Toshiba E300 3TB 5400RPM 3.5" SATA HDD HDWA130UZSVA (Bulk) £50.20 @ Amazon
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Toshiba E300 3TB 5400RPM 3.5" SATA HDD HDWA130UZSVA (Bulk) £50.20 @ Amazon

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THese are very good drives. WOuld recommend them or the N class ones.

Seems better?

seems like a great price considering I paid £54 for 2tb.

Very good drives, great price

seems decent

great drive ordered one at £70 (mine was the 7200rpm one but this is still good as a back up storage drive where speed isn't a big issue). This is definitely a great deal if you need space!! (E.g. a huge backlog of pc games)
Ignore the heat level will rise slowly due to BF
Edited by: "UberPark" 24th Nov

Warranty is 2yrs if anybody is wondering.

Nice deal ty OP

Slow drive you need 7200rpm not 5400rpm which this is i suppose its alright for a backup drive but not for every day use.

Great deal, got mine, thanks for posting....

Seems I might treat myself

sdduk216 m ago

Slow drive you need 7200rpm not 5400rpm which this is i suppose its …Slow drive you need 7200rpm not 5400rpm which this is i suppose its alright for a backup drive but not for every day use.


slow drive is better for me in my NAS - lower heat, less power and more reliable.

Only concern is how Amazon will pack the bare drive for shipping, it will need enough padding considering it's not in retail packaging.

Best deal I've seen today hopefully the new image and very low price isn't indicative of any negative changes to the drive from that of a couple of years ago.

Edit: ignore me...the one I have is probably exactly like that, it's so long since I've seen it... but noticed it's not a new design after all
Edited by: "xmikebx" 24th Nov

sdduk29 h, 9 m ago

Slow drive you need 7200rpm not 5400rpm which this is i suppose its …Slow drive you need 7200rpm not 5400rpm which this is i suppose its alright for a backup drive but not for every day use.

If speed is an issue you'd use an SSD, not a mechanical drive. Also it's 5940rpm, as a result it'll run cooler and generally more quietly as well as a claimed 25% power saving vs. 7.2k spindles - when you're running 24 of them that's more important.

Toshiba's RMA process is a little clunky, other than that, decent drive at a decent price.
Edited by: "Avalon-One" 24th Nov

Excellent price for a 3TB. Yeah 5400RPM isnt the fastest but does the job.

And for those looking for external drives, you can simply turn this into one by buying an enclosure off ebay or amazon. Only costs a few quid.

Brilliant just been looking for a 2tb for my cctv system, 3tb at this price will do nicely, thanks

redflash3 h, 4 m ago

Only concern is how Amazon will pack the bare drive for shipping, it will …Only concern is how Amazon will pack the bare drive for shipping, it will need enough padding considering it's not in retail packaging.



Also concerned at Courier Man handling this...even in Retail Packaging

Now Out of stock! , good job I ordered 3 before they ran out!

redflash3 h, 12 m ago

Only concern is how Amazon will pack the bare drive for shipping, it will …Only concern is how Amazon will pack the bare drive for shipping, it will need enough padding considering it's not in retail packaging.


From my experience it will probably come in a box along with about 5 large trees worth of paper.

is this the ideal drive for a NAS?

Now £77.86

Does anyone know of this would work well in a usb case and plugged into an Xbox one?

redflash24th Nov

Only concern is how Amazon will pack the bare drive for shipping, it will …Only concern is how Amazon will pack the bare drive for shipping, it will need enough padding considering it's not in retail packaging.


Got mine today and it came in two smallish boxes - the only problem is the inner box only had some had compacted paper,which meant it the drive would not move up and down but could move side to side(inner box was the size of two hard drives).

I connected it up - it all seemed OK,but the noise pattern did seem a tad weird,and then CrystalDiskInfo flashed up I had a Current Pending Sector Count of 8 in yellow. I tried a performance test with HD Tune and it would crash. My other hard drives were fine running the test.

So decided to run the official Toshiba Hard drive utility:

aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0…htm

It takes at least six hours to run,but it said it had failed!
Edited by: "KITTYBOTS" 26th Nov

KITTYBOTS26th Nov

Got mine today and it came in two smallish boxes - the only problem is the …Got mine today and it came in two smallish boxes - the only problem is the inner box only had some had compacted paper,which meant it the drive would not move up and down but could move side to side(inner box was the size of two hard drives).I connected it up - it all seemed OK,but the noise pattern did seem a tad weird,and then CrystalDiskInfo flashed up I had a Current Pending Sector Count of 8 in yellow. I tried a performance test with HD Tune and it would crash. My other hard drives were fine running the test.So decided to run the official Toshiba Hard drive utility:http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/SPD7303VE0000R01.htmIt takes at least six hours to run,but it said it had failed!


Just return it and get a new replacement?

KITTYBOTS26th Nov

Got mine today and it came in two smallish boxes - the only problem is the …Got mine today and it came in two smallish boxes - the only problem is the inner box only had some had compacted paper,which meant it the drive would not move up and down but could move side to side(inner box was the size of two hard drives).I connected it up - it all seemed OK,but the noise pattern did seem a tad weird,and then CrystalDiskInfo flashed up I had a Current Pending Sector Count of 8 in yellow. I tried a performance test with HD Tune and it would crash. My other hard drives were fine running the test.So decided to run the official Toshiba Hard drive utility:http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/SPD7303VE0000R01.htmIt takes at least six hours to run,but it said it had failed!


Thanks , didn't know there was a toshiba hard drive utility. Tested mine and got a pass.
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