Pros: Fast, silent, runs cool and has a huge storage capacity and high performance for a low price
This is my first Toshiba hard drive. I've been into computers since the early 90s, and I have always thought highly of Western Digital and Seagate. I always believed it wouldn't be wise to buy a hard drive from any other brand, but that's probably because I bought a Maxtor once and it didn't last long at all.
Well, after looking at this hard drive and holding it in my hands and working with it during the physical installation, I would say it's very high in quality. After installation, I found it to be very fast, very quiet (I can't hear it at all from where I'm sitting), it runs very cool and it's even packaged very well.
I copied 382 GB of files to it (from a Samsung 840 EVO solid state drive) shortly after installing the drive, and all 382 GB of files copied over in less than 40 minutes (I would say it took 35 minutes, but I'm not completely sure). If it had been exactly 40 minutes, then that would be an average speed of 163 MB/sec. If it were exactly 35 minutes, then that would be an average speed of 186 MB/sec. I am even using my SATA 3.0 Gb/s connection on the Intel P67 SATA controller (I have Intel Rapid Storage Technology installed too). Don't get me wrong, I want to use my SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports, but I don't have a choice right now. I have to wait until I finish setting up this new hard drive to replace my current storage drives.
So yeah, this hard drive is quite nice, and I got mine for only $69.99 shipped. The normal price seems to be about $79.99. This isn't bad at all for a good high-performance 3 TB hard drive! I'm extremely happy with my purchase.