|Go Green with Fantom's GreenDrive!|
G-Force GreenDrive line of external USB and eSATA disk drives feature the latest advances in power saving technology and ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) compliant materials and process. The G-Force Green Drive gives the consumer the ability to minimize his or her carbon footprint without sacrificing performance. Fantom Drives GreenDrive USB 2.0 Hard Drives are a power conscious step forward to provide maximum capacity and performance while reducing power consumption by up to 40%. The G-Force GreenDrive USB 2.0 Hard Drive family feature sturdy aluminum casing to provide maximum durability, fanless design for silent operation, and could be placed horizontally or stand vertically to allow maximum deskspace. Fantom Drives GreenDrives yield average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over competitors' drives while maintaining solid performance. That power savings equates to reducing CO2 emission by up to 60 kilograms per drive per year - the equivalent of taking your car off the road for 14 days each year, and saving up to $14 per year in electricity costs depending on the power-on-hours.
Customer Reviews of Fantom GreenDrive 2TB USB 2.0 and eSATA Aluminum External Hard Drive - 2 Year Warranty!
Used for less than one year and one day I turned the drive on and it wouldn't spin up. Hadn't been moved, no power surge, all my other electronics were fine.
Incredible price with a setup that any individual is able to figure out. The size of files now require something like this as my 1TB external hard drives are filling up too quickly!
works as advertised10/3/2010
i don't know what the rpm is on this massive drive, but it is surprisingly agile. I transferred a bunch of huge files from my c drive and it ate them up without a burp. Price is right!! if you're thinking of buying it, buy it. I've been computing since 1985 and pretty much know what is good & what's crapola. plus, i got free premium shipping to HI! awesome.
Well Made & Quiet5/7/2010
I just received this drive today. Nevertheless, I've been using it long enough to make an evaluation. First, this drive, unlike the samples previously reviewed, makes virtually no noise at all unless I put my ear within an inch of the case. I've been using it for hours now and it is very slightly warm. I have five external drives and this is clearly the coolest of them all. The case is very solid and well made. Assuming it keeps on working, it's definitely a winner.
I've had this drive for over a month now. With this you are paying LESS THAN 1 CENT PER GIG. It ends up being abround 1.83 TB. Mine stays barely warm to the touch. It is very solid and made well. My only gripe would be as others have mentioned, the drive does make some noise...that clicking sound when its working sometimes. You will want to format to NTFS right away or else you will not be able to put any files on it over 4 gigs. Not a big deal at all though...my experience has been a lot of drives ship with FAT32. Over all...great buy.
affordable backup solution10/22/2009
$159.99 after rebate plus free shipping was a great deal. Well, plus tax of course... :( Pros - great aluminum enclosure (though plastic support) - dual interface USB + eSata Cons - FAT32 not a big deal though as quick reformatting to NTFS takes only seconds - a bit noisy. There is no fan but the noise from disk and heads was very audible. - warm after hours of usage (not hot though) Overall, unbeatable as a backup solution. But I wouldn't use it as a source for listening music and viewing movies. Noise ratio is not acceptable for this purpose IMHO.
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