1TB DESK INTERNAL HDD 7200RPM 64MBDT01ACA100 (MARSD7)
- Screen Size: 3.5 inches
- Hard Drive: 1 TB
It can be hard to do hard drive reviews because a lot of what makes a drive good or bad is the longevity of the drives. I purchased 4 of these drives to upgrade an older NAS that had 4 2TB drives, I have been running these for a few weeks now and am happy with the performance. The last time I built a NAS one of the hard drives was bad right off the bat so I'm happy these are all up and running. Speed is what I expected from my NAS.If I have any premature failures on the drives I will update this review. Otherwise, it's a pretty nice drive for the price and it is working in my Synology NAS just fine. Recommended.**==** UPDATE 12-11-2016 **==**Under light use one of the four drives has already failed. I understand that hard drives will fail from time to time so that did not annoy me as much as having to pay to ship the drive back to Toshiba in order to get a refund. Shame on Toshiba for not picking up the shipping on a product that only lasted 4 months.
Purchased this drive for additional storage on our DirecTV DVR HR54 receiver via esata. It was a new install so what happens if you hook up the external drive it disables the internal drive on the receiver. Since the DVR came with only a 1TB drive I wanted to double it before we started recording on the internal hard drive, 2TB doubled our storage capacity and it ended up making the menus and guide load quicker than the internal drive, go figure. I read that people were having a hard time getting hard drives that were compatible with DirecTV DVR receivers. I'm also using a Thermaltake hard drive dock using esata not usb 3.0. I found that this combo to work flawlessly together.Toshiba makes excellent drives, I expect to get many years from it.
Took several hours of trial and error to get my desktop computer to recognize the P300. Do not know which of the fixes suggested by Toshiba and Microsoft websites but it works now and but backed up and imaged a 1.3 TB drive in less than five hours; big improvement over previous 3 TB disk I used.