Fantom Green Drive Quad 2TB USB 2.0/eSATA/Firewire 400/800 Aluminum External Hard Drive - GD2000Q
Mfg Part#: GD2000Q
Rakuten.com Sku: 211108358
UPC 14: 00749656136199
|GreenDrive Quad is Fantom Drive’s answer to energy reduction and environmental responsibility by utilizing up to 40% less power without sacrificing performance.|
The GreenDrive Quad employs variable speed disk mechanisms that increase their rotational
velocity in response to host demand, resulting in virtually no performance degradation vs. a 7200RPM disk.
Additionally, no lead is used in any component of the GreenDrive Quad, making it Restriction of
Hazardous Substances Directive (ROHS) as well as California Electronic Waste Recycling Act compliant. As a matter of fact, even the soy-based inks used to print the box are environmentally friendly.
GreenDrive yields an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over competitors’ drives while maintaining solid performance. That power savings equates to reducing CO2 emission by up to 60 kilograms per drive per year – the equivalent of taking your car off the road
for 14 days each year, and saving up to $14 per year in electricity costs depending on the power-on-hours.
GreenDrive Quad Features
Reduce power consumption up to 40%
eSATA cable included
NTI Shadow 4 with Ninja for PC and Mac
eSATA and USB 2.0 interface
Blazing fast 300MB/s eSATA port
PC & Mac compatible
Quiet fan-free design
Compact aluminum enclosure
NTI Shadow 4 with Ninja Features
Two Way Sync with multiple computers and drives
Ninja for USB drives adds customized public and private partitions, 256-bit encryption and password on a PC
Continuous data protection and scheduled backups
Capacity alert so you know when to add more space
Version control delivers multiple revisions of your files
Drag and Drop plus 1-Click “Quick Restore”
Improved user interface for even easier backup and file sharing
Graph layout of Source and Destination devices to quickly understand capacity
3 Customer Reviews
Nice drive - very quiet! 2/1/2014
ruralbob from Macomb, IL
I bought this drive to replace a 1TB Fantom drive that I was using as a Time Machine backup drive. This drive works very well, albeit a bit differently from the previous one. Two primary differences: 1) It is extremely quiet. The old drive would "alert" me when a backup was occurring because I could hear it spin up. I am virtually unaware of this one. 2) It goes to sleep when not in use. Some have reported problems with this and, initially, it appeared that backups would occasionally not occur because the drive went to sleep and would not wake up. After a couple of weeks of use, however, that problem seems to have gone away. I am very happy with the drive thus far (and will post an update if things change).
Wake Up! 1/9/2012
Flyboydan0 from Edison, NJ
Works OK on my work PC, but will not wake up on either of my Macs. It appears I'm not the only Mac user that has this issue either. I tried both 1394 connections and the USB connection and still had the same sleeping drive issue. The only way to get the system to respond is to turn off the drive and turn it back on again. This can cause data loss and is sure to bring up an unsafe drive removal. Mac users are best to shop for an alternative. My Studio Pro from Western Digital works perfect.
a good back-up drive 9/15/2011
I wanted it for video storage for project work.
Seems to do what's needed for fast transfer.