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Fantom G-Force 500 GB External Hard Drive - GF500Q

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Excellent Product!

by Meghyn on 11/22/2008

Great product at a wonderful price. Easy to use and easy to reformat and set up. Runs very smoothly without a hitch. It does make a bit of noise every now and then when it is being written to a lot, but very quiet otherwise. Worth getting.

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Featuring the cutting edge eSATA interface, the Fantom Drives G-Force Quad Interface has everything you could ask for from a hard drive. Four interface options, USB 2.0, Firewire 400, 800 & eSATA, make the G-Force Quad Interface drive the premier storage device for everyone from IT professionals to home users. With a maximum throughput of 300MB/s on eSATA, the G-Force Quad Interface hard drive can handle anything you might throw at it. The MegaDisk Quad Interface features the ruggedness and durability that you’ve come to expect from Fantom Drives. The compact fan-free heat-dissipating aluminum design allows for portability and near silent operation. It also offers the option of resting either horizontally or vertically with an included stand. This Quad Interface drive is the perfect solution, whether you want a place to store your DVD library or need to backup your music, movies, games and other 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.


Manufacturer Micronet
Mfg Part# GF500Q
SKU 206821010
UPC 749656135352
UPC 14 00749656135352
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Type: External Hard Disk
Power Supply: 110/220 V (Universal Power Supply)
Form Factor: External Unit
Host Interface: eSATA/Firewire 800/Firewire 400/USB 2.0
Capacity: 500GB
Data Buffer Cache: 16MB
Access Time: 8.5ms
Drive RPM: 7200
Bus Transfer Rate (Maximum): 300MB/S (eSATA), 100MB/S (FireWire 800), 50MB/S (Firewire 400), 60 MB/S (USB 2.0)
OS Support: Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 10.2 or higher
Package Contents: G-Force Quad Hard Drive, eSATA cable, USB 2.0 cable, Firewire 800 cable, Firewire 400 cable, Power Cord, User Manual, NTI Shadow Backup Software
Warranty Information: Warranty Terms: One-year limited
Product Dimensions: 7.75" x 4.5" x 1.375"
Product Weight: 2.4 lbs
Box Dimensions: 10.5" x 9" x 3 1/4"
Box Weight: 5 lbs
UPC: 749656135352
Tech Specs
Host Interface USB 2.0 USB / 7-pin eSATA / 6-pin IEEE 1394a FireWire / 9-pin IEEE 1394b FireWire
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Buffer 16 MB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer MicroNet Technology
Product Type Hard Drive
Brand Name Fantom
Manufacturer Part Number GF500Q
Product Line G-Force
Product Name G-Force Hard Drive
Package Contents G-Force Hard Drive eSATA cable USB 2.0 cable Firewire 800 cable Firewire 400 cable Power Cord User Manual Software Media Including: NTI Shadow Backup Software
Compatibility USB 1.1 Plug n Play
Hot Swappable Yes
Form Factor External
Platform Support PC / Mac
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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