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These drives are loud. Decent price/size/performance ratio. But you'll know when data is being written to it. I have 3 of them to replace old Seagate 3TB drives, which I never heard spinning up/seeking. I can't find a tool on Toshiba's website to adjust acoustic levels, or they make it incredibly hard to find.
I haven't been a Toshiba drive user before, so I though I'd give them a try after reading an online review. I bought two of the updated Toshiba X300 4TB, the main difference from the previous 2019 version of the drive is that the memory buffer has increase from 128MB to 256MB, if you get the 14TB or over version, the buffer is 512MB. Surprisingly, the drives only have a 2 year warranty, I would have like the drives to have a longer warranty like the WD drives have.
The was no instruction in the box, so for new users, please look up how to install new hard disks in your computer and copy data across if you need to.
I have an Samsung SSD as the boot disk and used the Toshiba drives for games storage, film back up etc. I partitioned both drives, to 2TB each, the reason here was to removed 4 older 2TB drives and just have two drives instead of 4 drives. I smoothly transfered all the data across over the course of two days as I wasn't in a rush to do this.
The drives are quicker and quieter, please make sure to tighted the drive retaing screws, there is nothing more annoying than drive vibration and noise from insecure drives.
After benchmarking (CrystalDiskMark) and running games directly from the drive, as a new user of Toshiba drives I'm impressed. I await to test them long term and see how they do, but at the moment, I'm very happy with the drives.
Hasta ahora sirve bastante bien, rápido y buena capacidad. Lo que si es cierto es que hace mucho ruido y a cada rato se prende (quiza tiene que ver con windows) pero otros discos duros se apagan hasta que los use. Muy raro.
definitivo, este disco duro cumple mis expectativas, 4TB a una velocidad de 7200 RPM ya no veo este tipo de disco duro muy seguido, la mayoría es de 5900RPM o 5400RPM, así que si uno busca algo mas rápido para AUDIO, VIDEO O VIDEO JUEGOS es muy buena opción sin tener que gastar en un disco duro de estado solido con buena capacidad
First one was DOA, this one seems to work, fingers crossed it's for a long time. Spindle is quiet head is audible but not to the point that it is annoying. Not bad for a cheap 7200 RPM drive. Short warranty has me worried a little.