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Toshiba 3TB Desktop 3.5'' Internal Hard Drive

B&H # TOHDIB3 Mfr # PH3300U-1I72
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You Pay: $109.00
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 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (11)
    • Fast (10)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Easy to install (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 (5)

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      5.0

      Pretty Reliable

      By R. ChilD

      from NY

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional

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

        I use it as backup for my video files. I heard Toshiba drives are pretty reliable and so far, liking it

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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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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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          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 (Black)
                                                • 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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