So I want to get an external HDD...

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  1. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Has anyone heard of or used a Fantom drive before? I just saw this on Gizmodo / newegg and Im tempted:
    http://www.gamerhotline.com/fantom-greendrive-pro-2tb-usb-2-0-esata-external-hard-drive-119-99/

    Are they reliable or should I just suck it up and go with WD or seagate or wait for a lower price?
     
  2. str8bucs macrumors regular

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    macmall has it on sale today
    http://www.macmall.com/n/Deal-Of-The-Day/macCustomPages-961
     
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    That's the 500gb one. I want to get the 2tb. They have it for $150. That means if it's on macmall it's trusted, right?
     
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    yeah you can trust them.... they are highly recommended
     
  5. sulhaq macrumors regular

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    I have a Fantom 500 gb quite frankly I cannot recommend it for you. It just plain sucks.

    Less than 6 months into the purchase the drive started locking up on me. I cannot watch or listen to any media I saved on it. It always locks up and the only way to fix it is to cycle power. I once waited as long as 2 hours but the light on the drive turns red and stays red until I cycle power. The worse is when you are copying over a really big project and the damn thing locks up at 99% completion.

    This is a 6 month old drive. On the other hand, the acomdata 250 gb I have that's well over 2 years old runs smooth and never locks up.

    Take my advice and pay $50 more for a reputable drive and save yourself the headache.

    I personally recommend getting the 1 TB version of WD My Passport. I just got it a couple days ago and its great. It's on sale right now for $149.99 It's 1 TB less but I'd take that over not having to hassle with power adapters any day.

    Just my two cents...
     
  6. La-vida227 macrumors member

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    Newegg has it for 119 after a $20 mail in rebate...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-_-22207017-L1C&AID=10446076&PID=3300033&SID=
     

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