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The information presented in this cross reference is based on TOSHIBA's selection criteria and should be treated as a suggestion only. Please carefully review the latest versions of all relevant information on the TOSHIBA products, including without limitation data sheets and validate all operating parameters of the TOSHIBA products to ensure that the suggested TOSHIBA products are truly compatible with your design and application.
Please note that this cross reference is based on TOSHIBA's estimate of compatibility with other manufacturers' products, based on other manufacturers' published data, at the time the data was collected.
TOSHIBA is not responsible for any incorrect or incomplete information. Information is subject to change at any time without notice.
In many cases, the drive itself is not actually defective, but the problem may arise from the media used, incorrectly installed drivers or software, or a faulty operating system. Please remember these as possible sources of error before going through the effort of replacing the drive. This section of FAQs includes several methods for remedying the problem. If this doesn't help, please refer to the page of "Warranty Support".
If the drive is actually defective, you have to distinguish between the following possibilities:
If the drive was installed in another device (e.g. PC, laptop, external housing, server, etc.) when purchased, then it can only be repaired by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for information on its repair procedure.
If you bought the device separately from a shop, then claims can only be made with the shop that sold you the drive.
About internal HDDs in this website, Toshiba does NOT provide a direct repair service to anyone other than our direct customers. It is not possible to make claims directly to Toshiba in cases of possible defects. Therefore please do NOT send a defective drive to Toshiba, because Toshiba cannot process this type of transaction.