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Fantom Drives G-Force3 3TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B3000U Black

  • PC+ MAC compatible
  • 3TB, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 compatible
  • Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure
  • Quiet Fan-Free design
  • Easy Installation

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • John S.
  • 12/28/2015 5:16:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4 of 4 Working fine, kudos to NewEgg/Manfacturer for their packaging

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

Pros: Quiet, mine has HGST NAS HDD,3 year warranty plus 1 more on credit card

Cons: Bright LED

Other Thoughts: Would recommend, Great case, Good packaging from manufacturer, been using these case for years [others had Toshiba HDD], drive will get hot with extended use and slow down, would be nice if they had fan option.

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  • Elvis I.
  • 12/4/2015 1:24:12 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

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

Pros: Drive looks good.

Cons: Was DOA.

The product in the image includes a separate adapter and cord where mine only came with a single AC adapter cord. (Not sure if the picture is old and the product has changed since.)

Other Thoughts: When i recieved the drive i did as follows, removed the contents from the box, found a place to set it on my desk away from my monitors and PC, plugged in the power cable into both ends, and then plugged the USB cord into my PC. When i flipped the switch the drive did nothing. I did not hear any noise, see any lights. My PC did not recognize anything being plugged in either, which leads me to believe the drive was dead before i got it. Going to try an RMA and see if i get lucky this time.

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  • joseph m.
  • 11/20/2015 9:52:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead

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

Pros: Looks good, worked well.

Cons: Died after about a year of constant use, (used as external storage on HTPC, so accessed at least once a day) place in a well vented area with a reliable power source/surge protector. I was transferring files to it and POP. just died. Bye Bye movies. I really do have terrible luck with hard drives. Makes a wonderful desk ornament now though. Did i mention it looks good?

Other Thoughts: I normally dont post reviews on things but ive been looking to upgrade my desktop and figured id post this while i was on here.

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  • Nigel P.
  • 10/21/2015 6:05:02 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the best external drives made

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

Pros: I have used Fantom Drives since 2009, and my external drive still works! I refer my customers and friends to use them and each of them are happy with the drive. I have never had a single one fail on me.

Cons: None, zip, 0, nadda

Other Thoughts: Love them!

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  • nathan b.
  • 2/12/2015 6:22:06 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot a fan

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

Pros: USB 3.0 and is quick... most of the time.

Cons: Makes a lot of interesting noises, and the power switch is annoying. No way to make it turn off when the computer goes to sleep. The Xfer will drop after the drive makes a beeping noise... and then goes back to transferring. It has lasted more than a year... but I still don't trust it for critical data.

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  • Allen C.
  • 7/16/2014 10:30:26 AM
  • 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 Aluminum Desktop 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
  • 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 Aluminum Desktop 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
  • 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 Aluminum Desktop 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
  • 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 Aluminum Desktop 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 P.
  • 1/28/2014 3:22:27 PM
  • 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 Aluminum Desktop 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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