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Fantom Drives Gforce/3 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive – GF3B4000U

  • USB 3.0 Interface options
  • PC + Mac compatible
  • Quiet fan-free design
  • Easy Installation
  • Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Rick Z.
  • 1/26/2014 6:36:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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1 out of 5 eggsGreat when they work

This review is from: Fantom Drives Gforce/3 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive – GF3B4000U

Pros: On/Off Switch--No bloatware to turn on. No backup automation that I neither need nor want. No backup button.

Cons: 50% failure rate so far--3 out of 6

Other Thoughts: This was to be my 4th Fantom hard drive. Of the other 3, one arrived DOA and was replaced. Newegg took FOREVER to pack and ship this one, then after 3-4 days, it developed problems. RMA'd it, the replacement was DOA. Waiting for a refund. Of the 6 Fantom drives I've possessed, 3 were bad, either DOA or wonky within a week. When they work, they're great. The trick seems to be getting one that makes it through the first week.

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  • Jose A.
  • 12/19/2013 11:05:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

This review is from: Fantom Drives Gforce/3 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive – GF3B4000U

Pros: BIG. Those 4 TB will help my backups
Its finish looks pretty awesome

Cons: - Whoever assembled the drive hit it twice. Two of its corners are deformed, which is very unexpected on an expensive new item.
- It hums. It's the loudest component I own. Also when it's being used sounds quite a lot.
- The plastic base doesn't match the rest of the aluminium case drive.
- Its blue light is too bright

Other Thoughts: Nice concept, but it needs love. A bit of sound isolation, less aggressive front light, better base and be CAREFUL to assemble the drive would make it a must have. You expect that when you are paying $100 more than on a WD one.

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