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Toshiba P300 3TB HDD Review

Rating: 8.0.

When thinking about the good fashioned rattly mechanical desktop hard drives, Toshiba isn't usually the first name that springs to mind but they offer three ranges of 3.5in drives from Low Energy models to high-performance ones. Today we look at their latest P300 series – in a 3TB capacity.


The P300 series sits in the middle of the three ranges with four capacities; 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and the flagship 3TB (HDWD130EZSTA) model we are looking at here. The P300 3TB drive uses three 1TB platters (discs) to achieve it's capacity, has a spindle speed of 7,200rpm and 64MB of cache with a quoted average latency of 4.17ms.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 3TB
Spindle Speed: 7,200 rpm
No. of Heads: 6
No. of Platters (discs): 3
Cache: 64MB
Recording Method: Perpendicular
Interface: Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s (SATA III)
Form Factor: 3.5in
Dimensions: 26.1 x 101.6 x 147mm
Drive Weight: 680g

Firmware: MX6OACF0

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