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Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

  • 2TB, 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Gregory E.
  • 4/5/2016 7:39:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

Pros: Great quality and of nice construction. Products works as advertised and the two purchased will be serving as backup disks. Installation on one PC was plug-n-play, whereas the other PC gave a small bit of problems getting it installed (Win 7 Home 64). Ran the Windows Troubleshooter and it fixed the issue preventing the drive from being seen by Windows. Works at advertised speeds and they both seem to be reliable.

Cons: The USB 3.0 cable is short, so you will want to order an extension cable. Keep in mind that the HDD case connection is a USB 3.0 Type B (SuperSpeed) connector, so your best option is to just order a 3.0 extension cable.

Other Thoughts: The bright blue light calls to me.
I want to go to it.
Become one with it.
It beckons......

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  • Vincent P.
  • 3/23/2016 9:36:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

Pros: Very quite, well made , indicator light very bright and transfer speed is great.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/24/2015 11:58:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice design

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

Pros: I really like the design of these Fantom enclosures. I've owned several models over the past decade and this is by far the best design yet. Crazy fast and amazingly quiet when compared with previous models. Plus it spins down when not in use, which helps keep power consumption down.

Cons: The blue light is obnoxious, but I find all blue light to be that way.

Other Thoughts: I purchased mine on sale and have no regrets.

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  • N/A
  • 12/4/2015 9:57:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLoud but good.

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

Pros: Works fine.

Cons: Loud.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as a second drive for my Alienware Steam Machine. I put most of my games on it, added it to fstab, softlinked steamapps to it, and they load fast.

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  • N/A
  • 6/1/2015 5:19:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW! That was fast!

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

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
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

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
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing!

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

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
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

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
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsReliable, Fast, Clumsy

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

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
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival

This review is from: Fantom Drives G-Force3 Pro 2TB USB 3.0 Aluminum Desktop External Hard Drive GF3B2000UP Black

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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