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Quick OverviewModel - Toshiba V300
Toshiba’s 3.5-inch V300 Video Streaming Hard Drive with up to 3 TB lets you stream, record, edit and play video content on DVR, TV or NVR – with all the efficiency and reliability you need. A 64 MB buffer helps deliver smooth performance, while temperature control technology limits heat buildup, extending service life for added reliability. A drive that’s quiet and more efficient than ever, thanks to Toshiba’s Silent Seek Technology, and reduced energy consumption.
• Video Editing Systems
• Set-Top-Box (STB)
• Digital Video Recorders (DVR)
• Network Video Recorders (NVR)
• Video Surveillance Systems
3.5" SATA Hard Drive
64 MB buffer
Up to 16 cameras
Toshiba Silent Seek Technology
The speed and performance of the V300 is delivered with a whisper, thanks to Toshiba's Silent Seek Technology to minimize noise and heat during operation. The low acoustics of the hard drive are optimized for the simlutaneous recording and streaming offered by today's DVRs and STBs. With quality like this, nothing gets in the way of a great viewing and listening experience.
The efficient low spin design of the V300 helps to lower the energy consumption for video recording, editing and streaming features by up to 25% (compared to the P300, 7200 rpm model). With an extended temperature range, the hard drive is optimized for today's standard video recorders and set-top boxes, even when placed in high-temperature environments.
Model - Toshiba V300, Storage (GB) - 1TB, Type - SATA Surveillance HDD, RPM - 5700RPM, Buffer (MB) - 64MB, Form Factor (Inch) - 3.5 Inch, Interface - SATA 6Gb/s, Warranty - 3 year, Others - Shock Sensor: Yes, Load / Unload Cycle: 300,000, Shock (operating): 70 G / 2 ms duration, Shock (non-operating): 300 G / 2 ms, Acoustics (idle mode): 19 dB typ., Dimensions: 147 x 101.85 x 26.1mm, Weight: 450gm, Specialty - V300 Video Streaming Hard Drive, KEEPING COOL WHEN THE ACTION HEATS UP, BUILT TO DELIVER, DESIGNED TO LAST, Shock Sensor, Halogen Free, RoHS compatible, Advanced Format (AF), Native Command Queing (NCQ), Part No - HDWU110UZSVA
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.