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Fantom Drives Gforce/3 2TB USB 3.0 3.5" USB 3.0 External Hard Drive GF3B2000U Black

  • GF3B2000U
  • USB 3.0
  • 3.5"
  • 3 years limited
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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 GF3B2000U

Model

Brand
Fantom Drives
Series
Gforce/3
Model
GF3B2000U

Performance

Color
Black
Interface
USB 3.0
Capacity
2TB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"
Weight
2.4 lbs.

Features

Features
Power Supply: 110/220 V (Universal Power Supply) w/ on/off switch.

Buffer Format: NTFS

Bus Transfer Rate (Maximum): 5GBit/Sec

OS Support: Mac OS X 10.5 and newer*, Microsoft Windows 32bit and 64bit Vista, 7, Windows Server 2003, 2008
(*USB 3.0 host bus support is not available for Macintosh computers as of Dec 2010)

Capacity: Up to 3TB

Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure.

Compatibility:
USB 2.0
Plug n Play

Packaging

Package Contents
G-Force 3 External Disk Drive, Drive Stand, Power Supply, USB 3.0 Cable, User Manual

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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  • david n.
  • 7/2/2013 8:08:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Back up Drive!

Pros: Easy to set up, just plug and play.Lots of Drive space, and with Edos Back up Software, very easy to make Clone of your drive, or back up as you need.

Cons: not any that i can think of, Very Happy with it

Other Thoughts: if your on the "fence" about getting a USB HDD, get off it, and Bye this, you wont be dissaponted..

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  • Kent D.
  • 6/24/2013 11:12:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Does everything I expected!

Cons: none

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  • Budd M.
  • 7/17/2012 12:00:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI Don't Know

Pros: I honestly don't know, I can't get the computer to detect it long enough to do anything with it.

Cons: I've had this drive for about 6 months and my computer has only detected it twice. I plugged it into a different usb port and it was detected, unplugged it and plugged it back into the same port and it wouldn't detect it. And I know all my ports work fine because I've tested them all with different devices.

Other Thoughts: Thinking about just cracking open the case and using the drive as an internal even though I really wanted this as an external drive.

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  • Andrew C.
  • 7/11/2012 7:37:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid enclosure does the job

Pros: Solid metal enclosure well packed. Has an on/off switch. Formatted in NTFS. I use this as an external backup for a graphics workstation, backing up event photography files. It does the job well and USB 3.0 is fast enough. Previously I used 1394. I have also used WD Mybook drives which have been reliable, but I like this one better.

Cons: None that I can think of. I think Newegg could pack a bit better in the shipping box by putting the brown paper packing both under and over and around the item being shipped. As it arrived, the box was lying on the bottom of the shipping carton with no cushioning there.

Other Thoughts: Using as Asus MB, I found that Windows Update had messed with my USB 3.0 driver and I had to go and delete that update and driver and reload the drivers from Asus. When I had done that, all was well and the USB 3.0 throughput was fast!

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  • Sherwin C.
  • 7/2/2012 11:18:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor assembly

Pros: + usb 3.0 fast transfer speeds
+ Samsung Spinpoint HDD inside

Cons: Within a week of use, the hard driver would power up, but the PC (nor the laptop, both with usb 3.0 ports) was not detecting any hard drive. The SATA connection was loose. Not wanting to risk the connection coming loose again, the Samsung spinpoint HDD is now used as an internal HDD with a 64gb Crucial SSD as cache.
On the other hand, I have an 8yr old 320gb Fanthom Drive which is still in perfect working condition.

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  • Peter H.
  • 6/15/2012 2:03:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWarning: Advanced Format Disk

Pros: The drive seems fine for normal file copying within Win7.

Cons: My only complaint is the lack of warning with the "Advanced Format Disks". I can not create a Win 7 System Image with this drive.
Fantom refers to KB982018.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982018.

This patch does not help with my problem, I tried on on 3 Win7 64-bit machines. These drives can be used for system image backups.

If we were warned, we would not have bought these drives.

Other Thoughts: My problem seems to be with Microsoft's lack of proper support for "Advanced Format Disks", not Fantom. But once again a warning would be nice, this is a new tech that is not supported properly in Windows 7.

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  • Joe Z.
  • 2/8/2012 7:45:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: - Lots of space.
- Great for backing up whole systems.
- I'm not utilizing the USB 3.0 portion. Though moving files to it across a 1Gbps network into USB 2.0, averaged about 60MB/sec.
- Some gave negative remarks on the blue LED. I like it :)
- Has good weight to it and a stand for some good stability.
- With the prices of other 2TB HDD's, you could purchase this one and remove it from the case for use as an internal drive.

Cons: As long as it doesn't fail anytime soon, I have no cons.

Other Thoughts: I've got about 5 developer machines that need some space for backup. Match Ghost 15 with this on a computer with a 1Gbps network, and you've got yourself a good highspeed network backup.

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  • Richard O.
  • 12/29/2011 10:59:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking with Lion

Pros: Works great so far. I will update my review if any problems occur.

Cons: There is only one port, so you can't place this drive in the middle of a chain.

Other Thoughts: I am wondering what the difference is between this model (GF3B2000U) and the one with 32MB cache (GF3B2000U32)....

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/17/2011 9:15:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Good with WD Media Player

Pros: I leave this drive connected to my WD Media Player, I leave the player on most of the time and when there is no drive activity the drive spins down. The drive case is only slightly warm, never hot.

Cons: Blue light is a little bright, this can be corrected with some black electrical tape. Takes about 3 seconds to spin up, but for me that is ok considering my usage.

Other Thoughts: You can make a poor mans NAS using this with a WD Media player.

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  • Robert G.
  • 7/12/2011 7:49:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent removable hard drive

Pros: This drive is amazing! It's like installing a new 2 TB drive on my computer. I have usb 3.0 ports on my computer so I am able to take full advantage of the speed offered by usb 3.0 devices. I back up steam games on it (when I'm done playing them) and it copies these huge files as if I had installed another hard drive. Solid enclosure. No drivers to install on windows 7. Just plug it in, turn on the power, and enjoy an extra 2gb of disk space as if you installed a hard drive. Amazing...

Cons: Thus far I can't think of any cons. I guess the only minor thing is that the drive needs to be plugged in so you have 2 wires. I don't know if you could even get speed like this unless the drive had it's own power source outside of the computer

Other Thoughts: If you need space and have USB 3.0 ports buy this drive. 2TB of space for this price is simply amazing. I am very happy with the drive and would recommend it to anyone needing extra space, especially if you have USB 3.0 inputs on your computer.

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