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Toshiba L200 Mobile 2.5" 2TB SATA HDD (HDWL120UZSVA) £57.53 @ Amazon UK
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Toshiba L200 Mobile 2.5" 2TB SATA HDD (HDWL120UZSVA) £57.53 @ Amazon UK

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Posted 9th Jan

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Toshiba L200 Mobile 2.5" 2TB SATA HDD (HDWL120UZSVA)

Bulk mean these are OEM drives and comes without any fancy box . Warranty 2 Years. I have 4 of these in RAID 1 array and these are very quiet during operation. Write speed around 110MB/s - 120MB/s (depends on file size). Ideal for PS4.

Features & details:

2.5" SATA Hard Drive
5400 rpm
128 MB buffer
Toshiba Dynamic Cache Technology
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Depth: 9.5mm
Toshiba L200 use PMR superior Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (better/faster write speeds) rather than slower SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording), used by the thinner (but much slower in terms of writing) Seagate 2.5'' 7mm 2TB drives

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Why do you use laptop drives in a raid array?
Edited by: "OB1" 9th Jan
OB109/01/2020 11:34

Why do you use laptop drives in a raid array?


Quiet..
These are pretty good, (though bear in mind you can now get a Samsung QLC 2TB SSD for about 3x this price).

The L200 is the highest density drive you can get in this form factor 2.5'' x 9.5mm (i.e. a standard laptop drive depth of 9.5mm), that uses PMR. Higher capacity drives in 2.5'' form factor using PMR are thicker 12mm-15mm and won't fit in a standard laptop, the thicker ones are mainly made for external usb enclosures.

Thinner 7mm Seagate drives use SMR (Shingled magnetic recording), as stated above.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 9th Jan
Chuggee10/01/2020 18:31

These are …These are SMR.http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php?/topic/40729-toshiba-l200/&page=2


is that a good thing ?
Anatolijs17/01/2020 21:03

is that a good thing ?


No, they are bad for normal usage, SMR is fine for archival purposes or writing to once and reading files from many times (WORM).
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