Toshiba HDWC250EK3J1 Canvio Desk 5TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive - Black £99.96 @ Amazon
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Toshiba HDWC250EK3J1 Canvio Desk 5TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive - Black £99.96 @ Amazon

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good price

Been this price on Dabs for ages but good for those who prefer Amazon
Good drives for the money - I've taken 2 apart for my friend's media server and they work well as internal SATA drives.
FYI - I've heard about sleep timeout issues for people using them as external XBOne drives.

Easy to take apart?

Jamie200

Easy to take apart?

Yeah - just seperate the casing all around with a slim screwdriver and unscrew the 4 side dampeners and 2 underside screws holding the SATA interface on.
The clips weren't designed to be undone so you'll probably end up breaking a couple of them.
Edited by: "BubaMan" 24th Aug 2015

BubaMan

Yeah - just seperate the casing all around with a slim screwdriver and … Yeah - just seperate the casing all around with a slim screwdriver and unscrew the 4 side dampeners and 2 underside screws holding the SATA interface on.The clips weren't designed to be undone so you'll probably end up breaking a couple of them.


Please can you post the make and model of the drives used inside?

anyone know if this works on windows 10? my 3tb one doesnt .... works fine on win 7/8 though ....

zoopakev

anyone know if this works on windows 10? my 3tb one doesnt .... works … anyone know if this works on windows 10? my 3tb one doesnt .... works fine on win 7/8 though ....



My guess is you're missing some updated drivers. Have a look in device manager (or the Windows 10 equivalent if it's gone)

It's been this price for a bit on amazon too. For what it's worth, i took mine out of the caddy and put in my pc as internal sata drive, but it keeps disappearing - that's after a full format too (but it could just be my motherboard so ymmv)

Good price for a huge capacity drive. Heat added.

Bought one of these the other day. Works fine, transferring a movie from my lappy before at around 150mbps, and you get about 4.54gb in actual for bucks.

Peeweejd

Please can you post the make and model of the drives used inside?



It is not a re-badged drive from WD.
The drive is a 7200 rpm drive made by Toshiba.

For Information: (From Wikipedia)
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On March 8, 2012, Western Digital (WD) acquired Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST).
In May 2012 WD divested to Toshiba assets that enabled Toshiba to manufacture and sell 3.5-inch hard drives for the desktop and consumer electronics markets.
It is reasonable to assume that the assets were from the HGST purchase.
Toshiba have developed/sold their own disks after this time.

Technical Specs as follows: (Mostly Via 'Speccy' from Piriform.com)
Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Model No. MD04ACA500
Heads 16
Cylinders 608,001
Tracks 155,040,255
Sectors 9,767,536,065
SATA type SATA-III 6.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
LBA Size 48-bit LBA
Speed 7200 RPM
Features S.M.A.R.T., APM, NCQ
Max. Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Used Transfer Mode SATA III 6.0Gb/s
Interface SATA
Capacity 4657 GB
Real size 5,000,981,078,016 bytes


Shard

My guess is you're missing some updated drivers. Have a look in device … My guess is you're missing some updated drivers. Have a look in device manager (or the Windows 10 equivalent if it's gone)



I think it more that no actual driver currently exists .. I've tried 3 different windows 10 machines so far and got the same result. Theres no actual driver or information on the toshiba site to be found. I think i'm gonna take a chance and send the drive back to the place I bought it. Ive had 3 toshiba drives so far ... the 1st died after 6 months, toshiba replaced it with the terrible canvio 'black' 3tb drive which took ages to spin up then closed down within seconds making it unusable to some extent. That drive then died just recently and toshiba actually refunded me rather than the reseller which was good ... but then the problem with my black n white canvio drive has shown up after the windows 10 update. Ive a friend who works in the gfx card industry and he said tosh have a fairly bad rep whn it comes to updating drivers etc ...

All 3 of my 3Tb ones work just fine on my Windows 10 machines? Might be a USB 3 driver issue rather than a Drive Driver issue.

Banned

why not just to stick it in your faces and LOL at those that cry about it

kinda like your spelling morons have be doing for years at me, with both the sticking it in my face, than the crying about it them selfs

http://i61.tinypic.com/2yl5opv.png

or maybe this is to say dont give up putting those offers in cos sometimes you win, will be £13.80 / GB after cashback, and yes yes i know bespoke can cancel and refund the price if they want to

Returned, louder than the 6 fans in my gaming desktop. Absurdly noisy, my 3x WD drives are virtually silent, this also runs really hot.

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