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Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 3TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B3000UP Black

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

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G-Force3 Pro USB 3.0 7200RPM Aluminum External Hard Drive

Fantom Drives Gforce3 Pro USB 3.0 hard drives are the newest and fastest external disk drives available. With the latest generation hi-speed USB 3.0 interface, the Fantom G-Force3 features a maximum bus speed of 5Gbps. That's 10 times faster than with USB 2.0! Fantom G-Force3 USB 3.0 hard drives are also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 connections.

Appearance

Apperance of the Fantom Drives Gforce3 Pro USB 3.0 hard drive
  1. Disk activity/power indicator Light
  2. AC Adapter port
  3. USB 3.0 port
  4. Security lock slot
  5. Power switch

Features

Quality & Durability

Fantom G-Force3 Pro USB 3.0 hard drives features the ruggedness and durability you've come to expect from Fantom Drives, complete with a fan-free design for a virtually silent operation. Choose from the available capacities of 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB or 4TB for maximum flexibility at the speed of 5Gbps!

Reliable Storage Solution

The GForce comes with a three-year warranty! So, whether you want to have an expansion drive for your built-in hard drive or you want an affordable backup solution, the Fantom G-Force3 USB 3.0 external hard drive is the best external hard drive for you!

Details

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  • Up to 4TB capacities
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 7200RPM rotational speed
  • PC + Mac compatible
  • Quiet fan-free design
  • Easy Installation
  • 3-Year limited warranty
  • Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure

Available Capacities

Model # Description Capacity
GF3B500UP GForce3 Pro 500GB USB 3.0 7200RPM External Hard Drive 500GB
GF3B1000UP GForce3 Pro 1TB USB 3.0 7200RPM External Hard Drive 1TB
GF3B2000UP GForce3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 7200RPM External Hard Drive 2TB
GF3B3000UP GForce3 Pro 3TB USB 3.0 7200RPM External Hard Drive 3TB
GF3B4000UP GForce3 Pro 4TB USB 3.0 7200RPM External Hard Drive 4TB

Specifications

Drive Type External Unit
Power Supply 110 ~ 220VAC (Universal Power Supply) with on/off switch
Product Weight 2.4lbs
Available Capacities 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
Buffer Format NTFS
Host Interface USB 3.0
Rotational Speed 7200RPM
Bus Transfer Rate (Maximum) 5GBps
OS Support Mac OS X 10.5 and newer, Microsoft Windows 32-bit and 64-bit Vista, 7, Windows Server 2003, 2008
Warranty Three-year limited

What's in the Box

content
  1. G-Force 3 External Disk Drive
  2. Drive Stand
  3. Power Adapter
  4. USB 3.0 Cable
  5. User Manual

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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5/ 5
Awesome Drive

Pros: This is my 4th Fantom Drive and it works like a charm (I have a 2 TB, another 3 TB, and a 4 TB variant). I ran a full surface test as soon as I got it and the results were excellent with no bad sectors, and no sectors responding slower than 50 ms. Fastest read speed was 160 MB/s (near the inner edge of the platter) and the slowest speed was 85 MB/s (edge of platter). I just want to emphasize that these are normal numbers for this kind of drive.

The sleek, brushed aluminum exterior gives it a nice touch of class, and the dedicated power switch allows me to turn it on only when needed (which is whenever I run my weekly backups). This allows me to keep it connected to my computer permanently, which is the primary reason why I like this drive. Just a note here I got the Pro version (which means it has the "P" at the end of the model number, i.e. GF3B3000UP) which means the drive spins at 7200 RPM. The drive in my unit is an HGST HUS724030ALE640 drive; the other three drives I have are Hitachi and Toshiba.

If there are any changes (good or bad) I will be sure to update the review.

Cons: None

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1/ 5
Drive has failed after 7 months and little use

Pros: Price per Gig was decent

Cons: Started to copy files and drive now inexplicably shuts down during file transfers.

Other Thoughts: Got a lemon or is their something more systemic with these drives

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1/ 5
Comes pre-formatted to NTFS, Just plug and play

Pros: Worked well for several hours

Cons: I received the drive today and started transferring back-up files. I did this over several hours while shutting it down and letting it rest for a few minutes each time. It always started right up and was instantly recognized by my computer. I then had to run an errand which took about 45 minutes. When I got back I turned it on and it made a few loud clicks then appeared to run normal until the blue light started steadily flashing and my computer wouldn't recognize it. I swapped usb ports and nothing would work. My other hard drives worked in all my usb ports. By this time I had transferred sensitive files on to the drive so I am NOT going to return it. It will be scrapped. If you purchase one of these, just download a variety of files that you don't consider confidential and keep on using it a few days before you get too confident in the drive.

Other Thoughts: I still need another back-up drive but I won't be buying another one of these. I've had Fantom drives before without any problems. Maybe I just got a lemon.

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5/ 5
Good External So Far

Pros: Good storage to price ratio (paid $90 total).
Good transfer speed and I only have USB 2.0

Cons: Blue light is kind of annoying, especially if I have glasses on instead of contacts (makes a weird reflection).

Other Thoughts: I would easily buy again at the $90 price point.

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5/ 5
I love this drive

Pros: This is drive is great. I had an older Fantom that I bought in 2008 so I decided to buy another Fantom when I needed to upgrade. I use the drive for backups on a Mac. It's really fast and really quiet. It's also solidly built. I couldn't be happier. The price on New Egg was great too, which is why I bought it here.

Cons: The only con is that the drive's blue light is very bright. I watch movies (Netflix) on my computer, usually with all the lights in my apartment off. I noticed, in the darkened room, that the blue light was distracting when I was watching a movie on my monitor. But I just put something in front of the light and that solved the problem.

Other Thoughts: I did some research on drives before buying this one, and I think this drive is really the best deal for the money.

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5/ 5
Love these drives

Pros: These are swift backup drives running at 7200 rpm with an honest cache of 32 MB (Also available is 64MB cache, buy this when affordable - it speeds up the throughput). These are real hard drives not wimpy things meant only for this function nor retired old versions of somewhat less drives as many seem to be. These also have....drum roll......an off/on switch. Wow! How novel. So if you want to leave it plugging in it is a viable option!

Cons: They tend to be slightly pricey but then considering their competition out there, well worth the money. I paid like a $170 for a 2 TB drive with 64 MB cache a couple of years and still regard it as an excellent purchase even though then I could have gotten dozens of drives for $100+.

Other Thoughts: They are built solid! A very substantial aluminum case. Though it is aluminum because of the thickness it feels hefty.

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