|Go Green with Fantom's GreenDrive!|
The 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 GreenDrive 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 GreenDrive USB 2.0 Hard Drive family feature sturdy aluminum casing to provide maximum durability, fan-free 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.
This Fantom GreenDrive Pro 1TB eSATA and USB 2.0 7200RPM 16MB External Hard Drive is a great product that comes with power on/off button when you don't use it. Transfer rate is good. I use it as a backup disk for my important files. So far so good and no problem at all.
Hard drive stop working forever.5/30/2011
Hard drive died after seven months, I guess you have to stick with well known companies, now I got a WD Mybook so far so good.
Best value for the money12/15/2010
This is my second Fantom I have purchased. i have had the first one for about 6 months. No issue. it handles very well. I have not used the eSATA option on it, but for a 1TB drive it works great. Plug and play. Great of backups and extra storage.
Installation within 2 minutes, Super quiet, effortless, all cables included, XP environment using the USB
okay so far9/15/2010
I am only using the USB, not eSATA, and so far after 4 months is working fine - but I only use it to back up data. It is kinda noisy - makes clunking noises, so I hope the drive is not going bad. My Iomega is much quieter. I gave it an overall and performance score of 4 because of the noise issue. Buy.com ships very quickly, am very happy with them. I received the rebate, but only after I emailed the rebate company to see what was taking so long; they said they would send the rebate, and I received the check a few days later.
Great External HDD (so far)8/16/2010
Only been using this for 2 - 3 weeks, and it has works great as a DVR extender HDD (for a Moxi box from Charter). It was easy to install and works seamlessly, but that's mostly Moxi not the hard drive.
External Hard Drive8/16/2010
The drive works great. Good capacity, easy configuration.
I have no complaints with either the drive or the rebate. I received the rebate check 5 weeks after submission. Using via the USB connection for backups of music & video files.
Works As Extra DVR Drive3/30/2010
Plugged this into Sci Atl 8300HDC (via eSATA) from WOW here in Michigan, it recognized it, formatted the drive and was up and running in 10 minutes. Storage use went from ~50% to 5%! Sweeeeet! Internal drive appears to be Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 (32MB buffer?) Now if only the rebate shows up!
Great Drive! Apply For Rebate CAREFULLY ! ! !3/28/2010
Great drive . . . solved my problem of having somehow maxed out Computer "C" drive AND two standalones used to back everything up! A Terabyte can do that! My deal was $94.99 with free shipping and a $25.00 rebate - so I got a 1TB drive for 70 bucks! Pretty awesome. NOTE: when you file for the rebate, BELIEVE them when they tell you: " . . . email confirmation of order or sales history receipts will not be accepted as proof of purchase." You HAVE to go onto Buy.com under your account and print a RECEIPT! NOT a "Detailed Billing Summary" ! ! ! If you didn't get a rebate it's probably because you didn't follow the directions for applying for one! Also, on all orders I always advise you NOT pay extra for expedited shipping - with Buy.com you don't need to! I ordered mine Monday evening and I had it Friday morning via FedEx - using FREE SHIPPING. Buy.com is awesome about getting orders SHIPPED!
I bought this eSATA drive for use with my parents Cox Cable DVR. Got it for $90 after mail-in-rebate (haven't got the rebate back yet). Tried it out using the USB 2.0 port first with my laptop and was recognized without a hitch. Then I plugged it into the eSATA port on the HD DVR. Its been working like a charm to store HDTV recordings! Highly recommended
Great Hard Drive with Cool Features1/5/2010
I haven't hooked up the eSATA card, since the USB connection works just fast and fine. Nice thoughtful little features, too - including automatic shut-off after a short period of time. Saves the drive and my electric bill. I would highly recommend this drive and this seller.
Malfunctioned after 35 days12/2/2009
Formatted, transferred about 40 GB files..it started malfunctioning after 35 days. I am retunring it with postage out of my pocket, since Micronet does not pay for returning the product.
Rebate is a fraud12/2/2009
No matter what you do, the company that administrates the rebates denies all claims. This drive is a good value but don't factor the rebate into it because you'll never get it.
Fantom GreenDrive Pro 1TB eSATA and USB 2.0 7200RP10/19/2009
The size is perfect, case is solid and sharp looking. Set up was a breeze. I am very happy with this purchase.