Toshiba P300 3 TB 3.5-Inch Retail Kit High Performance Hard Drive £66 @ Amazon
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Toshiba P300 3 TB 3.5-Inch Retail Kit High Performance Hard Drive £66 @ Amazon

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Found 21st Jan 2016
Cheapest 3TB 7200rpm deal at the moment and free shipping

£56 at the moment using BIGTHANKS only on the 22nd
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Seems like a good deal. Whoever voted cold should explain why.
Not sure on the reliability of these but £66 for 3tb is decent.
the P300 is really the DT01ACA300 is with a new name, the DT01ACA300 was originally a re-branded Hitachi drive when Toshiba took over the 3.5" Hitachi business from WD when WD bought Hitachi, well HGST
2 year warranty. Not bad.
I bought one a few weeks ago and so far it seems a really good quiet drive
Good find op heat added
lamb85

I bought one a few weeks ago and so far it seems a really good quiet drive



Did you buy the retail kit version? Did it come with a SATA cable? Cheers in advance.
xenononon

Did you buy the retail kit version? Did it come with a SATA cable? Cheers … Did you buy the retail kit version? Did it come with a SATA cable? Cheers in advance.



Does not come with any SATA cables
mikebuzz

the P300 is really the DT01ACA300 is with a new name, the DT01ACA300 was … the P300 is really the DT01ACA300 is with a new name, the DT01ACA300 was originally a re-branded Hitachi drive when Toshiba took over the 3.5" Hitachi business from WD when WD bought Hitachi, well HGST



Well if this is indeed a re-branded Hitachi drive then it's probably the most reliable one available, at the very least it's not a Seagate.
noiren

Well if this is indeed a re-branded Hitachi drive then it's probably the … Well if this is indeed a re-branded Hitachi drive then it's probably the most reliable one available, at the very least it's not a Seagate.



Well i bought 8x 3TB E300, they are labled as DT01ABA300, which when Toshiba originally took over smartctl data showed the drive as HDS5C3030BLE630 with a firmware of MZ6OAAB0, the E300 come with MZ6OACF0, which for the most part just seems like they have updated the firmware to have Toshiba and no longer HGST, of course this could all just be coincidence
xenononon

Did you buy the retail kit version? Did it come with a SATA cable? Cheers … Did you buy the retail kit version? Did it come with a SATA cable? Cheers in advance.



No sata cables
Edited by: "lamb85" 21st Jan 2016
Good price but now out of stock.

Amazon states "Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item".
Edited by: "bearcat" 21st Jan 2016
Toshiba (Hiitachi) are the most reliable manufacturer of mechanical hard disks. They may lag behind WD & Samsung/Seagate in terms of raw speed and platter densities, but for reliability they cannot currently be beaten.
Orville

Toshiba (Hiitachi) are the most reliable manufacturer of mechanical hard … Toshiba (Hiitachi) are the most reliable manufacturer of mechanical hard disks. They may lag behind WD & Samsung/Seagate in terms of raw speed and platter densities, but for reliability they cannot currently be beaten.


Is the warranty for this "reliable" retail item 3 years or 5 years? I can't immediately find any info. Thanks.
AndyRoyd

Is the warranty for this "reliable" retail item 3 years or 5 years? I … Is the warranty for this "reliable" retail item 3 years or 5 years? I can't immediately find any info. Thanks.



2 years on Toshiba
mikebuzz

2 years on Toshiba


Mmm, clearly Tosh has little faith in the extended longevity of its kit.
Beast of a drive for the price, might have to bite - thanks OP.
The price not bad , looking for server / NAS to buy but ....
Change my mind as these will be spin 7200 rpm they ok for desktop PC

But the problem will come when you fit 3 , 4 of them 7200 rpm The vibration + noise increased compare to WD's RED which provides RPMs between 5,400
at the moment I have 1 x WD RED 2 TB + Seagate 1 TB x 4 of them
Seagate 7200 rpm + they different models 2 of them quiet other 2 loud + vibrating lot
Where WD RED no noise at all
Incognitoso

The price not bad , looking for server / NAS to buy but ....Change my … The price not bad , looking for server / NAS to buy but ....Change my mind as these will be spin 7200 rpm they ok for desktop PC But the problem will come when you fit 3 , 4 of them 7200 rpm The vibration + noise increased compare to WD's RED which provides RPMs between 5,400at the moment I have 1 x WD RED 2 TB + Seagate 1 TB x 4 of them Seagate 7200 rpm + they different models 2 of them quiet other 2 loud + vibrating lot Where WD RED no noise at all




you wants these for a NAS

skinflint.co.uk/red…603

The E300 come with an RV sensor so are perfect for NAS use

some info on the right drives for NAS

seagate.com/fil…pdf

ignore what model the recommend as i would not touch seagate its the chart at the bottom thats intresting
Edited by: "mikebuzz" 21st Jan 2016
@Incognitoso tried playing with the accustics settings ? (probably too late if already in a raid config)
Incognitoso

The price not bad , looking for server / NAS to buy but ....Change my … The price not bad , looking for server / NAS to buy but ....Change my mind as these will be spin 7200 rpm they ok for desktop PC But the problem will come when you fit 3 , 4 of them 7200 rpm The vibration + noise increased compare to WD's RED which provides RPMs between 5,400at the moment I have 1 x WD RED 2 TB + Seagate 1 TB x 4 of them Seagate 7200 rpm + they different models 2 of them quiet other 2 loud + vibrating lot Where WD RED no noise at all


Spooky...you just answered a question I was about to ask...thanks oO
Edited by: "Duggzy" 21st Jan 2016
For NAS use this

hotukdeals.com/dea…626

Edited by: "mikebuzz" 21st Jan 2016
WD Red 2TB ebuyer for 69 + 3 Year Warranty This what Im thinking for NAS

So need to take everything in to account before to buy Toshiba P300 :
1 Reability
2 Noise + vibration
3 Warranty
4 Failure rate - as do not want to send HDD with my data for repairs : )
5 NAS or PC

When I need to buy 4 of them the price is very important as:
4 x 66 = 264 3 TB
4 x 69 = 276 but only 2 TB
if WD RED 3 TB 4 x 86 = 344 for 3 TB

344 - 264 = £ 80 just for different make WD vs Toshiba if 3 TB HDD compare
Save yourself £80 and get the Toshiba, before using run a full pass of badblocks then check smart data anything thing out of line then return, I would do that with both Toshiba and WD
Ordered, thanks Op, was gutted I missed the 3TB WD Green for £60 after Xmas, the 7200 RPM makes this a winner for me for my desktop
AndyRoyd

Mmm, clearly Tosh has little faith in the extended longevity of its kit.



longer warranty costs money to cover the liability so the benefit is they can offer a better price
This is a good deal, but I am waiting for some deals on the 5TB Canvio, which is already has a better £/TB price.
Incognitoso

The price not bad , looking for server / NAS to buy but ....Change my … The price not bad , looking for server / NAS to buy but ....Change my mind as these will be spin 7200 rpm they ok for desktop PC But the problem will come when you fit 3 , 4 of them 7200 rpm The vibration + noise increased compare to WD's RED which provides RPMs between 5,400at the moment I have 1 x WD RED 2 TB + Seagate 1 TB x 4 of them Seagate 7200 rpm + they different models 2 of them quiet other 2 loud + vibrating lot Where WD RED no noise at all



Translation please...?
trevcjohnson

longer warranty costs money to cover the liability so the benefit is they … longer warranty costs money to cover the liability so the benefit is they can offer a better price


That statement simply supports the statement that Tosh has little faith in the extended longevity of its kit. If Tosh had faith in its reliability, it wouldn't need to factor the cost of yr3 warranty cos they would simply not fail. Even the marketing guys wil tell you that a longer warranty = more sales = lower unit costs, etc.
Cancelled the order made yesterday then re-ordered using the discount code.
Edited by: "oneladyowner" 22nd Jan 2016
Can anyone tell me the difference between this drive and this one that was posted a couple of months back..

hotukdeals.com/dea…322
DRAMBUI

Can anyone tell me the difference between this drive and this one that … Can anyone tell me the difference between this drive and this one that was posted a couple of months back..http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-3-5-3tb-internal-hdd-listed-59-99-44-91-came-up-tills-39-99-instore-currys-2323322#comments



I believe that this is the same drive, as it would seem the DT range just got rebranded
£56 using the £10 off £50 code 'BIGTHANKS' Today only.
Great price. Thanks OP. Heated and ordered.
We have had several DT01ACA300 for over a year (which these posts suggest are the same, but rebranded).
They're holding up well - no weak/bad blocks appearing in surface tests (HDSentinel).
If you're buying for a NAS, be aware they're 7200rpm drives, so faster, a bit louder and hotter than slower drives.
For longevity, be sure you have at least a tiny fan as most NASes do to keep the temperature down, not just convection cooling.

Lowest price I've seen for these, making a 3TB RAID set tempting, though you'll get a lower price per TB with e.g. a WD 5TB drive.
Voted Hot
Edited by: "Hootwo" 22nd Jan 2016
DT01ACA300 = P300 7200rpm
DT01ABA300 = E300 5940rpm

Both are available for £66 at the moment
mikebuzz

Save yourself £80 and get the Toshiba, before using run a full pass of … Save yourself £80 and get the Toshiba, before using run a full pass of badblocks then check smart data anything thing out of line then return, I would do that with both Toshiba and WD


Yup, spot on ...
Anyone know what size SATA cable I'd need for this drive?
jsty3105

Anyone know what size SATA cable I'd need for this drive?



?? a sata cable is a sata cable, not sure what you mean what size?
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