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Review on HDD 2.5″ Toshiba L200 2TB SATA3 128MB 5400 rpm HDWL120EZSTA

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Good day. In the age of films of 5-20 gigabytes and games of 20 gigabytes or more, one day there comes a time when there is not enough free space on the hard drive. And here you have to either change the old hard drive with a small amount of memory, or buy another one in addition to the old one. Since the laptop is limited by the number of installed hard drives (and the form factor of 2.5 inches), it was decided to purchase one large one. The choice fell on the 2.5″ 2TB, SATA III, 128 Mb, 5400 rpm, TOSHIBA L200 HDWL120EZSTA hard drive, I’ll talk about it a little bit now.

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This hard drive comes in a cardboard box (this is very rare to see, mostly drives come in OEM configurations. If for the simplest reason, they are sealed in an antistatic film and that’s all. Yes, this type of delivery is cheaper, but there’s also the risk of a bad drive that could hit hard the transportation is also great. By the way, for this model there is an OEM supply type, it is only 3-5 USD cheaper than in the boxed version).

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In the box, of course, the disk is sealed in shockproof film. There is also paper documentation.

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In addition to this, the disk is sealed in an antistatic film, as it should be for all sound electronics.

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The form factor of the drive is standard 2.5 inches, it is 9 millimeters thick (not every laptop can fit, so check for compatibility with the size of your hard drives).

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The model is almost universal – suitable for both the system unit (even the compact one) and laptops. The advantage over 3.5 inch models is lower power consumption, but it loses in price (costs 170-220 USD more). Connector – standard SATA III. Spindle speed 5400 rpm. The memory buffer size is 128 megabytes. Noise at work is almost inaudible. Build quality is good, no backlash is observed. There are standard mounts on the bottom and sides, for various variations of its installation.

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At the top, the hard drive has an iron cover with a ventilation hole (it is by no means necessary to close it, even in English it is written and the arrow stands).

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As mentioned above, it was taken for installation in a laptop, later it really migrated to a compact system unit (since the 3.5-inch hard drive does not fit in it, and I did not really want to sacrifice the video card for the installation of a 3.5-inch drive). The disk is relatively cold, the temperature of the disk when working in a laptop did not exceed 40 degrees (recording files on it for more than 3.5 hours without a break). If you put it in a well-ventilated system unit, then it is very difficult to warm it up above 35 degrees (I still could not), above 32 degrees the temperature never rose (hello torrents).

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Now it’s time to see how he shows himself in work, so let’s move on to tests so as not to be unfounded. The program Victoria shows the absence of bad sectors

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In CrystalDiskMark 6.0, you can see the read/write speed at different file sizes. The disk is 39% full mostly with games and movies. The results are quite worthy of 120-150 megabytes per second on reading and 100-150 megabytes on writing are quite decent results.

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I have been using this disk for more than three months. So far, there have been no complaints about him. Many Toshiba drives are faulty for poor quality of work and reliability, but I have hard drives of this manufacturer that have been working for more than 8 years (not in 24/7 mode, of course, but still an indicator), and no one is safe from marriage, and for equipment must also be taken care of (at least clean the computer case from dust). I hope this disc will serve faithfully like the rest. Thank you for your attention. I conclude this review.

The review is translated into english, the original review can be found on the source site.

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