Toshiba X300 6TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive £142.79 @ CCL
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Toshiba X300 6TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive £142.79 @ CCL

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Found 27th May 2016
Toshiba X300 Series
HIGH PERFORMANCE, PREMIUM STORAGE
Toshiba’s X300 3.5” internal hard drive is designed for your professional or gaming PC – delivering reliable, large capacity, incredibly high performance storage that's ideal for PC gamers, graphic designers, and other users with demanding HDD requirements.

Disk Size 3.5 Inches
Disk Capacity 6000 GB
Disk Speed 7200 RPM
Drive Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Data Buffer/RAM 128 MB

- Designed for professional or gaming PC's
- Capacities up to 6TB
- High performance storage
- Features support easy reading and writing
- Shock Resistance that will cut the power

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21 Comments

Supposed to be noisey according to some buyers.

Price you pay for fast drives!

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encaser

Supposed to be noisey according to some buyers.



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xela333




It will be at that rpm. If you just want something for storage, go for a slower but quieter drive.

The warranty period listed on CCLonline is given as 1 year, does this mean that it is likely to be an OEM (brown box) drive?
The 'picture' on Amazon's website shows a retail boxed drive, which should have a 2 year warranty, difficult to discern from the comments what drive will be dispatched as all sorts of drive capacities seem to be reveiwed. Anybody ordered one from Amazon recently?

if you want decent enough performance for a desktop pc or file server/nas I can recommend the WD Red drives. variable rpm, damn quiet, decent enough performance.

if you want decent enough performance for a desktop pc or file server/nas … if you want decent enough performance for a desktop pc or file server/nas I can recommend the WD Red drives. variable rpm, damn quiet, decent enough performance.



And more expensive though

'Fast' HDD is an oxymoron these days, any SSD will obliterate 7200rpm drive in speed.
So not sure who goes for loud and more power hungry drives like that.
6TB it's still a bit unproven, I'd much rather get two 4TB hdds in raid-1 or equivalent

Presumably Windows sees the full 6TB nowadays?

Designed for gaming???? Ermmm no slow as **** for gaming...

Wish this was a laptop drive. I don't have desktop anymore

F4STFORW4RD

Presumably Windows sees the full 6TB nowadays?



​You've been away I take it?

Got the 5TB from Amazon for 114.00 in March.

They are quiet and Toshiba are the most reliable.

'Fast' HDD is an oxymoron these days, any SSD will obliterate 7200rpm … 'Fast' HDD is an oxymoron these days, any SSD will obliterate 7200rpm drive in speed. So not sure who goes for loud and more power hungry drives like that. 6TB it's still a bit unproven, I'd much rather get two 4TB hdds in raid-1 or equivalent


Yes, but how much is a 5TB SSD drive?
It is not loud.
unproven? Doesn't make any sense.

Yes, but how much is a 5TB SSD drive?It is not loud.unproven? Doesn't … Yes, but how much is a 5TB SSD drive?It is not loud.unproven? Doesn't make any sense.



They're not magic, you know.

Read this for a brief overview on how HDDs work, how advances are made, and how we're approaching the limit of storage density for our current HDD technology: theregister.co.uk/201…ry/

They are quiet and Toshiba are the most reliable.



So reliable they have only 1 year's warranty? WD Blacks come with a 5 year warranty.

The reviews on Amazon are split 50:50 on whether you get a quiet drive or a noisy one. Also the noisy drives tend to fail just after a year.

Great price for a 6TB drive, but Toshiba's quality control these days is not the best - and they've only been making 3.5in HDD's for a little over 3 years - so this is a bit too much of a gamble.

They've just released an 8TB version.

My mistake, it was Hitachi that are reliable.
It's big data centers that report reliability.

You are still looking at around 1000.00 for an ssd this size. I know ssd is faster, I have a Samsung drive.

Still 10x the price for ssd.

The F3's were good drives and I still have some in use, had 'em for years.

By accident I just got a WD MyBook 8TB for £152 delivered ... ordered a £54 3TB recertified drive from their store, tried to cancel but they sent it out anyway(yes, despite UPS being asked twice to return to sender during transit they insisted on me telling the driver on the doorstep). Told the driver to "return to sender".

Then got a 20% off e-mail from WD(single use code) which I applied against an 8TB MyBook - discount price £190, less 20% voucher = £152.

Edited by: "hukdplan" 28th May 2016

Gort1951

They've just released an 8TB version.My mistake, it was Hitachi that are … They've just released an 8TB version.My mistake, it was Hitachi that are reliable.It's big data centers that report reliability.You are still looking at around 1000.00 for an ssd this size. I know ssd is faster, I have a Samsung drive.Still 10x the price for ssd.The F3's were good drives and I still have some in use, had 'em for years.



​Big data centres don't report reliability because the hardware vendor usually deals with swapping drives, so the data centres never know what brands the drives are unless the are in certain brands of kit, e.g. HP use HP drives. Also data centre enterprise class drives are usually 10k or 15 drives, and for storage arrays they often have FC (Fiber Channel) interfaces, so the drives are nothing like normal consumer/PC retail drives and its hard to translate reliability in a datacentre where drives are powered on and being hammered 24x7 to retail consumer drives - it's like comparing apples to oranges.

Give it time, it will come down in price

Just to report, I ordered this from Amazon for the same price and it arrived in retail packaging as pictured on Amazon.

Compared to 3 and 6TB WD Red's it is just as quiet, no clicking, and the vast magority of most recent reviews on Amazon also mention this. I've been writing to it tonight and speeds are pretty much always above 100MB/s (114 at this moment) which I haven't seen on WD Reds (typically 60MB/S). I appreciate this is influenced by various factors, spin speed, empty unit, types of files, but its a significant and sustained improvement over compared to writing to new WD Reds.

They do run hot. After a few hours a WD would be very warm, but not too warm. I felt the need to use a pair of pants to pick up this Toshiba because I felt sure I would drop the thing. Based on being to tolerate it for about 10 seconds, I estimate it to be 60 degrees Celsius. I usually have fans blowing over drives, but have taken shortcuts with the WD Red's and have never witnessed such temperatures - Even when stacking them 3 or 4 high! With ventilation this Toshiba are no warmer than WD Reds.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 17th Jun 2016
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