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Fantom Drives Targets Prosumers

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Fantom Drives, innovator of powerful storage systems, today announces its new G-Force MegaDisk eSATA+USB high performance external storage system with multiple RAID options, high-capacities, and dual interface connectivity. Now available in 1.0 TB,
1.5 TB and 2.0 TB capacities, the Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk storage system also includes NTI Shadow Backup, for real-time continuous backup.

Fantom Drives' newest offering in its G-Force MegaDisk series provides both the eSATA and USB 2.0 interface. By providing both interfaces, the G-Force MegaDisk eSATA+USB 2.0 device enables the user to choose between the high performance (300 MB/S) eSATA or the more ubiquitous (60 MB/S) USB 2.0 interfaces. Because eSATA may not be available on older computers, USB 2.0 allows the user to use the G-Force MegaDisk with Macs or PCs that lack an eSATA port.

Fantom Drives' new offering has RAID built in. The user configurable RAID modes include RAID 0 (disk striping) for maximum speed, RAID 1 (disk
mirroring) for maximum fault tolerance, JBOD (just a bunch of disks - direct
mapping) for maximum flexibility, or Spanning for simple large volume support at bus speeds as high as 300 MB/s. RAID software comes installed on the G-Force MegaDisk eSATA+USB 2.0 drive.

The new drive system is housed in an attractive aluminum enclosure that is designed to dissipate heat. The enclosure features one eSATA port and one USB 2.0 port. The drive can be used on Macs or PCs with an eSATA port or USB 2.0/1.1 interface.

"With the size of the typical user's digital content growing at amazing rates, the need for backup and storage of these files becomes essential.
The external storage unit that we're announcing today, with capacities as high as 2 TB, meets that need for many users. Photos, music, videos, DVDs and other content can be easily stored, backed up, and retrieved using our MegaDisk eSATA+USB drive," Joe Trupiano, Director of Marketing at Fantom Drives said. "Because we offer multiple configuration options, the user can choose high performance, high capacity, high security, or the ability to independently configure the drives in these systems."

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