Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB Hard Disk Drive Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2013-05-07

The DT01ACA300 3TB drive from Toshiba features good performances and are in fact rebadged Hitachi HDS723030BLE640 units, a newer version compared to the drives we have tested in the past (as external enclosures). The DT01ACA300 are priced quite good and we would like to recommend them for home users which need more storage space.

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A Closer Look

Our Toshiba DT01ACA300 HDD sample has arrived in a bare form, only wrapped inside a sealed anti-static, moisture barrier bag:




On the top side of the drive we will find a large sticker with different information:




Here we will be able to see the product code number, the revision, serial number, capacity, LBA, CHS, power rating, SATA type or date of manufacture:




On the sides of the drive we will see the mounting holes:




In the front, the drive has some additional bar codes:




The back side presents itself with the usual SATA Data/Power connectors and two additional pins:




On the bottom side of the drive, we will see the electronic board and the power link to the HDD motor:





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