Toshiba 8TB X300 HDD Now Available for Only $254

Toshiba has begun selling the 8TB capacity version of their X300 3.5-inch hard disk drive we announced a few weeks ago. This is a desktop SATA drive which has specially developed enterprise features, resulting in extended reliability. The entire Toshiba X300 family now includes a 4TB, 5TB, 6TB and 8TB model, all with 128MB cache. However, only the new 8TB capacity gets the performance enhancing algorithm. The X300 line is ideal for powerful desktop workstations, gaming computers, and home media use.

Toshiba X300 Specifications

Capacity1: 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB
Compatibility2: PC and Apple computers with a Serial ATA interface
Interface Serial ATA 3.0 (SATA)
Interface Speed8: Up to 6 Gbit/s
Form Factor9: 3.5 inch
Rotational Speed: 7,200 RPM
Average Latency Time: 4.17 ms
Buffer Size: 128 MB
Size: Inch (WxHxL): 4 x 1.03 x 5.79 Milimeter (WxHxL): 101.6 x 26.1 x 147
Weight (max): 4TB, 5TB: 25.4 oz (720 g) 6TB, 8TB: 27.2 oz (770 g)
Warranty: 2-year Limited Warranty5

Toshiba X300 Features

Each X300 includes an internal shock sensor to maintain data integrity. It is also equipped with ramp loading technology which ensures that the drive slider does not make contact with the disk when in transport. Unlike other drives, the X300 series makes use of a dual-stage actuator design. This significantly improves positional accuracy and negates the effects of head-track alignment from vibrations. The result is faster read and write speeds over regular desktop drives.

Pricing and Availability

The X300 8TB high-performance HDD is now available on NewEgg for $254.99, and has a 2-year warranty. This is $25 less than their N300 8TB NAS drive. Also for comparison, the 6TB version of the X300 costs $189, while the 4TB version has a $132 price tag.


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