- Brand Name: Micronet
- Model Number: GD1500EU
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 2 years
- Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
- Hard Disk Description: External
Fantom GreenDrive 1.5TB USB 2.0/eSATA Desktop External Hard Drive with 2 Year Warranty GD1500EU
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- Green Drive eSATA / USB 2.0 External Hard Drives offer an affordable and reliable storage solution for USB and eSATA enabled PC's and Macs.
- eSATA and USB 2.0 InterfaceBlazing Fast 300MB/s eSATA portPC and MAC CompatibleFan Free DesignCompact Aluminum Enclosure
- Quality & Durability The Green Drive family of external hard drives feature a sturdy aluminum casing for maximum durability, a fan-free design for virtually silent operation and can be stored horizontally or vertically to optimize your work space.
- Go Green with Fantom Green Drives.The Green Drive family of external hard drives feature the latest advances in power saving technology and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) compliance standards.
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These drives are not meant to be taken apart by anyone without the proper tools; that is to say, there were no easy screws to get the drive out of the shell. But, with enough application, it happened. And to my surprise, when I removed the external from the shell, was a giant Western Digital sticker plastered on the drive.
Western Digital has notorious USB problems and drive failures. When I researched external hard drives before deciding on the Fantom, I consciously decided not to buy Western Digital. They seemed to have a one-in-four failure rate. So I was pretty peeved when I discovered that I had inadvertently bought one.
Money is tight for most and when relatively expensive products fail on a regular basis, it breeds frustration. I am deeply frustrated with my external hard drive situation. I spent good money on a product that I feel, deceived me. The customer service response was less than stellar and their ability to help felt sub-par. I cannot, under any circumstances, recommend this product to anyone. If you do/have purchased one and it hasn't failed, consider yourself lucky. Otherwise, avoid at all costs.
I am ordering a Hitachi Simple Drive (none of this green drive garbage) instead because the Fantom customer service department refuses to respond to any of my requests for service. I also found on Microsoft's site that this drive and Windows 7 64 bit is still under "review" and Microsoft is working with the manufacturer...read: this drive doesn't always work with Windows 7 64 bit---seems to depend on the computer. A colleague of mine has Windows 7 64 bit and his Fantom drive works fine so obviously my computer may have other drivers that are conflicting with this fantom or this drive simply doesn't work well on this model HP (I won't buy another HP either but that's another review).
Very disappointed with this drive. I also had problems using Acronis in Vista 64 bit too and it always seemed to find "bad sectors" or showed delay write errors yet works fine with XP. I even ran chkdsk on it and did a full format in XP and no issues were found so this drive is not bad in any way--it's a compatibility issue either with drivers or conflicting with this HP hardware on some level or what not--I'm tired of troubleshooting the issue as I need this to simply work. An external hard drive via USB should NOT require this much effort or it's useless to any user. I ended having to subscribe to Mozy online backup which is excellent--no hardware and it just works plus covers the issue of saving data offsite!Read more ›
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Two of these drives failed in less than a week of purchasing them. I use external hard drives extensively and have several that are 4-10 years old and have traveled the world with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Melanie Matheu
This unit failed in less than a year of very little use. I would do a total back up from my computer, disconnect and store it in a fire proof safe once a month. Read morePublished 7 months ago by phillip obrien
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this I love, this is my 3rd one and this is my biggest as far as data goes, awesome piece of equipment.Published 11 months ago by G & M Watters
I've been using my green drives for 4+ years now. I have 3 of them. No issues.Published 12 months ago by Richard