|Fantom Drives Diamond is the essential desktop storage solution for USB enabled PC's and Macs. It's easy to use and is ready to go right out of the box.|
Affordable Capacity Expansion
Practical & Portable
Great Drive Deal!6/29/2013
I have been using this drive for several months with no noticeable problems. I only switch it on when I plan to use it and do not leave it switched on very extended periods of time. I always do a orderly disconnect from the computer utilizing the device icon at the bottom of the screen or shut downing the computer. I have already utilized over half of this disk.
This is the 2nd Fantom Diamond Drive that I've purchased in the last year from Rakuten.com and I'm very satisfied! I'm a Mobile DJ and need a lot of music on the external hard drive as well as a hard drive that is compact enough to carry in a laptop bag and this definitely is the perfect drive for my needs! I bought the 2nd drive so I could have a back-up of the Master List of majority of songs, as well as 2nd drive was just a little bigger. (1st one I bought was 1.5 TB, the 2nd is 2TB). I would recommend these drives to anyone needing a safe and reliable external hard drive! I bought 2 of the 1.5 TB Fantom Diamond Drives originally (1-for fellow Mobile DJ and 1-for myself). The other Mobile DJ has used several external hard drives in the past and he has told me out of all of the different brands that he has used that the Fantom Diamond Drives have been the best in regards to not having errors when copying data onto and for being the easiest to use also, so from his recommendation I have become a trusted user of these drives also!
Great deal on a lot of storage. Worked great right out the box!
incredibly slow and a data risk10/8/2012
I backed up my pictures for the first time. over 85 Gb of pictures and it took about 9 hours. I did a recent review of some of the backed up pictures and they were corrupted. I recopied the pictures several times. It appears this drive cannot handle volume transfers. I had to recopy over 2000 pictures, and those CORRUPTED PICTURES are the ones I could find with a visual inspection. I have 48000 more to go. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I went to the company website and they do not have their own support. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I did a web search for possible driver updates or fIrmware. NOTHING! I actually reset the windows properties to specify PERFORMANCE priority. NO IMPROVEMENT. For even to the 5star-rating people I would recommend going back later for a visual checkup on the files or if you have some file compare software. Run a compare program to insure accuracy of your copies/backups. I am going to back up everything to an interim drive and CHKDSK, then reformat this drive and see if that helps. Though the readme file says the drive was formatted NTFS, it also says that there may be conflicting doc which is being corrected. that's fine. THESE PEOPLE DON'T HAVE THEIR ACT TOGETHER.
External 2T hard drive fits in small space, cost e9/22/2012
The price was right (I got it on sale), so it was even more cost effective than usual. The 2T drive fits in a small space, and is virtually noiseless unless it is in use, and even then it is very quiet.
This is a great USB Hard Drive. The installation was quiet easy even for newbie like myself. Windows picked up the Drive immediately and installed all the stuff it needed. It has worked great so I have no complaints.
I love this4/22/2012
Did its job, allowed me to back up everything I needed so I could run a restore on my computer.