I was not able to test the Toshiba S500 in the context of
its intended use for video surveillance but in our standard tests it proved to
be a competent drive. I would though be inclined to go for the larger capacity
models (6TB and above) to benefit from a larger buffer (256Mb rather than 128Mb)
and a higher rotation speed (7200 rpm rather than 5400 rpm), which would no
doubt add significantly to performance.
I found the Toshiba S300 5TB model on sale for GBP £146.11
and the 6TB model for £149.98.
I am pleased to award the Toshiba S300 our rating of ‘Excellent’.