Fantom G-Force MegaDisk 1 TB External Hard Drive - MDE1000

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I had an initial issue trying to figure out how to format the drive. Called customer service and got someone from Fantom service within minutes. They walked me through the process and I'm formatted as RAID1 (which provide mirrored 465GB of usable space). I'm using a SIIG ExpressCard ESata adapter on my Dell Laptop with Windows Vista and all works fine. The drive is blazing fast with the ESata connection. Only issue is sometimes I can't get the drive to dismount using "Safely Remove Hardware" and I need to shut down the computer. Unit is solidly built, noiseless when the fan or drive is not actively running, and fairly quiet when running. Customer service is great. For the price, don't think you can beat it.

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Raid 1 - ESata - Good Customer Service

by J on 5/15/2008

I had an initial issue trying to figure out how to format the drive. Called customer service and got someone from Fantom service within minutes. They walked me through the process and I'm formatted as RAID1 (which provide mirrored 465GB of usable space). I'm using a SIIG ExpressCard ESata adapter on my Dell Laptop with Windows Vista and all works fine. The drive is blazing fast with the ESata connection. Only issue is sometimes I can't get the drive to dismount using "Safely Remove Hardware" and I need to shut down the computer. Unit is solidly built, noiseless when the fan or drive is not actively running, and fairly quiet when running. Customer service is great. For the price, don't think you can beat it. Read More

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Unbearably Loud!

on 2/27/2009

Upon opening this drive, I was very impressed with the overall packaging and feel of the drive itself. Turning it on, however, proved to be a different story. As soon as I flipped the switch, the drive began to emit a hairdryer-like woosh as air was sucked through the enclosure by the tiny fan. It was so unbearably loud that regardless of the speed and options that the drive offers, I had to return it for a refund. If Fantom Drives could get the fan right, this would be a great product! Read More

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Product Overview

Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk is the latest storage innovation offering double the capacity of existing hard drives in a compact, heat dissipating aluminum enclosure, featuring both an eSATA port for maximum throughput and a USB 2.0 port for universal compatibilty. The G-Force Megadisk eSATA+USB RAID features flexible and user configurable RAID operation modes or RAID 0 (disk striping) for maximum speed, RAID 1 (Disk Mirroring) for maximum fault tolerance, JBOD (Direct Mapping) for maximum flexibility, or Spanning for simple large volume support at bus speeds of 300MB/Sec. This high capacity disk storage offers speed along with ease of use with no software installation for all users - just plug it in and you're up and running. G-Force MegaDisk is ideal for storing and backing-up of all your Photos, Videos, DVDs, MP3s, and important Documents.

The included Award-winning NTI Shadow offers real-time, continuous backup in addtion to scheduled backup to virtually any storage device. Its powerful yet easy to use interface offers customers the ability to securely backup and safeguard their valuable data files. NTI Shadow also offers custom file type filtering, version control, drag and drop file restoring, and more. NTI Shadow supports Windows® XP/2000, Macintosh OS X v 10.2.8+, and U3™ Smart Devices.

Specifications

Manufacturer Micronet
Mfg Part# MDE1000
SKU 206729331
UPC 749656135413
UPC 14 00749656135413
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Fantom Store!
Features
Type: External Hard Disk RAID subsystem
Connectors: 1x eSATA300, 1x USB 2.0
Power Supply: 110/220 V (Universal Power Supply)
Form Factor: External Unit
Host Interface: eSATA300+USB 2.0
Capacity: 1TB
Data Buffer Cache (MB): 32MB
Access Time: 8.9ms
Drive RPM: 7200
Bus Transfer Rate (Max): 300MB/S (eSATA) 60 MB/S (USB 2.0)
System Requirements: Pc or Mac with eSATA port or USB 2.0/1.1 Interface
Sustained Data Transfer (Max): >100MB/S
OS Support: Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Mac OS X v10.2 & greater
Package Contents: G-Force MegaDisk , USB 2.0 cable, eSATA cable, Power Cord, User Manual, NTI Shadow Backup Software
Warranty Information: Warranty Terms: One-year limited
Product Dimensions: 8.375" x 4.5" x 2.5"
Product Weight: 5.9 lbs
Box Dimensions: 10.5" x 6.5 x 6"
Box Weight: 7 lbs
UPC: 749656135413
Tech Specs
Host Interface 1 x USB 2.0 USB / 1 x 7-pin eSATA
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Buffer 32 MB
Manufacturer Website Address www.micronet.com
Manufacturer MicroNet Technology
Product Type Hard Drive
Brand Name Fantom
Manufacturer Part Number MDE1000
Product Line G-Force MegaDisk
Product Name G-Force MegaDisk Hard Drive
Compatibility USB 1.1 Plug n Play
Weight 5.90 lb
Height 2.50"
Width 4.50"
Hot Swappable Yes
Form Factor External
Depth 8.38"
Platform Support PC / Mac
Storage Capacity 1 TB
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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