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

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  • 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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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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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
slow transfer speed 3/26/2019 10:20:49 AM

Pros: good construction - metal case - on/off switch

Cons: I have tried transferring video and audio files from two deck top systems. One with Ryzen CPU 1600x and ASrock AB350 Pro4 montherboard the other AMD FX6300 and ASrock 970 Extreme4 motherboard. Both system have 8gb of ram.
I'm using the USB 3.0 plug on the rear of the motherboard.
The average speed is 25mbs the top speed i have seen was 50mbs.
I have 450gbs of videos and 200gbs of audios to back up at this speed it's will take me over 5+ hours.
I have purchased SeaGate drives in the past and the rates as been 80gbs or higher.

Overall Review: if you back up small to medium files it's ok - I'm do not like waiting 5 hours or more to complete.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Failed after 6 years 11/10/2018 2:44:13 PM

Pros: Didn't have any complaints until it suddenly failed on me

Cons: Failed after 6 years of use. I basically kept it connected to an always-on desktop PC for the duration. Perhaps I'm being unreasonable, but I would have expected the drive to last longer.

Overall Review: Would not recommend, I've since started using Seagates and so far have been happy with those.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Avoid 7/12/2018 8:30:09 AM

Pros: none

Cons: Despite description, does NOT work with Server 2008 R2 for backups. Server backup fails with i/o error. Check disk shows no bad sectors.

Overall Review: Only needed this drive to work for a few months until I can upgrade server hardware and os but I will have to find something else.

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Anonymous
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
First one was DOA, second died after about three months 5/2/2017 8:12:36 AM

Pros: None.

Cons: The first drive I received was dead when I received it. The second one died after about three months.

Overall Review: Needless to say, I do not recommend this product.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
LOVE Fantom drives...LOVE EM! 12/28/2016 10:43:21 AM

Pros: I've owned a 2TB Fantom external drive for more than 5 years. It has always worked flawlessly on my desktop Win 7 pro system. But with the addition of four homeschool laptops and more family digital photos over the years, our backup storage needs have increased. So, I came back to Fantom (and Newegg!) to add two new 4TB Fantom drives. We've had these two additional drives for almost a year now with ZERO issues. They are solidly built and run quiet and cool. They just WORK for us...

I run Acronis backups and these USB 3.0 drives will easily run 200MB/sec once Acronis gets up to speed. We used to feel lucky to get a 15MB/sec backup across our LAN... Oh how I LOVE USB 3.0...

Cons: ZERO cons... unless you need them to install themselves.

Overall Review: I have no idea whether Fantom has good support or not....never had to use it yet.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent device !!! 7/16/2016 12:41:15 AM

Pros: Very quiet. It has not missed a beat after 8 months. It has worked on my Win 8.o desktop and, now, my Win 10 laptop.

Cons: I should have gotten a bigger boat (disk). :)

Overall Review: If only it was wifi accessible.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Reliable 7/14/2016 12:42:56 AM

Pros: Comes with a stand, so its footprint is smaller.
Setup was no hassle at all.
It has had no problems after three months, so it'll probably last a long time.

Cons: It's a bit slow spinning up, but eventually gets there.

Overall Review: Not sure what to say that's really bad about it. It's a good drive for the price. I'm seriously thinking about buying another one.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
So far, so good 3/7/2016 12:34:38 PM

Pros: I've had two of these for about six months and they have been solid. Almost always on, in that time. They are Seagate Drives in mine. The Fantom enclosure keeps them cool. I will continue to buy Fantoms, for that reason, when Newegg has them on sale.

Cons: Not 7200rpm, if you need that.
Not silent, if intended for a quiet room.
Rarely on sale.

Overall Review: I picked up two of the Fantom 4TBs on sale (wanted 8TBs). They have been just as good, though, for a much shorter time than the 8TB drives. Heat is the enemy with electronics. The Fantom enclosure does a better job of cooling than Seagate. A direct comparison of 4TB drives, with CrystalDiskInfo, shows the Fantoms about 10C° cooler at idle than my Seagates. When these go on sale again, I'll pick up some more. Enough hints, Newegg? XD

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