Toshiba S300 5TB HDD Review JReynolds .

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba S300 HDD.
The S300 specifically targets use for surveillance purposes – i.e. recording from surveillance cameras. When you stop and think about it, these days there are surveillance cameras all over the place and it must be a huge target market, so it should be no surprise that HDD manufacturers are targeting this market segment with specifically tailored products.
Please read on to see what we make of it.

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba S300 HDD.
The S300 specifically targets use for surveillance purposes – i.e. recording from surveillance cameras. When you stop and think about it, these days there are surveillance cameras all over the place and it must be a huge target market, so it should be no surprise that HDD manufacturers are targeting this market segment with specifically tailored products.
Please read on to see what we make of it.

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Toshiba S300 5TB HDD Review

Posted 13 February 2019 17:09 CET by Jeremy Reynolds

 

 

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Review: Toshiba S300

Reviewed by: J.Reynolds

Provided by: Toshiba

Firmware version: FP1T

 

 

Introduction

Welcome to Myce’s review of the Toshiba S300 HDD.

The S300 specifically targets use for surveillance purposes – i.e. recording from surveillance cameras. When you stop and think about it, these days there are surveillance cameras all over the place and it must be a huge target market, so it should be no surprise that HDD manufacturers are targeting this market segment with specifically tailored products.

Please read on to see what we make of it.

Market Positioning and Specification

Market Positioning

This is how Toshiba positions the S300 –

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Specification

Here is Toshiba’s specification for the S300 –

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Product Image

Here are some pictures of the S300 I tested –

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As is typical for Toshiba drives, it is solid and well built.

ATA Streaming Command Set

The Toshiba S300 supports the ATA Streaming Command Set.  The ATA Streaming Command Set is optimised to handle large sequential block transfers, which are often found in video files.  Typically desktop HDDs can handle a limited number of streams because they are intended for a single PC.

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Together with Toshiba’s Dynamic Caching Technology the S300 is able to support a large number of Video video streams.

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 The S300 is compatible for use with Surveillance Digital Video Recorders (sDVR), Surveillance Network Video Recorders (sNVR), Hybrid sDVR, and RAID Storage Arrays for Surveillance.

 


Now let’s head to the next page, to look at the Performance Tests conducted in this review…..