Summary: Over the past 3 weeks I decided to replace my old Vista 2008 HTPC build with that $240 Zotac Zbox Nano PC (with Bing lol) that comes loaded with all those USB 3.0 ports on the back. It only had a 60gb SSD in it so I got this to compensate for it's small storage.
Pros: This USB 3.0 is fast!!!
Cons: Not enough reviews and haven't used it long enough to determine if it will last for a long time.
Pros: It really easy to install take like 5 seconds. Does not make much noise. It great for gaming on this with steam, its fast. you get a really good hard drive for a bit of a high price, but its worth it.
Summary: I am using this unit with a 2014 Mac Mini. The performance seems good so far. However, since my Mac Mini, including the internal hard drive is dead quiet, this Fantom breaks the silence in my home office with a constant low buzz. And there are times when I first turn it on, that it is really loud.
Summary: You pay more, but you get what you pay for.
Pros: I am using this drive for backup of my Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 server. I rotate drives with one stored offsite. It set up easily and works fine. I have several Fantom drives. The oldest are 5 years old. None has failed yet. All other external drives I have bought have failed after a whi...
Cons: More expensive than some other external drives.
Ripped apart to use it as a laptop drive ! Perfect !
Anton Iliev, Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: Probably Demand/Supply is the pricing factor for external and internal portable hard drive , because it's weird that you can buy portable drive cheaper than internal one. I snapped this deal at $53, and sold the enclosure for $15, so 1 TB hard drive cost me $38 !
Pros: Work as intended, fast, plenty of storage space, look is nice. I also see the on/off switch on the back as a plus ... it dosen't start everytime I light up my PC ... I only turn it on when I have something to backup.
Cons: None to this day ... we'll see if it fails faster than my old Seagate ...
Summary: This is not an HD, it is a large thumb drive with a tet of memory. (No spinning disk within.) Using it is the same as using a thumb drive. Not my preferred operation for an external drive. Like most mass produced technology, the cord is barely long enough to use the device. Does what it claims.