Toshiba 8TB Drive N300
While it is not impossible to format this as a single Windows drive the will require more knowledge than most have to do so. In fairness would you want such a large single drive anyway especially if it was the boot drive.
It is most likely to end up in a NAS unit where even this huge capacity can soon be swallowed up by backups and the like.
The drive measures 14.7x10.2x2.6cm which normally gets called a drive to fit into a 3.5inch bay which is a puzzle I cannot answer but it is a standard sized drive to fit into a normal Desktop drive bay. Four screws will secure it into the mounting bay then just plug in the lead already with the PC; it can only it fit one way unlike some early units that could be forced in the wrong way round.
Speed of read and write are down to a lot of factors not least the operating system and what else it is doing at the same time.
Another is the amount of RAM – I recently reviewed a NAS drive that only had access to 512MB and while this is enough to normal tasks it can become overwhelmed – this unit has up to 1TB of RAM.
It is designed for 24/7 use and for multi raid NAS. It has special attention paid to vibration and heat control.
While the current price of around £200 makes it around £25 a GB size is not everything – where have I heard that before – but if you only have a single drive bay the only alternative is to hang USB drives off the main unit or connect to a NAS for those large video files, so while this drive will work in a PC it is really designed for NAS work. A solid well manufactured drive that can be a workhorse.
This sort of unit would not only be great in a NAS where data is both in and out but in a surveillance setup where I am told it can monitor up to 64 cameras simultaneously.
The 8GB Toshiba N300 NAS drive is available from Amazon for £200.90 with free delivery, with other sizes also available.
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