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

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Fantom Drives Gforce/3 USB 3.0 hard drives are the newest and fastest external disk drives available. With the latest generation hi-speed USB 3.0 interface, the Fantom Gforce/3 features a maximum bus speed of 5Gb/sec... That's 10 times faster than with USB 2.0! Fantom Gforce/3USB 3.0 hard drives are also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 connections.

Fantom Gforce/3 USB 3.0 hard drives features the ruggedness and durability you've come to expect from Fantom Drives complete with a fan-free design for a virtually silent operation. Choose from the available capacities from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB or 3TB for maximum flexibility at the speed of 5Gb/sec!

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.

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.

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.

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.


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  • Allen C.
  • 7/16/2014 10:30:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery bad company to deal with

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

Pros: Works some times. Great warranty - wish they would honor it.

Cons: This drive has been intermittent since I got it. I'm on my 2nd RMA attempt. Despite it not being recognized by several computers (and even different versions of Windows), they sent it back saying it was okay.

I am an IT Tech and do data recovery. This drive is bad and the company is just a peach to work with. I've never had this trouble with a product I have purchased from NewEgg. Sure, things break, but when the company doesn't own up to the warranty, it's bad news. Buyer beware.

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  • Andreas S.
  • 7/6/2014 3:39:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSeagate Inside

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

Pros: Fast speed, decently quiet, plenty of storage, no compatibility issues encountered so far. Attractive design, generally quite well put together.

Cons: Failed after a year and a half of use. As other reviews have mentioned, this is effectively a trojan horse in the sense that inside the enclosure (of my unit) lays a Seagate hard drive. Others have mentioned having different brand drives, so I would assume Fantom Drives uses whatever is cheapest/most available at the time of production. This does not speak well for longevity, unless perhaps you've been lucky enough to receive a unit with a reputable brand HDD inside.

Other Thoughts: If you do pick up this drive, I would strongly recommend having a redundant backup on a drive of a different brand.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/30/2014 8:07:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFail after a year...

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

Pros: A lot of space.

Cons: Fail after a year. I try to access the drive today and "Drive needs to be format before access" error showed up. Check in 3 computers same issue. I used it primary to backup my music, movies and other files. I guess I just lost 3 TB of data....

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  • Mary 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

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

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 S.
  • 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

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

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

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

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

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

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

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

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

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

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

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

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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