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Toshiba 2TB External Drive USB 3.0; Fast.,
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This review is from: Toshiba 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive PH3200U-1E3S (Black/Silver) (Personal Computers)I've tested several external 2-3TB, USB 3.0 hard drives over the past month, and for various reasons (VCD, USB 3.0 issues, etc) have set aside all but this one. Testing was performed on a Dell 7400 workstation running XP SP3.
This drive worked immediately out of the box, no intrusive VCD, no formatting problems, and partitioned easily into two approximately equal logical drives. USB 3.0 Transfers from the internal hard drive to this drive indicated write speeds of 39-51 MB/sec for single 1GB and 4GB video files. Multiple files (1800 files totaling 1GB) were understandably slower at about 26MBsec. Read speeds back to the computer were slower. The only nit-picking quibble I might have is the very bright(!) activity indicator on the front panel, but this minor point does not detract from the functionality of the product.
Reliability is the next issue, and this review will be updated if anything untoward occurs within the next few months.