Confused by all the Fantom G-Force 1TB Drives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by majordude, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    Okay. I need a 1TB, Firewire 800 drive and I think I have settled on Fantom's G-Force drives because of all the favorable reviews around here.

    1. There is this fat one with a fan and 32MB data cache for $260...
    2. There is this fat one with a fan and 16MB data cache for $325... (less for more?)
    3. There is this skinny one without a fan and 16MB cache for $280...

    I sort of like #3 but I'm worried about it not having a fan. Drives run hot and I live where it can get hot. #1 seems good because of the fan and more cache, yet #2 costs more. Why? :confused:

    I'm confused. :mad:
     
  2. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    Okay. I called the manufacturer. I decided to go with this one (the MDC1000). :D Might get it tomorrow via FedEx! :eek:
     
  3. ramlax13 macrumors member

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    just curious, what was the difference? What did they tell you?
     
  4. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    From those pages the $325 has more ( sort of ) - it's a 800 GB, 7200 RPM,RAID 0 setup, less storage more speed?

    The $259 is a 1TB triple interface drive .... and tat is all it tells you.


    Did they tell you that $325 model is discontinued? I am on the fantomdrives.com site and cannot find that one.
     
  5. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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    One was discontinued, one was wrong (said it was Firewire 800... but it wasn't).
     

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