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Fantom Drives GForce3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 7200RPM External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP

  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • 7200 rpm rotational speed
  • PC + Mac compatible
  • Quiet fan-free design
  • Easy Installation
  • Stylish brushed black aluminum enclosure
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • 6/1/2015 5:19:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW! That was fast!

Pros: This USB 3.0 is fast!!!

Cons: Not enough reviews and haven't used it long enough to determine if it will last for a long time.

Other Thoughts: Over the past 3 weeks I decided to replace my old Vista 2008 HTPC build with that $240 Zotac Zbox Nano PC (with Bing lol) that comes loaded with all those USB 3.0 ports on the back. It only had a 60gb SSD in it so I got this to compensate for it's small storage. Then I bought the Kingston Digital 16gb USB 3.0 Data Traveler Thumb Drive. Dumped a couple GBs of video onto the Kingston thumb from my NAS then transferred thumb to this 2tb Fantom storage. Got 128 MB/s transfer speeds. True Story! From USB 3.0 to USB 3.0. Wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it!

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  • tweberis
  • 6/24/2014 2:34:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Quiet, fast, works with Windows Image Backup and Windows Server Backup

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Below is the output from my ntfsino if anyone wants to see it.

Bytes Per Sector : 512
Bytes per Physical Sector : <not supported>
Bytes Per Cluster : 4096

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  • Martin
  • 1/16/2014 5:40:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

Pros: Work as intended, fast, plenty of storage space, look is nice.
I also see the on/off switch on the back as a plus ... it dosen't start everytime I light up my PC ... I only turn it on when I have something to backup.

Cons: None to this day ... we'll see if it fails faster than my old Seagate ...

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  • Z28Tempest
  • 4/20/2013 2:13:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works. On 3.0 I've observed write at 65MB/s , read 120 MB/s , random read 6 MB/s.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Looks cool.

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  • AdidasFvr85
  • 2/26/2013 6:05:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsReliable, Fast, Clumsy

Pros: I ordered this Fantom 2 TB drive, USB 3.0. The physical drive is encased in a sleek, brushed-aluminum housing, w/ removable stand. The housing has plenty of ventilation holes to reduce wear from heat. The HDD is quick; ready as soon as it's turned on. USB 2.0 compatible. Not TOO loud.

Cons: The included USB 3.0 cord is short. Really short. 2 feet, at most. Depending on your setup space, you may have to purchase a different (longer) USB 3.0 cord. The cord is standard "Type-A" USB on one end, and a new-style "Type-B" 3.0 box on the other end.

It has a dedicated power cable and kill switch. Not sure if that's a 7200 rpm external HDD thing, or just a Fantom thing. Either way, it's not ideal for me.

Also, don't expect to get the super-high speeds that are advertised on any new USB 3.0 device. Yes, it's fast. No, you won't transfer 1+ Gb/second.

Other Thoughts: Decent purchase. Fair price. Lots of space. Had to accommodate for this drive, more than I expected. Bulky.

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  • ra
  • 1/31/2013 11:09:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival

Pros: none

Cons: I just bought a fantom external hard Drive GF3B2000UP. I plugged it my desktop and nothing showed up. I checked in disk management and nothing is there too. i first thought it might be my computer so i tested the hard drive on my laptop and my brothers computer and still nothing. i could here the hard drive spinning but it is not showing up on any of the computers i tried it on. i assume it might be the case connection to the hard drive so I RMAed it.

Other Thoughts: I wonder if i should have gone with a different company other then Fantom. Newegg got it to me pretty quick but what's the point of fast shipping when the product is defective and i have to ship it back and wait for a new product....

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  • Zeek459
  • 12/8/2012 5:17:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fast hard drive

Pros: I've been using this since June and it's worked just great! I just always have it hooked up to my pc and use it for data storage. Just like having an internal hard drive. Just great!

Cons: None so far.

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