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Toshiba X300 5TB Desktop 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive US $124.32 (~AU $158) Delivered @ Amazon

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    great price but can anyone comment on toshiba's reliability? the WD and Seagate comparative models are getting 4.5 stars with more reviews, whereas this only has 4 stars at <300 reviews..

    • +13 votes

      They are reliable, they are hitachi drives.

      Ive got 60 of them in production currently (24x5tb's and 36x6tb's) no issues so far.

      • +4 votes

        Toshi are the best. I agree with the above. Used in multiple NAS no failure compared to Seagate and WD.

        • -1 vote

          I wouldnt say they are the best, since SAS enterprise drives wipe the board on consumer drives.

          But that being said for consumer drives they rate very highly, i would rate them better then the overpriced WD reds.

          My oldest drives (which are all hitachi 3tb's) at a quick glance via diskmark shows them to be at 41xxx hours each and i have 24 of them that i purchased new.

      • +2 votes

        Nice, Netflix backup?

        • +4 votes

          Porn.

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        good enough for me, thanks! bought.

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        Sorry for hijacking top comment, but can anyone else get this to ship to AUS?

        I keep getting error " Sorry, this item can't be shipped to your selected address. Learn more. You may either change the shipping address or delete the item from your order " no matter what seller I use :\

        • +1 vote

          Need Sold by Amazon stock.
          Currently none though.

    • +1 vote

      These modern Toshiba hard drives are basically rebranded WD drives, made in the WD factory in China.

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      Had a Toshiba 5TB in my machine for the last 3 years. Couldn't recommend higher. Fast. No errors. Bit noisier than Seagate and WD drives but that doesn't matter to me at all.

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      Been running 3 x 3TB DT01ACA300 24/7 for a little over 2 years. So far so good, no re-allocated sectors etc.
      Too bad I missed this one though, could do with a little more space, and only $30 something more each than I paid back then..

  • +3 votes

    I've had tosh ext drives that have outlasted all my seagate and wd drives

  • +1 vote

    Anyone got these running in a HP Microserver?

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      I have two old Hitachi Deskstar 2TB HDDs running in a 24x7 HP N36L acting as a NAS, and they haven't missed a beat for more than 5 years of operations. During the same time, the PSU of the N36L died on me along with HDDs of other makes like Western Digital and Seagate. This sounds like a good deal if they really are as reliable as the old Hitachi Deskstar

    • +2 votes

      7200 rpm drives MAY produce a lot of heat, so just make sure there is good ventilation in your microserver. all my drives in my HPs are 5400 rpm drives. slower, but cooler.

      • +1 vote

        The 2 Hitachi were the very first 2 drives in the Microserver, with the other 4 gradually being connected when required. I have 6x 2TB HDDs in it. Yet one of the WD Green died first! To make things worse, even though it was under warranty, I have to post the damn drive to Malaysia!! And we all know how crazily expensive our international postage costs are!

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      I have four of this exact model running in my N54L. Working perfectly in a ZFS raid setup. As mentioned above, they do get a bit warm during summer. Would definitely buy the same drives again.

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        What are the upper temps you get?

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          Well into the 50s. Wasn't using the aircon much so if you have any form of decent house cooling, it shouldn't be an issue.

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    Bargain price. I think these Toshiba X300 are like the equivalent of a WD Black. If you were going to buy a HDD for gaming or other performance needs this would be it.

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      Are they as good though? If you look at benchmarks they are not as good
      http://hdd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/WD-Black-5TB-2015-vs-To...
      Saying that, they are not 75% better given the price. I will look to buy one to replace my WD Black 620GB.

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        Well they are certainly the best thing from a WD Black 5TB, right and i agree were currently much cheaper. Pity it's sold out now.

  • +1 vote

    My hardrive fleet just added 5tb now I have 29TB

    Thanks!

  • +7 votes

    Me, 3 days ago: This year I will spend my tax return responsibly, maybe new shoes and clothes.

    Me, just now: Yes, $800 on hard drives is good.

    Thanks for the deal!

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    paid 350 for a 6TB WD black which is fairly similar product - you win some you lose some :( great deal

  • -1 vote

    dont forget 6% cashback from CR

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    Did it get sold out?

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      Yeah I think so. Damn! :(

      • -1 vote

        The 4TB version is still available for the same price and still pretty good right?

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    Damn, missed it

  • +3 votes
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      That one has only half the buffer size (64 MB vs 128 MB).

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      That one is the P300 which is a lower model and designed for everyday use such as your average home desktop computer. This which was sold here is the X300 model which is the extreme performance model.

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    Darn, just when one of my 4TB NAS drives failed over the weekend too. Missed this deal by that much!

    $162 for the 4TB but I still have redundancy so I might see if a better deal pops up again.

    • +1 vote

      Deal is back on in case you missed the notification

  • +1 vote

    I own 5TB Toshiba 7200rpms, I'd never buy them again. Noisy, hot.

    Never again.

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      Was that an older model, not the new X300 model?. It would be like comparing a model from a few years ago to a newly released model today.

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      I have two of these drives (6TB versions) in my server right now. Noisy yes, hot… not any hotter than any other drives. But they're both reliable, and have been running flawless for a number of years now.

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        These are meant to be noisy, they are fine turned for extreme performance, like how the WD Black is fine tuned for extreme performance and so they are noisier than a WD Blue hard drive. You could compare the X300 to the WD Black and the P300 to a WD Blue.

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        Obscenely hot, why do peopel even WANT 7200rpm disks? WHY? It's 2017

        You either want lots of space OR lots of speed
        HDD or SSD

        5400rpm is slightly, slightly slower but much cooler.

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          Are you using X300s?

          I'm running older Toshiba 7200rpm drives, wouldn't say they are running particularly hot, though hotter than the old Samsung 640GB 7200 also in there.

          https://i.imgbox.com/ZRnFG1pZ.png

  • +3 votes

    Just checked and it's back in stock!!

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      Thanks, got two for AUD$320 delivered

    • +1 vote

      Cheers mate you just made my day!!

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    Hitachi used to make drives that were nicknamed deathstar drives as the failure rate was quite high

    A bit sad that Samsung don't make drives anymore. I know Seagate bought them out, but not 100% sure they are the same quality as the Samsung drives

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      I owned 2 of the deathstars (formerly IBM drives)

      But Hitachi these days are fantastic quality, I own several Hitachi 4TB Coolspins (imported from USA as they were never sold locally) and they have been hands down the best HDD's I've ever owned. Just wish I could still buy them.

      Actually you can still buy them, a tad over $150 for the Enterprise 4TB Coolspins. Bloody good drives, just a shame 4TB capacity is a little on the small size these days.

  • +2 votes

    Yess back in stock! Picked up 2 drives for US$ 243.64 and used my ANZ travel adventures cc card (no int fee), Great score considering i was almost about to pull the trigger on a single WD black 6TB for 400+ . Cant complain with 10GB for just over $300! :)

    • +1 vote

      Cant complain with 10GB for just over $300!

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    Got one. Thanks OP.

  •  

    Bugger, looks like out of stock again.

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    Damn, missed it again.

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      Yeah me too :(

  • +1 vote

    Now back in stock but at the price of $159.99.

    • +1 vote

      These are 3rd party sellers, despite the price, even if they ship to Australia the shipping costs are usually way too much.

      Hopefully Amazon gets more stock.

    • +1 vote

      No sorry it's not back in stock as seller amazon.com doesn't have it.

      • +1 vote

        You are right. And it doesn't ship to Australia.