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Toshiba X300 6TB HDD Review

Rating: 8.0.

We recently looked at Toshiba’s mainstream P300 hard drive and now it’s the turn of a drive from the ‘premium’ range of Toshiba’s consumer HDD’s, the X300, in the shape of the 6TB flagship drive.

The X300 takes over from where the P300 stops in terms of capacity, the P300 topping out at 3TB with the X300 available in 4TB, 5TB and 6TB capacities. At 128MB, the X300 series has twice the cache that a P300 drive is equipped with.

The X300 6TB drive uses 6 1TB platters (discs) to get to its capacity with a spindle speed of 7,200rpm which together with the cache give it an official latency figure of 4.17ms – the same as the P300.

Physical Specifications:
Usable Capacities: 4TB. 5TB, 6TB
Spindle Speed: 7,200rpm
No. Of Heads: 12
No. Of Platters: 6
Cache: 128MB
Recording Method: Perpendicular
Interface: Serial ATA (SATA) 6Gb/s (SATA III)
Form Factor: 3.5in
Dimensions: 147 x 101 x 26mm
Drive Weight: 770g

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