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Fantom Drives GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0 / eSATA 3.5" External Hard Drive GDP2000EU

  • Fully RoHS compliant no lead construction
  • eSATA and USB 2.0 interface
  • Blazing fast 150MB/s eSATA port
  • PC & Mac compatible
  • Easy installation
  • Compact aluminum enclosure
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Fantom Drives’ GreenDrive Pro 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 process. 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. This external disk drive has been pre-formatted with the NTFS file system so all you have to do is plug it in.

  • newegg Quality & Durability The GreenDrive family of external hard drives feature a sturdy aluminum casing for maximum durability and a fan-free design for virtually silent operation. Fantom GreenDrives offer reliable storage expansion from your limited built-in hard drive so you can store all of your valuable data and digital memories.
  • newegg Intense Speed and Flexibility You don’t have to choose between either high performance or availability any longer. With both the high-speed e-SATA connection, boasting a maximum throughput of 150MB/sec, and the universal availability of USB 2.0, you have the best of both worlds.
  • newegg Go Green with Fantom GreenDrives The GreenDrive family of external hard drives features the latest advances in power saving technology and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) standards. The GreenDrive minimizes your carbon footprint and reduces exposure to hazardous substances without sacrificing performance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Kyle C.
  • 12/8/2014 1:30:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSomething has changed.

Pros: It looks good and I haven't had one fail yet. (knock on wood) I own several of these and my older ones work as expected. The one that I bought recently is responsible for this low rating.

Cons: Not very "green" since it never spins down. Ever. Even if the computer is turned off, the drive still spins at full speed for days, getting pretty hot in the process. Even if the drive isn't being read or written to, it still spins. The only time that the drive actually stops spinning is if you turn the power switch off.

Other Thoughts: I own several of these drives, and the older ones work perfectly. They spin down after a few minutes of inactivity as a "green" drive should. This new one won't, even when the computer is off. I returned it for a replacement thinking that it was just defective, but the replacement behaves the same way. Fantom must have changed something about these drives since I bought my last one two years ago. I decided to keep it and use it as a backup, turning it on only when I backup my data. It's still a pain though, since I can't use an auto backup solution because that would require the drive to be turned on, thus never ending spinning of the drive. Whatever they changed, they need to change back because the old ones worked perfectly. Right now, I can't recommend this.

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  • Robert M.
  • 9/30/2014 9:42:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHigh Failure Rate

Pros: eSATA, price

Cons: Ordered 10 of these for my engineering staff ~4 months ago and we already have 3 failures. I only received one replacement and it was so noisy I could not use it so it goes back. I just received a replacement for the noisy 1st replacement and it seems to be fine. This was an advance replacement I arranged so I suspect it is a new one.

Other Thoughts: I am very concerned that we will continue to have failures and lose data and while Fantom support has been somewhat responsive, it has not been overwhelming and they have not recognized any issue with the high failure rates.

My hope is that Fantom recognize this high failure rate and make some adjustments to help ease this pain. We can no longer rely on these for critical data storage and we have to pay for shipping on the RMA's.

Currently I am unable to open new tickets to request RMA's on the latest 2 drives that have failed and I am not sure what else to do. The new ticket form seems to be jacked up.

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  • Robert M.
  • 9/30/2014 7:34:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMultiple Failed Units

Pros: eSATA interface

Cons: We purchased 10 of these in May 2014 and so far we have 3 complete failures w/data loss. I have only received 1 replacement and the drive installed is so noisy that I have to have it replaced as well. I am very concerned with this failure rate and that it will continue!

Other Thoughts: Fantom Drives support is somewhat responsive but right now their new ticket form is broken so no new tickets can be opened. It has been disappointing that they have not indicated recognition of a prolific issue with these drives. Also, at this point their policy of the customer paying for return shipping is a major thorn in my side!

I have used Fantom drives in the past with no issues but this experience has been, looks to continue to be, a nightmare. I am not even sure what to do at this point. We have 10 of these units and my engineers use them for local backups of critical data but now we have no confidence in the reliability.

I have to believe this is bad batch of drives outsourced from another vendor but I need a solution NOW!

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  • Joseph L.
  • 4/8/2014 9:19:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with 4TB drive too

Pros: I have a fantom drive gdp2000eu. Purchased it a couple years ago. I installed a 4TB drive in the unit and it works. I have full capacity (3.63TB) of that drive.

I called the company and spoke to someone who told me a 4TB will not work in this drive. It would only "see" 2TB. Apparently he is incorrect.

Cons: none.

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  • Jon C.
  • 1/14/2014 7:23:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked great for a while

Pros: price

Cons: lifespan

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure what the expected lifespan is on external hard drives, but after almost 4 years the case died. At first I thought it was the drive itself but I did a quick swap with an older WD external and it worked just fine in that case. I wish it would've lasted a bit longer but for the price I guess I'd have a hard time finding something better.

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  • Len H.
  • 1/9/2014 1:54:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Pretty fast and very consistent - Purchased 4 years ago and have never had a problem.

Cons: None

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  • daiana c.
  • 1/7/2014 6:33:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: I've had this drive since October 31st 2012, and just hit the 14-15 month mark. This is the time I've read in many reviews when hard drives make it or break it, so I'm always careful around it. So far I've had no problems, I'll update the review at the end of 2014 probably (or heaven forbid something happens before that)

It's a silent drive, and it's not slow (at least for me). I'm a little concerned about the heat, but it seems the enclosure is doing its job.

Cons: None so far. I'm being cautious now that it passed the 1 year mark.

Other Thoughts: Fantom drives have been my main hard drives, if only because I've been lucky for most of my purchases of their brand. I wouldn't really recommend them if you got more than 2 DOA from them though, Fantom's costumer service is mediocre at best, so it'd probably give you more headaches than you were planning to go through.

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  • Matt G.
  • 7/24/2013 1:05:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOnly made it 5 months...bad disk

Pros: Small, clean looking, quiet, stable. Ran well, stayed up and accessible for a long time.

Cons: Disk failed after 5 months. Just plain failed, clicks when attempting start up, dead. Voided warranty to remove disk and test in another system, so I'm probably the new owner of a fancy door stop.

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  • Brad W.
  • 5/19/2013 7:06:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Crashed computer and lost all of my data.

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  • Gerald C.
  • 5/2/2013 8:49:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCaveat Required

Pros: This is just one of several Fantom drives I own. I does what it's supposed to do, store files.

Cons: It seems lately that HD manufacturers believe they do not need to make hard drives compatible in the FAT-32 format as like the other formats as they once did. I bought this drive specifically because I thought I could re-format it as a FAT-32 drive as I have with other Fantom drives previously. My video equipment can only play files/videos from FAT-32 formatted storage devices. Does this company think they should decide what formats we should use? If not, then I suggest Fantom start providing the format types their drives use in their advertising and specifications info. NewEgg would also do well to provide this information in their sales description. It might save them allot of RMA requests and returns. Had I known about this limitation, I would have purchased another drive with FAT-32 format capability.

Other Thoughts: This is a standard usb 2 drive. Speed is typical for usb 2. It looks and acts like all the other Fantom external drives they sell with the exception that it also has an eSata socket.

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