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Toshiba X300 4TB/5TB Budget Hard Drive Unboxing, Benchmark, Noise

March 17, 2018 Jon 17 Comments

Toshiba produces a very affordable high-density hard drive model: the X300.
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The X300 comes in various capacity sizes: 4TB, 5TB, 6TB. I have owned a 4TB model since January 2016 and bought a 5TB model in July 2016. In this video I unpack the new 5000GB drive and run a benchmark on the used 4000GB drive, as well as a noise test. You can hear a high quality recording of the noise that it produces – one of the main complaints by buyers, along with the two years warranty (something that seems standard to me).

I recommend the X300:
US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013JPKUU2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B013JPKUU2&linkCode=as2&tag=sosotech-20&linkId=d529a4eaa552a5ea0a616fa5fb159bf9
DE https://www.amazon.de/dp/B013J7HO8G/?tag=sosotech-21
IT http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B013J7HO8G/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=3370&creative=23322&creativeASIN=B013J7HO8G&linkCode=as2&tag=sosotechita-21
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013J7HO8G/?tag=sosotechuk-21

The specs of this Toshiba X300 are:
4TB, 5TB or 6TB
Desktop 3.5 Inch
SATA 6Gb/s
128 MB Cache aka Buffer
Internal Hard Drive

Check out my complete system:
CPU i5-6600 3.3GHz https://youtu.be/i5kplXT3RUo
Mainboard MSI B150M PRO-VDH https://youtu.be/tgMtw7IKu4o
RAM 32GB Crucial DDR4-2133 https://youtu.be/DB0ajtt_2HE
Graphics Nvidia GTX 750Ti OC 2GB Card
PSU Inter-Tech SL500(A) 500W https://youtu.be/w4C2Knawfh4
Tower LC-Power 2004MB Mini https://youtu.be/Iu7w9Y1F03M
HDD Toshiba X300 4TB/5TB https://youtu.be/wlpyF8anf8A
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  1. ThroughTheMind
    March 17, 2018 - 2:30 am

    I'm trying to decide between Toshiba x300, Seagate or WD black. Which drive is quieter?

  2. Fernando F
    March 17, 2018 - 2:44 am

    You would save lots of my time if you stop unboxing and go straight to the test.

  3. Alex Nitro
    March 17, 2018 - 3:06 am

    120eu for 4tb in Estonia, so is it worth to buy it?

  4. ThisLaoGuy
    March 17, 2018 - 3:42 am

    mine is making the same noise and I thought it was faulty. I never had a HDD this loud.

  5. Wayne Fry
    March 17, 2018 - 4:15 am

    I put mine in the Playstation 4 and yeah it sounds super loud. But I couldn't hear it over your cpu fan.

  6. Zsavage1
    March 17, 2018 - 5:04 am

    $109.99 best buy…..merica in MHO HGST is far better drive ..

  7. Silent CG
    March 17, 2018 - 6:03 am

    Bought the 5TB for $119.00 on newegg.

  8. Damien
    March 17, 2018 - 7:03 am

    i have one of these guys and when under load it can be noisy but for the price i got for a 5tb drive it does very well and with out of box speeds on crystal disk of over 200mbs sequential it does well. after you load stuff on it ,it will end up more like 170-180 on the speed but still a great drive other then the noise

  9. Polish Husars
    March 17, 2018 - 7:12 am

    Poland 200 USD for 5 TB

    March 17, 2018 - 8:08 am

    Who told you toshiba hdd is dumb!

  11. UndeadZieno
    March 17, 2018 - 8:47 am

    I’m from Australia and i bought the toshiba 2tb 3.5” 7200rpm hard drive, it costed me around $96 AUD. My hard drive is also really noisy and i find it rather annoying when recording.

  12. Kёniц
    March 17, 2018 - 8:56 am

    Belarus – 143$
    for Toshiba X300 4TB

  13. KLU
    March 17, 2018 - 9:10 am

    Hey guys! I just received my 6TB X300 and I wonder if I should return it. In idle there is that one hit/move (I suppose it's the head) sound every 5 seconds. It is annoying, well I'd say even it is louder than when writing stuff onto the HDD.
    I don't know what it might be. Is it normal in this drive?

  14. krishnan srinivasan
    March 17, 2018 - 9:39 am

    Sir ,
    Is this HDD similar to WD RED ?
    Thank you 🙂

  15. ThirdFocus
    March 17, 2018 - 9:56 am

    I'm ether stuck between choosing Toshiba X3006TB or western digital black 6TB , Toshiba X300 is cheaper which is good because my build is way too expensive as it is, not sure which one to go for :/

  16. Nepu-Tech USA
    March 17, 2018 - 10:26 am

    Also this packing is fucking sc*mmy! I bought an older Toshiba and it had a really nice foam cage and an anti static SEALED bag. With this crappy bag they can get a return package it again and resell it and you would never know, I think it's BS and lame 🙁

  17. Jan Schleuter
    March 17, 2018 - 11:23 am

    i own a 4 terabyte hard drive now for a year and i'm aksing myself for months if the sound is too loud and if there is a problem with it. But thanks to your video I'm sure that everything is fine with it^^

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