TOSHIBA MQ Series PX3006E-1HL0 2.5" Internal Hard Drive - 2 TB £52.97 @ PC World
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TOSHIBA MQ Series PX3006E-1HL0 2.5" Internal Hard Drive - 2 TB £52.97 @ PC World

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Found 18th Sep 2015
Optimised to offer superb storage that delivers right when you need it, the 2 TB Toshiba MQ Series PX3006E-1HL0 2.5" Internal Hard Drive is the perfect upgrade for any PC.

Slim design

The slim design of the MQ Series PX3006E-1HL0 makes it the perfect choice for devices with a slim form factor, whilst providing a large 2 TB capacity. It includes Silent-Seek technology which allows your drive to perform quietly, so you can keep your PC performing almost silently.

Efficient storage

You'll be able to use your hard drive whilst keeping power use low. The MQ Series PX3006E1HL0 is halogen-free and RoHS compatible, which helps to keep your drive environmentally friendly.

With the 2 TB Toshiba MQ Series PX3006E-1HL0 2.5" Internal Hard Drive at the heart of your PC, you can enjoy high capacity storage that's ideal for work or play.

Includes a 2 year warranty.
- jdbigguy

Will not fit PS4 or most laptops as they need to be 9.5mm height and this drive is 15mm height so too big
- montana78

5400rpm
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Just a side note, this is a 15 mm drive. Too big for most of laptops and PS4.
Nice find. Added warranty info to post.
pingxi

Just a side note, this is a 15 mm drive. Too big for most of laptops and … Just a side note, this is a 15 mm drive. Too big for most of laptops and PS4.


I expect that's why it's described as an upgrade for a pc rather than a laptop.
Hot! I have 2 3.5" toshiba drives already running for 2 years almost non-stop and they work like a charm.
pingxi

Just a side note, this is a 15 mm drive. Too big for most of laptops and … Just a side note, this is a 15 mm drive. Too big for most of laptops and PS4.



haha yes. i ordered a 2.5" data 2tb from web.com today hoping for a 9.5mm height drive but I received on of these instead. Title definitely needs to state not PS4 or laptop compatible.
I'm gonna have to send mine back now
deleted57959

Just shave it down with an electric planer, thats what did, you only … Just shave it down with an electric planer, thats what did, you only lose about 15gB



​ Take the shavings and all it on eBay.
You can always superglue the extra bits in a spare USB or ESata port.
Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the WORST Hard Drives.
I know it have 1 year or 2 warranty, but does your pictures and documents have?
dont buy it
support11

Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the … Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the WORST Hard Drives.I know it have 1 year or 2 warranty, but does your pictures and documents have?dont buy it



Take it you don't know what you're talking about. Western Digital drives are the best out there.
alittlebitof

Take it you don't know what you're talking about. Western Digital drives … Take it you don't know what you're talking about. Western Digital drives are the best out there.



I use mostly Samsung (also IT guy)
eldaras

Hot! I have 2 3.5" toshiba drives already running for 2 years almost … Hot! I have 2 3.5" toshiba drives already running for 2 years almost non-stop and they work like a charm.



That is almost literally a miracle.
Would have to agree with support11 here - toshiba make the worst hard drives period. It will fail one day with no warning and little chance of data retrieval.
Wait... what? WD drives are pretty widely considered to be some of, if not the most reliable drives on the market. Their Caviar Black drives are absolute tanks for a consumer grade product.
5400 rpm, might wanna add that in the title
support11

Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the … Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the WORST Hard Drives.I know it have 1 year or 2 warranty, but does your pictures and documents have?dont buy it



I had a cat once but it died. I can say with certainty as a pet owner these tabbies never last...
pingxi

Just a side note, this is a 15 mm drive. Too big for most of laptops and … Just a side note, this is a 15 mm drive. Too big for most of laptops and PS4.


thank you - was about to buy for my laptop and your post saved me the hassle :-)
Thats a pic of a 500gb Toshiba hard drive thats y it looks slim

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support11

Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the … Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the WORST Hard Drives.I know it have 1 year or 2 warranty, but does your pictures and documents have?dont buy it



Erm what? Western Digital are regarded as one of the best, if not the best hard drive manufacturers.
reubenno

CommentErm what? Western Digital are regarded as one of the best, if not … CommentErm what? Western Digital are regarded as one of the best, if not the best hard drive manufacturers.



backblaze.com/blo…ve/
So in this thread we have
Don't buy WD
Don't buy Toshiba
If you combine that with the Seagate threads, there are no more hard drives left to buy
drasim

So in this thread we have Don't buy WDDon't buy ToshibaIf you combine … So in this thread we have Don't buy WDDon't buy ToshibaIf you combine that with the Seagate threads, there are no more hard drives left to buy



So many opinions and no real argument..
Hard drive purchase is like lottery in some respect... Hard drive lifetime is always related to how/where it will be used.
Plus the fact that you don't know whether delivery guy did not throw it against van wall or drop it etc...
Always buy hard drive designed for application you want to use it in. I mean don't buy cheapo laptop hdd and expect miracles from it running it 24/7 all year long. MAKE SURE your PSU will give enough power with not interruptions to it (this is something that most people don't even consider). Make sure your mobo has right drivers and bios up to date. Make sure that hdd will have sufficient cooling... etc....
Nice find, here's some heat.
Anthonis

So many opinions and no real argument..Hard drive purchase is like … So many opinions and no real argument..Hard drive purchase is like lottery in some respect... Hard drive lifetime is always related to how/where it will be used.Plus the fact that you don't know whether delivery guy did not throw it against van wall or drop it etc...Always buy hard drive designed for application you want to use it in. I mean don't buy cheapo laptop hdd and expect miracles from it running it 24/7 all year long. MAKE SURE your PSU will give enough power with not interruptions to it (this is something that most people don't even consider). Make sure your mobo has right drivers and bios up to date. Make sure that hdd will have sufficient cooling... etc....



From what I've seen stick to Western Digital or HGST (they're owned by WD). Seagate/Toshiba are usually less reliable. To be fair though if the price is right and it's for cheap things go for it.

Just some anecdotal stuff but I've got a Toshiba external HDD for my Xbox 360 and Xbox One. I'm backing up my SSD on my old laptops HDD (also toshiba). None have failed. including the laptop HDD which is at least 4 years old. However the only Seagate HDD I've used was DOA.

More important than anything is having a backup. If there's a 10% failure rate on your HDD backing it up with another 10% results in a 1% chance of data loss. This is better than the reliability of most single HDD's.

Edited by: "Agaeti" 19th Sep 2015
support11

Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the … Just a bit of advice form an it guy, Toshiba and Western Digital are the WORST Hard Drives.I know it have 1 year or 2 warranty, but does your pictures and documents have?dont buy it



Western Digital are widely known for being one of the best. But you are always going to find someone who had a bad experience.
drasim

So in this thread we have Don't buy WDDon't buy ToshibaIf you combine … So in this thread we have Don't buy WDDon't buy ToshibaIf you combine that with the Seagate threads, there are no more hard drives left to buy



Fully agree. The bottom line is: if you value your data, get 2 and put them in raid 1... and get a cloud backup service that does store the history of the files, rather than the last copy of it.
Edited by: "eldaras" 19th Sep 2015
Just thought i'd chime in here... I run lots of servers and blades and use a mixture of enterprise/non-enterprise drives. Failure rate among the makes is negligable (in my experience) - I've used a lot of Toshiba 500gb 2.5" drives with no failures in 2 years, also Samsungs, WD. Just bear in mind that all drives can and will fail at any time so keep backups! RAID is NOT a backup - Raid 1 is mirrored drives but you can be unlucky to have currupt data mirrored to the 2nd drive.

I've bought 4 of these 2tb drives to see how they go - 2 year warranty on them is fine for me, if I get 12 months out of them I am happy. They will be on 2 servers with HW RAID (1) (HP BL465 G6). In my position, hard drives are just a 'consumable' like paper or DVDR's ;-)

Good find, thanks OP
drasim

So in this thread we have Don't buy WDDon't buy ToshibaIf you combine … So in this thread we have Don't buy WDDon't buy ToshibaIf you combine that with the Seagate threads, there are no more hard drives left to buy



Hitachi/HGST remains
K1LLER HORNET

Hitachi/HGST remains



They went to both WD and Toshiba:
en.wikipedia.org/wik…ers
they're selling the 1tb version for the same price, PCworld!
In regards to these 2.5" 5400rpm drives, do they perform similar to the larger but slightly faster 3.5" 7200rpm drives?

I was looking for a cheapo external for my xbox 360 as I'm fed up of not having space on it, but if I could chuck this into my main rig, clone my 1tb onto this, and then shove the drive into an external enclosure (I know you can get 3.5" ones on Amazon for around £15) that might be the better choice
Ty Op bought one warrington today seems sometimes ppl dont show up to collect thier reservation so is placed in sale again http://i58.tinypic.com/x5cyea.jpg
Managed to beatmyprice offered 39.98 with QC -6.00 (18% ex VAT) and -0.40 (getting a quote), total 33.58.
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