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Quick OverviewModel - Toshiba S300
EMEA Region, Toshiba Storage Solutions – The 3.5-inch S300 Surveillance Hard Drive is designed and tested for 24/7 reliable surveillance, built for speed, capacity, and longer content retention. Capture and analyse every frame from up to 64 video cameras in high resolution with the S300. Space is important to continually capture a history of video evidence over a period of time. With up to 10 TB you get the capacity to record and play back the events in real-time in high resolution and with object identification and face recognition.
• Surveillance Digital Video Recorders (sDVR)
• Surveillance Network Video Recorders (sNVR)
• Hybrid sDVR (analog and IP)
• RAID Storage Arrays for Surveillance
3.5" SATA Hard Drive
7200 / 5400 rpm
256 / 128 MB buffer
Supports up to 64 video cameras
High reliability and enhanced real-time performance
Toshiba Dynamic Cache Technology
Toshiba Stable Platter Technology
The S300 has been designed and tested to support up to 64 high resolution cameras, allowing flexible scalability for your security camera systems. Compatible with DVR, NVR, video servers and video management systems for around-the-clock security, the surveillance never sleeps – so that you can.
A 256 MB buffer and high transfer rates meet the demands of surveillance data from higher-resolution camera streams. Improved real-time drive performance is achieved through Toshiba's Dynamic Cache Technology optimizing read and write cycle cache allocation through an on-board cache algorithm and buffer management.
Regular hard disk drives without RV sensors can affect the performance of a multi-bay system by generating 'knock-on' vibration. The S300 ensures high reliability by minimising vibration effects through their advanced control and sensing technology. Multiple sensors detect the slightest shock and built-in RV sensors also compensate for rotational vibration - eliminating the possibility of 'knock-on' vibration in multi-bay surveillance systems.
The high-endurance, high-performance components of the S300 withstand harsh environments for superior reliability. High-temperature environments trigger optimized seek speed to support lower power consumption while automatically reducing noise and vibration emissions. Up to one million hour MTTF (Mean time to failure) and 180 TB per year workload rating provide peace of mind when operating security camera systems.
Toshiba is renowned the world over for 50 years of leading innovation – and the power behind its range of hard drives is no exception. Designed for high capacity and excellent performance, you can be sure that Toshiba’s wealth of experience in hard drives is at work in your storage system. A three year extended warranty is also included with the S300 for the ultimate peace of mind.
Model - Toshiba S300, Type - SATA Surveillance HDD, Storage (GB/TB) - 6TB, Form Factor (Inch) - 3.5 Inch, Interface - SATA 6Gb/s, RPM - 5400RPM, Buffer (MB) - 256MB, Transfer Rate (MB/s) - 241MB/s, Shock Sensor - Yes, MTBF - 1,000,000 hours, Power Consumption - 5.59 W, Dimension - 147 x 101 x 26mm, Weight - 770 gm, Others - MTTF: 1,000,000 hours, Load / Unload Cycle: 600,000, Shock Sensor: Yes, Acoustics (idle mode): 34 dB typ., Shock (non-operating): 250 G / 2 ms duration, Shock (operating): 70 G / 2 ms duration, Vibration (non-operating): 3.0 G (5 to 500Hz) or less, Dimensions: 147 x 101.85 x 26.1mm, Weight: 770gm, Specialty - High reliability and enhanced real-time performance, Toshiba Dynamic Cache Technology, Toshiba Stable Platter Technology, High-endurance design, Rotational Vibration (RV) Sensors, Advanced Format (AF), RoHS compatible, Halogen Free, Shock Sensor, Native Command Queing (NCQ), Part No - HDWT360UZSVA, Warranty - 3 year
How Will You Use Your HDD?
Manufacturers build hard drive models for different use cases. In general, there are five categories: consumer, NAS (network-attached storage), archiving/video recording, enterprise, and more recently, data center. a consumer drive may spin slower to save energy and provides little if any access to tools that can adjust the firmware settings on the drive. An enterprise-class drive, on the other hand, is typically much faster and provides the user with access to the features they can tweak to adjust performance and/or power usage. So, it is essential to look for drives as per your needs.
Cost vs Quality
Most lower-priced hard drives do not offer the exclusive features of its upgraded versions. If you are seeking improved reliability, longer warranty period, and faster performance, you might be better off purchasing the enterprise version of a drive.
There are different types of recording technology which each have their trade-offs. The most common type of recording technology is Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), which writes and reads data from circular tracks on a spinning platter. There is another technology named Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), which overlaps recording tracks to store data at a lower cost. This means that SMR drives can cost less than their PMR counterparts, but will experience more write delays and lower peak average performance.
When it comes to capacity, it is generally better to get a bigger drive than necessary, as long as you don’t compromise performance and reliability. HDDs come in a wide range of capacities, capping out at 16TB per drive due to physical limitations.
The performance of a HDD is measured by many factors, but RPM [Revolution per Minute] is an important one. Higher RPM means the faster transfer of data to and from the drive. You can ignore the SATA speed, which describes the theoretical maximum speed of a SATA connection. But a 7200 RPM drive will certainly be faster than a 5400 RPM drive.
When a hard disk needs to transfer data from one section of the drive to another, it utilizes a special area of embedded memory called the cache. A larger cache enables the data to transfer faster because more information can be stored at one time. Modern HDDs can have cache sizes ranging from 8MB to 256MB.
Helium-Filled vs Air-Filled Drives
Helium-filled drives have started taking over the market after spending years as an experimental technology. These types of drives have two advantages over their air-filled cohorts – they generate less heat and use less power than normal hard drives. Both of these are important in data centers but may be less important to you, if you are keen to keep the budget low.
Since HDDs have moving parts, a gradual decay is expected over time – but the endurance of all HDDs is not the same. Some models are prone to fail within 12 months while others have average lifespans exceeding six years. One of the easiest ways to determine the reliability of a hard drive is by its warranty period.