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Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

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excellent deal on the 3TB. I pick up one or two everytime it gets around $80. Haven't had an issue with them yet.
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with so many bad reviews for the 3tb, I'd pass.....
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with so many bad reviews for the 3tb, I'd pass.....
Holy crap you're right.

This used to be a decently rated drive a year or two ago. It was based on the Hitachi drives which were also known to be reliable. Did they change providers to Seagate or something?
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I got toshiba p300 1tb for $35.... is this 3tb a better deal? should I return 1tb and got 3tb instead?
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excellent deal on the 3TB. I pick up one or two everytime it gets around $80. Haven't had an issue with them yet.
Likewise. I have not had any issues with these over the years.

This is be the 5th 3TB Toshiba HDD that I will add to my RAID-5 setup that runs 24/7. The oldest one is about three years old and I purchase another about every six or so months when the price is right.

I have them all crammed in a Fractal Node 304 with a mini-ITX board that has six SATA ports. No heat issues yet Seehearspeak
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Holy crap you're right.

This used to be a decently rated drive a year or two ago. It was based on the Hitachi drives which were also known to be reliable. Did they change providers to Seagate or something?
From my understanding, they just took over some Hitachi production facilities after the WD/HGST thing. They also acquired some of the Hitachi HDD designs.

I always look at HDD reviews with skeptical spectacles... While there are no-doubt many people who know what they are doing with PC components and such, there are even more of them that have no idea, but they try...

The most concerning are the DOA drives, right? The problem is that there are too many variables that I suspect might be a culprit.

Were they static discharged when they opened the HDD static-protective packaging? Did they then run to their PC with socks on across their cheap carpet holding a bare unprotected drive in their hands? Did they try jamming the cables on the wrong way at first? ... Are their cables any good? are the SATA headers any good? do they have the cables pushed on to the drive completely? Did they even remember to plug everything in? Is their Power cable any good? Did they initialize the disk? Did they format the disk? Do they have it partitioned correctly? Did they format it correctly? Is there something in their BIOS that might not be allowing that person to see the drive (like shared SATA paths between eSATA and internal SATA ports... Or they have some sort of RAID enabled... etc) ... I could seriously go on for a half an hour or more on all of the things that a person could screw up or have go wrong when installing a HDD...

Considering some of the apparent stupidity in many of the reviews, I have to assume there is quite a bit of stupidity that also isn't as apparent. For instance, I don't trust any review that just says "Drive came DOA, I am never buying anything from this company ever again" and then they don't give any of the examples of trouble-shooting ... and I ESPECIALLY don't trust a review that says "Ordered 4 drives, all were DOA..." ... Seriously, what are the chances of that? Even if there's a bad batch of drives, getting 4 DOA drives at once would be like winning the lottery while getting struck by lightning...

I'm not telling you to ignore negative reviews, I'm just saying that, in my 10 years or so of experience on Newegg, people posting reviews are often not as smart as they claim.
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Hey guys,

I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

Internal 3.5" Desktop Hard Drives:
Anyone confirm warranty on the 3TB? NewEgg shows 1 year, but found this on Toshiba's site [toshiba.com] that says 2 years, and this warranty link on Amazon's site [images-amazon.com] from the product page says 3 years.
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Can't say for others, but I have two of these for over a year and both are working perfectly fine. Better experience than I have had with WD or Seagate
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Can someone confirm if this is working?

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ERROR Sorry, the promo code ESCETGN23 you've entered is invalid.
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Anyone confirm warranty on the 3TB? NewEgg shows 1 year, but found this on Toshiba's site [toshiba.com] that says 2 years, and this warranty link on Amazon's site [images-amazon.com] from the product page says 3 years.
two yrs on the bare drive (this drive), 3yr ion the boxed version PHxxxx
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WD6001FZWX gives this: ERROR Sorry, the promo code ESCETGN32 you've entered is invalid.

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