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Toshiba 5TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm, 128MB Cache, 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (PH3500U-1I72)

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Rated #11 in Hard Drives

Posted

Pros: Lots of space, fast for a mech drive, 3 Yr Warranty

Cons: None

I was recently in the need of a HD and happened to be in Best Buy. While I was checking out the hard drive section I seen a 5TB Internal on sale for $140. I quickly pulled out my phone and researched this drive and couldn't really find any bad or good info on. For 140, I said what the hell I will give it a try. WOW!!!! This drive has been amazing. First off the packaging is second to none. I feel I could actually throw this drive about 20 feet in the box and it would still work without issue. One of the best packaged drives I have seen. On to the performance. I have been getting 130MB/s+ Reads and 100MB/s+ Writes. Its doesn't seem to run too hot either. Overall lots of storage at a decent price. What more could you ask for?

Pointed out by Darkhaze my read / write speeds where a lot lower that what the drive should be capable of. Only thing I can think of is when I installed the drive I may have been only using IDE mode over SATA. I did have issues but I thought I had resolved them before this review. Anyways I ran my benches and both read and write are now in the 200+MB/s. This drive is blazing for a mech drive.

Thanks Darkhaze.






Toshiba 5TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm, 128MB Cache, 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (PH3500U-1I72)
Description:

Intelligent Serial ATA Interface

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandToshiba
EAN0022265842928
FeaturePerpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology Tunnel Magneto-Resistive (TMR) Recording Head Technology Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Support Read/Write cache for increased performance 128MB Cache Low power consumption with adaptive power modes and Serial ATA DIPM
LabelToshiba
ManufacturerToshiba
ModelPH3500U-1I72
MPNPH3500U-1I72
PlatformWindows 7 Windows 8 Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
PublisherToshiba
StudioToshiba
TitleToshiba 5TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm, 128MB Cache, 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (PH3500U-1I72)
UPC634565498660
Size5TB
Item Height1.03 inches
Item Length5.79 inches
Item Width4 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height2.8 inches
Package Length7.6 inches
Package Weight1.6 pounds
Package Width5.7 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberPH3500U-1I72
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameCOMPUTER_DRIVE_OR_STORAGE
UPCList - UPCListElement634565498660 022265842928
Item Weight1.56 pounds
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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