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Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

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The Fantom Drives Gforce/3 3.5’" desktop drive is built for advanced users who demand fast transfer speed and massive capacity without sacrificing design. With the latest generation SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the Gforce/3 features a maximum bus speed of 5Gb/s - 10 times faster than with USB 2.0. The Gforce/3 also features up to 3TB capacities, a stylish, brushed black aluminum casing for maximum ruggedness and durability, fan-free design for silent operation and can be placed horizontally or stand vertically to allow maximum desk space.

Whether you want to increase your available storage or you have critical backup jobs that simply can't wait, the Fantom Gforce/3 USB 3.0 external hard drive is the storage solution you can rely on.

  • newegg SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface SuperSpeed USB 3.0 delivers up to 5Gbps bandwidth which is around 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB 2.0, allowing for ultra-fast transfers of high definition movies and videos, as well as various other large capacity file formats. Fantom Gforce/3 USB 3.0 hard drives are also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 connections.
  • newegg Quiet Fan-Free Design To dissipate heat under operation, Fantom Gforce/3 features an aluminum enclosure and thoughtfully engineered ventilation system to prevent heat build-up. This external hard drive always keep itself cool, making operation especially during continuous data back-up reliable, worry-free and quiet.


Learn more about the FANTOM DRIVES GF3B3000U

Model

Brand
Fantom Drives
Series
G-Force3
Model
GF3B3000U

Performance

Color
Black
Interface
USB 3.0
Capacity
3TB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"
Dimensions
7.75" x 4.5" x 1.375"
Weight
2.4 lbs.

Features

Features
USB 3.0 Interface options

PC + Mac compatible

Quiet fan-free design

Easy Installation

Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Allen C.
  • 3/29/2014 11:43:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWon't buy again

Pros: A lot of storage, cheap.

Cons: I bought this drive and used it for several months. After a while it developed a loud clicking noise and wasn't being recognized by all computers I plugged it into. I requested an RMA and sent the drive back to Fantom. They returned it unrepaired saying it's fine. Not only that, but they shipped it back to me parcel select (very slow shipping). Now I am stuck with a drive that only works sometimes and I don't trust with my data. What a joke.

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  • Jeremiah P.
  • 1/28/2014 3:22:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 10 uses

Pros: -Ran well, while it did

Cons: -Died with less than a dozen uses, and because i really needed the data, i ripped it open in attempt to hook it into my computer and get the data off of it.
-has a Toshiba HDD in it, no wonder it died.

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  • Michael M.
  • 1/27/2014 4:14:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is my second set of these drives

Pros: Great drives, very large and fast with USB 3.
Low noise and easy to connect. Came formatted NTFS and that is how i use them so that is good for me.

Cons: Not the same as the picture on the main page. Got a different USB cable and power supply then shown. These had Seagate drives in them.

Other Thoughts: This is my second set of these 3TB drives.
Got two last year and two more now.
The last two had Toshiba drives in them and they had the power supply shown in the picture on the main page. It has a power cord that plugs in the power brick, this is the good ones. The box S/N started with SA and have Model# GF3B3000U

The two drives i got this time with my current order were seagate drives and the power adapter is a seagate type that has the power plug sticking out of the power brick so it covers at least 3 power strip outlets when plugged in.
The box S/N started with SF and have Model# GF3B3000U

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  • Chris D.
  • 7/2/2013 11:29:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHard Drive DOA

Pros: New Egg accepted an immediate return and is shipping a new drive with no additional shipping fees or return costs.

Cons: Drive was dead upon arrival. This was my 3rd Fantom drive, the other two I have owned for years with no major problems, hopefully the new one works and lasts a long time. Time will tell.

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  • Nathan B.
  • 6/27/2013 9:57:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantom Delivers

Pros: Came with everything you need. Hooked it up right out of the box on a system using VISTA. OS recognized it right away and the full amount of the drive. Easy to transfer files and backup.

Cons: None so far. Keeping fingers crossed. We'll revisit in a year or so.

Other Thoughts: Quiet running, simple, easy to setup and a blue LED to keep you company whilst it works.

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  • Elroy M.
  • 6/16/2013 6:49:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamazing

Pros: high volume, super quiet drive. BLAZING FAST speeds

Cons: kinda expensive

Other Thoughts: great drive. using it on my router as a network drive. wonderfully quiet compared to my old trekstor network drive.

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  • Michael A.
  • 3/26/2013 8:59:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: Hard drive comes completely empty, no bloatware, completely silent, metal case, epic drive, long warranty. I LOVE IT!

Cons: None so far

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  • Benjamin B.
  • 3/13/2013 8:36:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality, performance

Pros: Surprisingly fast, USB 3.0, quiet, cool to the touch, quality construction - like a solid piece of metal, sleek design, 3 year warranty, good backup solution

Cons: Bright blue power LED - who decided bright blue LEDs were a great idea? It matches my tower but I don't like that either...

Other Thoughts: Other reviewers have said and it's true, this drive won't work with Windows backup (including Win7) as it has 4K sectors. That's not a problem with the drive in any way, but rather Microsoft not supporting native 4K sector drives in their backup program. They knew about this and chose not to support it. Supposedly Win8 adds support, in fact, I don't plan to upgrade just to use this drive with Windows backup... Everything else I've tried works, including other backup software (Macrium Reflect - no prob), and of course you can easily do normal file transfers.

This drive is a great investment for a backup drive, which is how I use it, in my experience externals are less reliable under heavy use which is why it's only a backup for me (I got a 2TB WD Black at the same time). Think about how much your data is worth to you, it should be worth paying for a quality backup solution, and this seems to be one.

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  • John H.
  • 2/15/2013 5:55:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFinally Received

Pros: Easy connect, quiet, fast and attractive appearance

Cons: Non to this point

Other Thoughts: Received by mail on second order as New Egg had to resend as I never received the first shipment. Newegg is a good company and stand by their name. Took almost three months but I got what I paid for. Thanks New Egg

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  • Christopher R.
  • 11/25/2012 6:07:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't put anything you value on it

Pros: When it worked, it was great! Easily connected to my network, quiet, no software to install. It was ready to work right out of the box.

Cons: I bought this in October, 2011... 13 months later, I'm having to figure out what I need to do to send it back for a new one. The drive is toast. The light comes on but it is no longer recognized by any computer. I can't believe something that cost as much as this did (for an external drive) is dead after only 13 months. I thought I was paying extra for quality, I obviously thought wrong.

Other Thoughts: If any of you at Newegg are able to help me to figure out what, exactly, I need to do in order to return this... I would be very grateful. I know this doesn't reflect on Newegg, I have bought other things from your site before and absolutely love it.

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