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Toshiba N300 8TB High-Reliability HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 26, 2017 1:22 pm
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Toshiba

Packaging and a Closer Look

 

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Our drives arrived in retail packaging. Packaging carries a capacity call out at the top right with reliability and workload ratings below.

 

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The backside gives a bit more info on the drive including its compatibility with up to eight-bay systems. Down below there is a hard drive lineup comparison from Toshiba.

 

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The drive itself has a small sticker on the front with all the relevant model and capacity information. To the top right capacity at 8TB and cache at 128M.

 

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The drive follows standard practice for compatibility with drive trays and backplanes.

 

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Removing the PCB, there are a set of thermal pads for conducting heat from the PCB. The bottom left houses connectivity pins with the drive motor on copper pads.

 

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The N300 takes advantage of the Marvell 8811017 controller while Winbond provides the 128M of cache.

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