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Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5'' SATA High-Performance Hard Drive from Ebay/Ebuyer - £55.34
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Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5'' SATA High-Performance Hard Drive from Ebay/Ebuyer - £55.34

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Toshiba P300 3TB 3.5'' SATA High-Performance Hard Drive £55.34

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do dont buy this drive

it will die within a year, i barely used mine and it died within two years
dont waste you money
don't but these they're loud as hell, sound like a loud geiger counter everytime you transfer files. avoid fellas
I will join previous comments my one died after 7 month's being used just as pictures storage, gladly I have a Backup. Wouldn't take it for free
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What drive would you recommend? I had a 4TB Western Digital RED drive die after 3 months! It was used in my Synology Surveillance setup so it got reasonably constant use, but 3 months and £120 down the swanneee...! Avoid all hard drives, stick to clay tablets and a stylus - cuneiform rulz 😁
Wouldn't normally go with the 'don't buy this because mine died' comments but the 3 people above have experienced what I have. 2 bought from Amazon in the same year. Both died on me within a year and a half
Edited by: "dahat" 7th Jan
*both 3 TB. Hot price though
Edited by: "dahat" 7th Jan
To each their own I guess. I’ve got 3 of these on my Qnap going strong into year 5 and no issues.
Mine has been fine, but i have seen a lot of failure comments so its not ideal. Use as a secondary, not a primary if you get one.
deleted51581107/01/2020 16:31

What drive would you recommend? I had a 4TB Western Digital RED drive die …What drive would you recommend? I had a 4TB Western Digital RED drive die after 3 months! It was used in my Synology Surveillance setup so it got reasonably constant use, but 3 months and £120 down the swanneee...! Avoid all hard drives, stick to clay tablets and a stylus - cuneiform rulz 😁


Western Digital have a three year warranty on their Red drives, and will even send you an advance replacement so you get a drive before you even return the old one. It needs a small hold against a credit card, but it works very well. I’ve used it recently.

if you don’t want a hold on a credit card then the standard swap out isn’t too bad.
deleted51581107/01/2020 16:31

What drive would you recommend? I had a 4TB Western Digital RED drive die …What drive would you recommend? I had a 4TB Western Digital RED drive die after 3 months! It was used in my Synology Surveillance setup so it got reasonably constant use, but 3 months and £120 down the swanneee...! Avoid all hard drives, stick to clay tablets and a stylus - cuneiform rulz 😁



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I bought a bunch of 4Tb HGST drives second hand, they have been pretty solid, which I think is probably pretty good since they may have been hammered in a NAS for all I know

WD make a RE (raid edition) series of drives, I think the current is RE6, I have a pile of RE3 500Gb, again very solid given their age and run time
deleted51581107/01/2020 16:31

What drive would you recommend? I had a 4TB Western Digital RED drive die …What drive would you recommend? I had a 4TB Western Digital RED drive die after 3 months! It was used in my Synology Surveillance setup so it got reasonably constant use, but 3 months and £120 down the swanneee...! Avoid all hard drives, stick to clay tablets and a stylus - cuneiform rulz 😁


Surveillance? Yeah, that'll give your drive a hard life. I use a WD PURPLE in mine. It's the correct drive for the purpose.
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Jiffy08/01/2020 00:16

Surveillance? Yeah, that'll give your drive a hard life. I use a WD PURPLE …Surveillance? Yeah, that'll give your drive a hard life. I use a WD PURPLE in mine. It's the correct drive for the purpose.


Yeah, WD marketing will tell you that PURPLE is 'correct' for surveillance, but I wasn't thrashing my RED, just sequential writes from 2x cameras - not exactly thrashing it! Anyways whatever the usage it does not excuse WD RED drive failure after such limited use. My advice would be get the cheapest drive possible, have redundancy in your system, so you don't lose data and expect drive failure. I think the drive manufacturers MTBFs are bordering on fantastical, Walt Disnae but WD and Seagate do.
I ordered this before the comments. Should I send it back
raquel201108/01/2020 14:57

I ordered this before the comments. Should I send it back


I've had the 1TB version of this drive for about 3 years and it has been quiet and reliable, so it's not all bad news despite the experience others have had.
Edited by: "Beddie" 9th Jan
not had any issues with this line of product when ive used them, or anyone come back to me with issues, but im a seagate fan!..
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