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Toshiba's new 8TB X300 HDD now on sale, costs $259

Toshiba's new 8TB HDDs are now on sale, priced at $259 while 4TB is $119 and 6TB costs $194

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 11, 2017 at 09:11 pm CDT (0 mins, 50 secs reading time)

Toshiba has just launched its new X300 line up of mechanical HDDs, with 4TB/5TB/6TB/8TB options that range between $119 and $259, while providing good speeds for those who want big storage.

Toshiba's new 8TB X300 HDD now on sale, costs $259 | TweakTown.com

Toshiba's new X300 family of HDDs have a 7200RPM spindle speed, with 128MB of cache, with the 8TB model set to provide around 240MB/sec of read speeds. We don't know the actual speeds yet, but I'm sure Toshiba will be providing those soon enough.

The flagship 8TB model has a self-contained cache algorithm that features on-board buffer management, something that is said to improve the cache allocation of read/write operations that provides increased performance. Toshiba might tease that, but we have no official performance numbers to go by... so, that's kind of redundant IMO.

As for pricing, this is what we have on Amazon right now:

  • Toshiba X300 4TB - $119
  • Toshiba X300 5TB - $145
  • Toshiba X300 6TB - $194
  • Toshiba X300 8TB - $259

Last updated: Sep 12, 2017 at 06:11 am CDT

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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