Even with the rise of solid state hard drives, Toshiba is still making great old spinning hard disks drives and they’ve beefed it up with their new 8TB-capacity X300.
Targeted towards creative professionals and PC gamers, the new 8TB model is the largest capacity available in Toshiba’s 3.5-inch X300 family. The X300 series is also available in 6TB, 5TB, and 4TB capacities.
They have a 7,200 RPM spindle speed which makes these hard drives fast and reliable and they also feature 128mb of cache, twice as much as Toshiba’s earlier P300 and L200 hard drive series. This is supplemented with an onboard cache algorithm and buffer management to optimize cache allocation between read and write cycles.
You can find the 8TB capacity X300 HDD at Newegg for $270, plus shipping. The drive is backed by a 2-year warranty.