Fantom Drives G-Force3 USB 3.0 Aluminum External Hard Drive
Fantom Drives Gforce/3 USB 3.0 is the latest and fastest member of the Gforce family.
Quality & Durability
The Gforce/3 family of external hard drives feature a sturdy brushed black aluminum casing for maximum durability, a fan-free design for virtually silent operation and can be stored horizontally or vertically to optimize your work space. The Fantom Gforce3 offers reliable storage expansion from your built-in hard drive so you can store all of your valuable data and digital memories.
High Performance Transfers
Fantom Drives Gforce/3 features the newest generation USB 3.0* allowing transfer rates up to 10 times the rate of USB 2.0. The Gforce/3 USB 3.0 hard drive is perfect for audio and video professionals requiring maximum performance and reliability. The Gforce/3 offers plug & play simplicity as well as its rugged features for optimal storage for all your photos, music, videos and documents in one convenient place.
*USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
One (1) Year Limited Warranty
Mind-boggling Storage Capacity
Posted by Don Halley on 14th Jul 2015
On MicroNet's site, it was a bit of a challenge to determine the specific differences between the different drive lines. My goal was the most USB 3.0 storage for my buck, so after creating my own spreadsheet, I compared and chose this drive.
With storage options and prices changing practically daily, it's risky to put down in writing that this was a very good price for this amount of storage in this format, but on the day I placed my order (and still true until the date of this review) it amounted to a bargain.
The delivery was very quick (but admittedly, I don't live far from the company). The packaging was first class, and the drive's fit and finish was simply beautiful (As is the same for all their drives, and I have owned quite a few).
As is usual nowadays, installation was completely painless: Unplugged the old (3TB) drive, plugged in this drive, and as they say in England, Bob's your uncle!
The only issue I have is apparently random activity on the device. It's my volume for storing video archives, so it should theoretically only see activity when I'm moving files there, but according to the drive light (and sound) it somehow gets accessed off and on many times during a typical day, and I have no clue why this is so.
I would unreservedly recommend this company's hard drives, and this drive in particular for the many reasons outlined above.