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I have a 6 year old toshiba laptop, a one year old Toshiba sattelite, and 2 toshiba external HDD's and only one has started giving problems now , and it's an almost 8 year old external 120GB HD that has been thrown around since it was bought, still works, just has some errors from time to time, but no data lost ever.
Toshiba makes quality stuff wink.gif
post #12 of 27
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I can't speak from Toshiba manufactured drives. I can say that I own 10 Toshiba drives that are actually Hitachi drives they just stuck their name on and they all work beautifully (which I expected because Hitachi's are great).

As part of the WD acquisition of Hitachi, they were required to sell the desktop line of Hitachi to Toshiba to ensure competition.

Virtually all the existing 3.5" HDD of Toshiba is Hitachi since they were not in this space before.


I have a few Toshiba 3.5" HDDs running 24/7 in my home server... no issues yet. Besides, HDDs fail so a 1-2% rate over another brand is nothing to worry about when you are only managing a few HDDs.
Edited by DuckieHo - 10/29/13 at 11:35am
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post #13 of 27
I have had almost every brand of drive fail on me before. Never once have I had a WD fail on me. I will just leave you with that.
post #14 of 27
They do make a 2tb black and red drive.

Honestly even the green drives are fast as hell. I have a 1tb blue and green, and both are the same speed.
post #15 of 27
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I have had almost every brand of drive fail on me before. Never once have I had a WD fail on me. I will just leave you with that.

How large of a sample population are you talking about? A 1-2 dozen drives over ten years or 1000s over ten years?

A few dozen drives is not statically meaningful.
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How large of a sample population are you talking about? A 1-2 dozen drives over ten years or 1000s over ten years?

A few dozen drives is not statically meaningful.

I have probably had 15 to 20 drives over the course of the last 10 years. So nothing of any major significance. However It is noteworthy that none of my WD drives have ever failed on me.
post #17 of 27
Also if you plan to access your drives over a gigabit network keep in mind that a gigabit connection is only capable of roughly 120MB/s anyway so a faster drive would make no difference in those situations.
post #18 of 27
good info,navigating it properly he was able turn 1 dead drive into 2 working ones.thanks 14.gif
post #19 of 27
I am reviving this old thread (please dont beat me), hoping that if anyone has these drives still how have they been?

http://www.ncix.com/detail/toshiba-dt01aca200-2tb-sata3-7200rpm-34-77085.htm?promoid=1651

I am building out a new home lab based on a Natex dual E5-2670 kit and need some I/O.

These drives are $89 vs all other 2TB drives here in Canada being $100 except for the WD Blue's but they are only 5400 RPM.

I am planning for 6 drives in a raid 10 so just wanted to see if anyone had up-to-date info.
post #20 of 27
I have two DT01ACA200 drives in RAID0 (yes I have a backup). Been running just over a year with no problems. Performance is on par with benches you would find anywhere else.

If I remember correctly the drive can be purchased OEM or retail box and for some reason one comes with 2yr warranty but the other is 3yr. I don't have any experience with the RMA process though so no feedback there.

Single Drive (better of the two, other one is a hair slower):


2xRAID0:
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