The Toshiba AL13SXB600N is an excellent HDD and is also the
fastest HDD I have ever used.
It is quite noisy, especially if you hammer it with random
writes as I did with our Oakgate test unit (perhaps I am particularly sensitive
to noise though, as I am conditioned to the silence of SSDs).
I found the AL13SXB600N on sale for GBP 179 (exclusive of
VAT) in the UK and USD 419 in the USA, so it enjoys a significant price
advantage over a similarly sized SSD.
I am pleased to award the Toshiba AL13SXB600N HDD our rating