Be advised: this hard drive uses the older 512b disk sector format
Unlike most other modern nas disks of this capacity that use 4kib sectors (aka "advanced format"), toshiba looked to the 1980s for inspiration and elected to use 512b sectors for this newly released disk.So if you use this in a zfs pool or other raid setup, you'll be limited to using only disks with 512 byte physical sectors. Otherwise, if you use this with any other proper nas disks, you will have to configure your raid to use 512b sectors - resulting in significant performance penalties (in my testing, the array took an avg 13% hit to write speeds) as the 4kib physical sector disks are forced to emulate 512b logical sectors (assuming they aren't "4k native" and can even do the emulation). And since toshiba provides almost no technical documentation, either online or with the product, there was no way to find this out without first buying the hard drive and querying the s.M.A.R.T. Data myself.On the plus side, its performance as a single disk is pretty good (see attached blackmagic benchmarks) and it can often be found for much cheaper than other competing nas disks of this caliber (7200rpm, 128mb cache). And now i know why.If you're just looking for affordable disks with advertised high reliability backed by a 3 year warranty (to put in your home entertainment nas, for example) and don't care so much about these technical & performance points - or if you don't plan on using it in a raid with other modern disks, the n300 may suit you just fine.But if you want to maximize compatibility with other modern nas or enterprise disks and not compromise the performance of your array, look elsewhere.