N300 NAS Hard Drive
Built for 24/7 reliability
Toshiba’s 3.5-inch N300 NAS Hard Drive offers unprecedented reliability for NAS and other high-performance storage systems. It is optimized to meet the reliability, endurance, performance and scalability requirements of 24-hour x 7-day high-capacity storage for personal, home office and small business use. The N300 is available in capacities of up to 16 TB.
• Network Attached Storage (NAS)
• Desktop RAID and servers
• Multimedia server storage
• Private cloud storage
• Small business server and storage
3.5" SATA Hard Drive
128/256/512 MB buffer
Supports 1-to-8 bay NAS
High reliability and enhanced real-time performance
Toshiba Dynamic Cache Technology
Toshiba Stable Platter Technology
Error recovery control
Integrated RV sensors
Regular hard disk drives without RV sensors can affect the performance of a multi-bay NAS System by generating 'knock-on' vibration. N300 drives ensure 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 NAS configuration systems.
Reliable always-on operation
NAS systems in small businesses or creative environments often need to be accessed by several users, at different locations, simultaneously. Therefore today's NAS drives must deliver high data transfer rates and simultaneous upload and download 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Offering high reliability and scalability, N300 drives achieve a max. 180 TB/year workload factor, up to 3 times more than convenient desktop hard drives.
High durability and heat prevention
Use of high-endurance components is one of the reasons that the N300 series offers better durability than other conventional hard disk drives. At the same time, automatic adjustment of seek speed to reduce heat during high-temperature operation further improves endurance in demanding situations.
High speed for multi-drive environment
High performance and fast read speed is made possible under high data access loads from multiple users thanks to 512, 256 or 128 MB data buffer. This makes the drive suitable for small businesses and creative professionals looking for solutions to handle high data volumes using multi-RAID NAS environments.
Optimised cache allocation
Toshiba’s Dynamic Cache Technology, a self-contained cache algorithm with on-board buffer management, optimizes how the cache is allocated during read/write to provide the high-level performance demanded by real-time domains.
Reduced noise and energy costs
The 12 TB, 14 TB and 16 TB N300 NAS Hard Drives use a helium-sealed design, achieving low power consumption while increasing storage density. Toshiba Group’s laser welding technology ensures that the helium remains securely sealed inside the drive enclosure. With the environment in mind, the helium-filled N300 models minimize acoustic output to just 20db (typical) in idle mode. The devices are ideal for large scale server systems allowing for rich scalability of up to 8 drives.
BUILT TO DELIVER, DESIGNED TO LAST
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 N300 for the ultimate peace of mind.
- Basic Specifications
SATA 6.0 Gbit/s
Drive bays supported
1 to 8
Rotational Vibration (RV) Sensors
Advanced Format (AF)
512 MB (16 TB),
256 MB (10 TB - 14 TB),
128 MB (4 TB - 8 TB)
Data transfer speed
274 MB/s typ. (16 TB),
260 MB/s typ. (14 TB),
253 MB/s typ. (12 TB),
248 MB/s Typ. (10 TB),
241 MB/s Typ. (6 TB, 8 TB),
204 MB/s Typ. (4 TB)
Native Command Queing (NCQ)supported
1,200,000 hours (16 TB) / 1,000,000 hours
Unrecoverable error rate
1 per 10E¹⁴ bits read
- Power Management
5VDC (+10%/-7%) / 12VDC (±10%) (16 TB)
5VDC (+10%/-5%) / 12VDC (±10%) (10 TB) 5VDC (±5%) / 12VDC (±10%)
6.91 W typ. (16 TB),
6.77 W typ. (14 TB),
6.49 W typ. (12 TB),
9.92 W typ. (10 TB),
9.2 W typ. (8 TB),
10.1 W typ. (6 TB),
9.6 W typ. (4 TB)
Consumption - Active Idle
4.03 W typ. (16 TB),
4.54 W typ. (14 TB),
4.28 W typ. (12 TB),
7.22 W typ. (10 TB),
6.2 W typ. (8 TB),
6.7 W typ. (6 TB),
5.2 W typ. (4 TB)
Temperature (operating / non-operating)
0 to 65° C / -40 to 70°C
5 to 65° C / -40 to 70°C (12 TB - 16 TB)
7.35 m/s² (0.75 G) (5 to 300 Hz),
2.45 m/s² (0.25 G) (300 to 500 Hz)
29.4 m/s² (3.0 G) (5 to 500Hz) (10 TB - 16 TB),
49.0 m/s² (5.0 G) (5 to 500Hz) or less (4 TB - 8 TB)
686 m/s² (70 G) / 2 ms duration
2450 m/s² (250 G) / 2 ms duration
Acoustics (idle mode)
20 dB typ. (12 TB - 16 TB),
34 dB typ. (10 TB),
33 dB typ. (6 TB, 8 TB),
30 dB typ. (4 TB)
147 (L) x 101.85 (W) x 26.1 (H) mm
770 g max. (6 TB - 10 TB),
720 g max. (4 TB, 12 TB - 16 TB)
- Box Content
3.5-inch internal hard drive - N300 NAS Hard Drive
|HDWG31GUZSVA (Bulk)||16 TB||-|
|HDWG21EEZSTA (Retail)||14 TB||-|
|HDWG21EUZSVA (Bulk)||14 TB||-|
|HDWG21CEZSTA (Retail)||12 TB||-|
|HDWG11AEZSTA (Retail)||10 TB||-|
|HDWG11AUZSVA (Bulk)||10 TB||-|
|HDWN180EZSTA (Retail)||8 TB||-|
|HDWN180UZSVA (Bulk)||8 TB||-|
|HDWN160EZSTA (Retail)||6 TB||-|
|HDWN160UZSVA (Bulk)||6 TB||-|
|HDWQ140EZSTA (Retail)||4 TB||-|
|HDWQ140UZSVA (Bulk)||4 TB||-|
Where to buy
In summary, I can do nothing but recommend the N300 and it is a product that could clearly end up in my server when it is time to buy a fourth hard drive.
Toshiba created a great NAS drive with their N300 series. It is a drive that comes with the right features and a great performance to match.
For the combination of characteristics, prices
and quality, the editors unequivocally award the TOSHIBA N300 4TB hard drive with the 'Editor's Choice' award.
The N300 hard drive fits seamlessly into Toshiba's already existing hard disk product portfolio and in our opinion complements it in a way that makes a lot of sense.
Both in the synthetic benchmarks and in
PCMark, the Toshiba N300 is one of the fastest 4 TB drives we've tested so far. The throughput speeds are around the promised 200 MB/s.
It’s a fast performing drive packed with features to help it survive in a multi-disk environment.