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Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive

B&H # TOHDIB3 Mfr # PH3300U-1I72
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You Pay: $110.54
Product Highlights
  • Up to 6 Gbps Transfer Rate
  • 7200 rpm Speed
  • 64MB Cache Buffer
  • Ramp Loading Technology
  • Serial ATA Interface
  • Windows, Mac and Linux Compatible

The 3TB Desktop 3.5" Internal Hard Drive from Toshiba provides a convenient and reliable way to upgrade your computer. It combines proven and reliable hard drive technologies with a Serial ATA interface to provide increased performance, capacity and compatibility.

Compatible with every major brand of Serial ATA enabled desktop computer, these hard drives use proven state-of-the-art Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and Tunnel Magneto-Resistive (TMR) Head Recording technology for increased capacity, reliability and performance.

Works with Serial ATA enabled desktop computers
Read/write cache for increased performance
Enables low power consumption with adaptive power modes and Serial ATA DIPM
Internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology help protect your drive
Professional installation recommended
Intelligent Serial ATA Interface
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology
Tunnel Magneto-Resistive (TMR) Recording Head technology
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) Support
Compatible with Windows 7, XP and Vista as well as Mac OS X and Linux
Capacity 3 TB
Interface Serial ATA 3.0
Transfer Rate Up to 6 Gbps
Speed 7200 rpm
Average Seek Time 14 ms
Cache Buffer 64 MB
System Requirements Microsoft Windows 7, XP or Vista
Mac OS X and Linux
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 1.03 x 5.79" (10.16 x 2.61 x 14.70 cm)
Weight 24 oz (680.38 g)
Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Toshiba3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive
     
    5.0

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (15)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (11)
    • Easy to install (9)
    • Fast (9)
    • Reliable (9)
    • Highly compatible (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Heavy duty user (8), Frequent user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (9), Business (4)

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      5.0

      Quiet - Reliable Storage

      By Gerg

      from Texas

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Quiet
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

          Installed this drive into my PC without a hitch. Worked great from the start - seems as fast as the WD Blue it replaced. Drive operation is cool and quiet. Excellent price for a lot of storage!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Excellent

          By (g)nathos

          from ATL, GA

          About Me Heavy Duty User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

              Quite and fast drive at an excellent price and delivered quickly by B&H

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Works great

              By Shutter Hutch

              from Charlotte NC

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fast
              • Highly Compatible
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Multimedia

                Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                Great Hard Drive with a great price, I now have 2 of these in my mac Pro.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Excellent

                By DN

                from San Juan, PR

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                    Very fast delivery.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Excellent value

                    By Fullstereo

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                          Never an issue with these drives. Great value for the money.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Quality Drives

                          By east coast programmer

                          from east coast

                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High-End Multimedia

                            Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                            been about 2 weeks, no premature failures or DOAs. Strong benchmark performance, cost was great, packaging was exceptional. nothign to complain about here

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Lots of space for not too much money

                            By thais grechi

                            from rio de janeiro, brazil

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Fast
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Runs Hot

                            Best Uses

                            • Back up
                            • Editing

                            Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                            I partioned it and everything is working perfectly.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Just works

                            By Chris B.

                            from Herndon Virginia

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                                I have purchased several of these Toshiba units as they keep on working. I've slowly been filling slots in a Drobo for my home TV recording media Mac. This drive was not only a reasonable trade-off in cost-per-GB but also includes a 3 year warranty. That was a year longer than the comparable Seagate and WD units which were $1 less. First one I bought two years ago was almost 2x the price so nice to see the cost keep going down.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Good Value for Price

                                By Bill

                                from Tucson, AZ

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                                    Easy install. Require separate purchase of SATA cable. Tested out fine. So far so good.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Drives work without a hitch

                                    By oldgrey

                                    from Las Vegas NV

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Fast
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                                        Fast and quiet

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Utterly Reliable Drive

                                        By Chris G

                                        from Beverly, MA

                                        Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                                        I have purchased Toshiba/Hitachi Hard drives for more than 5 years for intensive video editing averaging 5 per year and to date, NONE have failed. Not so in previous years with US name drives.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works Great!

                                        By BobbyD38

                                        from Boston

                                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Fast
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Media Storage - Video Pro
                                        • Media - Video Editing

                                        Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                                        Toshiba, formerly Hitachi, Formerly IBM Deskstar Drives are the best, reliable, and long lasting! Add B&H Photo's prompt excellent service, and it's a Win-Win!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Price + Performance + Capacity

                                        By Daniel F.

                                        from Monrovia, CA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • "ncq"
                                        • 3tb Capacity
                                        • 7200 RPM
                                        • Ncq

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                                            I have been using these drives for several months in RAID servers and am very pleased with them. Be sure you are ordering the Mfr # PH3300U-1I72 which is 7200 rpm and has NCQ. Of the 10 drives I have bought so far, 1 needed to be replaced - about par for drives these days. With 3TB size, solid speed and low price its a great drive.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great performance for a great price

                                            By Chris L

                                            from Houston, TX

                                            About Me Frequent User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Fast
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                            • Runs Hot

                                            Best Uses

                                            • High-End Multimedia

                                            Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                                            Chose this drive over another manufacturer's with the same specs due to the large price difference and positive reviews, and I am glad that I did. I use this drive primarily for multimedia storage and streaming to my Xbox360 and PS3, so the space and speed of this drive were a requirement. I did the standard extended testing prior to formatting and found no errors. The only thing I noticed that concerned me at first was the apparently higher temps while transferring large amounts of data, but this was while using my hot-swap bay before permanently installing in my HD cage (which is actively cooled by a 120mm fam). After installation, the temps were actually just as low as my other drives. I didn't do any benchmarking, but I definitely notice a difference in "real-world" use compared to my older SATA2 drives.

                                            Also, cannot hear the drive at all, even under heavy use (granted, I have 7 fans plus a 10000RPM SATA drive that make enough noise on their own).

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            5.0

                                            Super quiet yet screams with speed

                                            By cfcrider

                                            from Los Angeles

                                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Fast
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • High-End Multimedia

                                              Comments about Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive:

                                              Used as USB media server storage. Very impressive speed and almost no sound.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              Cables & Adapters

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                                              Required item: A SATA cable (not included) is required to connect this drive to a computer's motherboard.

                                              Pearstone -  18" 7-pin Internal Serial ATA Cable (Red)
                                              • You Pay: $3.39
                                               

                                              Tools

                                              OWC / Other World Computing -  5 Piece Mini Toolkit
                                              • You Pay: $5.99
                                               

                                              Anti-Static Protection

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                                              Belkin -  Anti-Static Wristband for Maintenance and Repairs
                                              • You Pay: $4.49
                                               

                                              Hard Drive Protector

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                                              Xcellon -  3.5" / 2.5" Hard Drive Case (Gray)
                                              • You Pay: $7.99
                                               

                                              Hard Drive Enclosures

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                                              Xcellon -  SATA 3.5" / 2.5" Hard Drive Dock
                                              • You Pay: $64.99
                                               

                                              Hard Drive Duplicator

                                              Aluratek -  External SATA Hard Drive Duplicator
                                              • You Pay: $51.99
                                               
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