|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 compatibility. 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 addition 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.
Customer Reviews of Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk 4TB eSATA+USB 2.0 RAID Hard Drive w/ NTI Shadow Backup Software
Classy look and blinding fast6/2/2011
I bought this from Buy.com Mar 21 for $250 and still feel that was a good deal. I reformatted for Mac and love it. The USB interface is fine but an eSATA port upgrade on my MacPro made it 4x faster, copies at 9 seconds per GB. Well designed enclosure. Any fan noise is so low I've never noticed it.
Cheap and big12/1/2010
I bought this 4TB drive to use as a media server. Because of its ESATA interface, it is just as fast if not faster than if I had spent the extra money on a similar device with ethernet. Setting up the device as a mirrored raid drive could not have been easier. A quick turn of a selecter button and voila. I now have a 2TB mirrored raid drive which holds all my photos, music and movies. And I have another ESATA port on my PC in case I run out of space :) The only minus: the enclosure is not totally silent. The fan is audible, especially when my PC is quiet. Other than that: unbeatable value and does what it's supposed to do. The drive is on 24/7, so we will see about the durability / reliability.
Buy at your own risk11/12/2010
I owned a similar product from this manufacturer. It did not come with any backup software, so you basically have to drag everything into it. After just over a year of owning the product and barely ever using it, the drive failed. All the pictures and files on there were inaccessible and I was left with an expensive aluminum box that makes clicking sounds. My advice: if you care about what you have on your computer, buy a device from one of the more well-known brands like Western Digital and subscribe to an inexpensive service like Carbonite that backs up your data automatically and off-site so even if you have a house fire you still don't lose your stuff.
This External HDD Rocks8/30/2010
Bought this drive about 2 weeks ago and I must say I am very please so far. Transfer speeds are about 80 - 85 MB/S in RAID 1 format using the supplied esata cable. The drive is shipped formatted as NTFS - JBOB. Drive comes with two (2) 2 terabyte HDD's, but in my setup, I "see" only 2 terabytes because of the RAID 1 setup for redundancy. The unit runs cool to the touch, but make sure the exhaust fan on the rear is not being blocked while the unit is running. Overall, I really like this drive.