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Fantom External 2TB GreenDrive Pro Hard Drive

Fantom External 2TB GreenDrive Pro Hard Drive
alaAverage 3.6

97 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Fantom External 2TB GreenDrive Pro Hard Drive. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Hard Drives for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 72/100.

Review analysis

(Based on 97 reviews)

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I normally go for cheap, but...

 

2TB of memory - good paperweight

I bought this because I could tell my laptop was about to go Kaput (which it did) and I had a ton of movies, shows, pictures, and VERY important papers stored on my laptop. So I transferred it over to the Fantom. Worked well and everything checked out...

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Failed after 4 months of not using it

 

2TB of memory - good paperweight

I bought this because I could tell my laptop was about to go Kaput (which it did) and I had a ton of movies, shows, pictures, and VERY important papers stored on my laptop. So I transferred it over to the Fantom. Worked well and everything checked out...

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My husband is a very happy man

 

My husband received this from me for Christmas today. Not only am I a 'smart' wife for getting him a hard drive but I am a 'really smart' wife for getting him a portable one. His only complaint is that the included cable is not an ESATA and that normal...

Compact design with plug and play capability. Easy to transfer and large available storage space

No included esata cable

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Caveat Required

 

This is a standard usb 2 drive. Speed is typical for usb 2. It looks and acts like all the other Fantom external drives they sell with the exception that it also has an eSata socket.

This is just one of several Fantom drives I own. I does what it's supposed to do, store files

It seems lately that HD manufacturers believe they do not need to make hard drives compatible in the FAT-32 format as like the other formats as they once did. I bought this drive specifically because I thought I could re-format it as a FAT-32 drive as...

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Good but...

 

Fantom's RMA process is a bit different from the typical. You create a "Trouble Ticket" to explain the problem and wait for a response, rather than submit an RMA request. However, Fantom was quick to respond and an RMA was issued within 2 business...

I have purchased 8 Fantom external drives, 4 of which are the GreenDrive Pro 2TB USB 2.0/eSATA variety (GDP2000EU), in the past 4 years. They are proven themselves to be pretty reliable, especially given the relatively low cost. They are very quite...

The only issue I have with this particular purchase is that one of the two "GreenDrives" ordered was a "spare", which I only recently (3/2/13) opened to discover that it was DOA, right out of the box. So, I've had to request an RMA for that unit

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Died after a year and a half

 

Solid construction, lots of space

It died after a year and a half while my other older external drives live on

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Junk! Look elsewhere

 

This drive was meant to replace a similar model. Apparently, "green" in the title of the new drive means "trash". Skip it and get something more reliable.

Reasonable size, USB and eSATA

Seemed finicky from the get-go, then died after one hour of usage. Now shows up as unformatted drive (when it shows up at all) and causes Disk Management console to freeze

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Mediocre at best, go with a better brand

 

We put ~100 of these to pilot at my company; our IT department used them to store images of high value machines offsite. Initially I was excited with these drives, but after 2 years I have to drop my review from 3 eggs to 1. Many of the drives failed...

At first, it worked ; 2TB with an eSata interface when I bought it in early 2010 was rare at this price point

The drive failed after very minimal use ; Customer service terrible ; Fantom won't stand by their products ; Warranty expired just before multiple drives failed ; Even with eSata, transfer speeds were often 40-50MB/s, slower than many comparable...

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Great Drive, Package can include e-SATA cable

 

Great Drive. I used this for external drive for quite sometime. good speed. Great Price for 2 TB. Now I am using it internally inside my new gaming rig. Works flawlessly, low noise. Green LED is quite cool too

No e-SATA cable. )

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Could use some improvement

 

Some say it's a Seagate drive in the enclosure, my system detects it as a Samsung drive. Used as system backup for Win7 and media storage. Overall satisfied...until it started crashing my system. Tried to watch a video and windows randomly...

High capacity, USB 2.0 and eSATA 3.0 Gb/s. Energy saver feature spins down and puts the drive to "sleep" when not used for about 15-20 minutes. Great portable storage

Doesn't include eSATA cable. Takes about 5-8 seconds to wake up (maybe not a 'con' for some)

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