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Fantom Drives’ GreenDrive USB 2.0 and eSATA disk drive is a great storage solution for protecting all your photos, music, videos, and documents in one safe, convenient place. It features the latest advances in power saving technology and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) compliant materials and processes. The GreenDrive comes with a sturdy aluminum casing for maximum durability, fan-free design for silent operation, and can be placed horizontally or vertically to maximize your desktop space.
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Not A Bad Drive, But, Be Warned
This review is from: Fantom Drives GreenDrive 4TB USB 2.0 / eSATA External Hard Drive GD4000EU
Pros: Beautiful drive, just as rock-solid as any of the other "Fantom" external drives. Lots of interface options, (USB or eSATA). Simple and cleanly designed, with only one indicator light. Power switch (always a plus). Case is built to last, and protect the hard drive inside. No fan design, will always stay quiet, but may get "warm", not hot though.
Cons: Drive came complete, but all documentation on the site did not prepare the purchaser with a minor flaw. The drive requires your system, hardware, and operating system, to understand a GPT format. If any of those things dont know this, the drive is just a 2 TB HD! Inside package documentation mentions this requirement, but nothing was said before purchase and ownership. Be warned!
Other Thoughts: Would have been nice to know the GPT format requirement before buying it. As it stands, I have owned other 4 TB externals, and no problems. I got this drive, and Wham! I just bought an EXTREMELY expensive 2 TB HD. As the drive was sold by a "partner" of Newegg, and not directly from Newegg, I know have to deal with their partner to get a return / refund. Be Warned!
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