will not fit some Laptops.
Does not work in different environments. Technology can be very specific at times; however, I thought the drive would at least do more when it comes to testing. Failed to load boot loader sometimes. Some BIOS are strict.

Other Thoughts: I would only purchase for Desktop PC low end build, backup or Sata II Laptop drive.

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4/ 5
Overall decent laptop hard drive.

Pros: + With a lot of newer notebooks on the market that use an M.2 SSD as the main drive, they also have space for a standard laptop hard drive. This particular drive serves very well as a secondary storage hard drive.

+ Good speed for a 2TB laptop hard drive with speeds ranging from 130MB/s to 60MB/s especially when considering general storage requirements vs. main hard drive.

+ Very quiet and runs relatively cool.

+ 128MB Cache is provided even though the drive is only 5,400rpm

+ 2 year warranty vs. more common 1 year

+ Does not constantly spin down when not in use compared to some of competitors’ hard drives. As a result, there is less wear and tear on this drive.

Cons: - 9.5mm height reducing compatibility with laptops requiring 7mm height hard drives.

- The retail package doesn’t include anything more than bare drives. Toshiba could have at least included 4x screws.

Other Thoughts: Even though the drive will have adequate performance as the main system drive, a recommendation would still be to use an SSD as the primary drive and this 2TB Toshiba hard drive as storage hard drive.

Also, it would have been better to have a longer warranty such as 5-year that is found on some of the competition’s laptop drives.

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4/ 5
Neweggxpert of and average laptop drive.

Pros: + High capacity for laptops
+ Power Efficient
+ Reliable Data storage, as long as laptop is not dropped
+CHEAP per TB
+Quiet

Look guys, it is a small laptop drive with high capacity. If you need a compact drive for say some portable backup storage go for it! it is a great drive.

Cons: - Mechanical drives for laptops--not such a good idea
- SLOW

Other Thoughts: If you are on a tight budget for storage I would still look for a 7200rpm drive for a main drive instead of a 5400rpm even if it is only 1TB or pay more for a 7200 2TB.

Ultimately save the money up for an SSD, Hard Drives are nearly obsolete and will be next year except for very high capacities, and data archives.

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5/ 5
Great Laptop/Console Storage Drive

Pros: - 2TB Drive
- 9.5mm
- Fast access speeds (for a 2.5 laptop drive at 5400rpm)
-128MB Buffer

Cons: -None.

Other Thoughts: This is about as good as Laptop drives get. The thin size allows for near maximum compatibility even on the thinnest laptop, there are multiple technologies designed to allow for bumps without causing issue, and the large buffer and platter size allow for some of the best speeds you'll get out of this type of drive in this particular size, making it a bit more power efficient as well. If you're not going for an ssd, this is the one to go for.

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5/ 5
All you need

Pros: Exactly what I needed! I have an Acer Apire 17 laptop with a hex core i7, GTX 1060, 256 gig SSD and 16 gigs of RAM...but it was lacking a mechanical drive for more storage.

Enter the L200. 2 TB of storage in a 2.5" form factor. 5400 RPM with 128MB of cache makes for surprisingly good performance. Obviously numbers will vary depending on the system but 150MB/s while transferring a couple games from the SSD were easily reached. Load time was obviously lower but more than bearable. I have desktops with WD blue drives that feel about the same.

Cons: Absolutely none!

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this drive especially for systems with an SSD but no mechanical needing the extra storage.

I've had other Toshiba drives and haven't had a failure. Obviously I've not run it for a long time yet but I've pushed it hard for almost a month now and have taken it up to 1.7 TB of storage for some video editing projects and emptied again. Zero issues!

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