Toshiba E300 3TB 3.5" internal HDD £67.97 Laptops Direct
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Toshiba E300 3TB 3.5" internal HDD £67.97 Laptops Direct

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Found 16th Nov
3TB energy-efficient 5400rpm hard drive. Amazing price (£2 cheaper than my deal at the beginning of the month for the same drive - and that went 414 degrees hot!)

2 year manufacturer warranty.
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I have a couple of WD2EARS drives and although I can do anything streaming wise that I want they feel old and dated in my PC now.. Would these at 5400 RPM cope with 4K streaming..
Especially with a high bitrate audio track..
Good price for 3TB.. Just wonder if I'd be better with something faster..
Edited by: "Dawsy" 16th Nov

Dawsy1 h, 10 m ago

I have a couple of WD2EARS drives and although I can do anything streaming …I have a couple of WD2EARS drives and although I can do anything streaming wise that I want they feel old and dated in my PC now.. Would these at 5400 RPM cope with 4K streaming..Especially with a high bitrate audio track..Good price for 3TB.. Just wonder if I'd be better with something faster..


Yes they would. Let's say they have 100MB/s sequential read rate (assuming your drive isn't fragmented), that's 800mbit/s video where your 4K stuff is likely 100mbit/s at most. Now if your drive is fragmented and you have absolutely no RAM cache to deal with that... yeah okay, then it could fail to pull 4K video fast enough, but you can fix those problems.

Great price OP, very tempting especially with a 2 year warranty. If I had spare drive bays at the moment I'd be all over this.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 16th Nov

How would these fare in a CCTV DVR ? Or just stick with dedicated HD's for this (WD Purple etc.)?

Thanks

51 pence cheaper at Ebuyer ebuyer.com/726…sva £67.46 delivered
Edited by: "faccjd1" 16th Nov

Would this be any good for a Synology NAS?

£2 more on Amazon now which offers imo better support should you have issues within the first 12m

Bristler5 h, 50 m ago

How would these fare in a CCTV DVR ? Or just stick with dedicated HD's for …How would these fare in a CCTV DVR ? Or just stick with dedicated HD's for this (WD Purple etc.)?Thanks


If a standard desktop or NAS-optimised drive encounters a write error it will keep retrying until it's verified that the data has been written correctly, whereas a video-surveillance-optimised WD Purple, Seagate Skyhawk or whatever will simply ignore the error and keep going, on the basis that a minor glitch in the image is preferable to missing a (possibly vital) chunk of footage while the drive sorts itself out.

It's an issue that's unlikely to manifest very often in practice, but sod's law dictates that it will happen just when you least need it.

Better off with the high performance version for the same price, I've got a few of these and the speed is pretty good! You'd think they'd get cheaper though this is the same price as a year ago..

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
Edited by: "boomish" 17th Nov
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