Fantom Drives, a consumer, prosumer and SMB data storage innovator, today announced the company’s new G-Force 3.1 high performance external flash storage suite for use with throughput intensive video and creative applications. The new drive models are available in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB SSD capacities and include transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, featuring USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C connectivity. The lightning fast data transfer rates support applications in photography, 4K video storage/editing, music and large file storage/migration.
Fantom Drives G-Force 3.1 flash storage drives are fully backward compatible with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 ports and ship with both Type A and Type C cables. The high-performance units take SSD storage throughput to the next level, allowing the transfer of a 2-hour long high-definition (1080p) movie (4.7GB) in approximately 10 minutes .
The drives are available with either a black or silver case forged of solid brushed aluminum, durable enough for nearly any mobile operating environment. Finally, desktop computer users seeking the advantages offered by the G-Force 3.1 have the option of upgrading their systems with the company’s new PCIe Host Card (Part Number: PCIEHA) which allows for maximum utilization of the drive’s 10Gbps transfer speeds without having to upgrade the entire computer.
Features of the G-Force 3.1 Include:
• External low profile SSD drive designed for portability
• Choice of black or silver brushed aluminum exterior for durability.
• Available capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB
• Interface: USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C 10Gbps
• Throughput: Up to 560 MB/s Read, 520MB/s Write in testing
• Format: Windows or Mac
“The global market for solid state drives (SSDs) was U.S. $22.80 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach U.S. $100.44 billion by 2026 — growing at a CAGR of 17.9% during the forecast period,” said analysts in a recent report by Stratistics Market Research. For consumers, prosumers and SMBs, the growing volume of digital data, content generation and transfer requirements as well as the need for reliable and fast data storage has elevated the demand for quality external flash storage drives like the Fantom Drives G-Force 3.1 SSD. Other drivers include resistance to physical shock, lower access times, silent operation, and lower latency compared through electromechanical disks.
“The GForce 3.1 provides reliable, high-performance SSD storage to customers with features and functionality unavailable from other manufacturer’s in the same price range,” said Hamid Khorsandi, CEO of Fantom Drives. “Whether using a Windows or Mac system, the plug-and-play drive connects quickly and delivers the throughput to handle the most data intensive projects.”
To support desktop computing users lacking USB 3.1 connectivity, an optional PCIe X4 Host Adapter (Type-C & Type-A) is available that provides two USB 3.1 downstream receptacle ports capable of handling SuperSpeed+ (10 Gbps) throughput. The adapter also provides full backward compatibility with USB3.0, USB2.0, and USB1.1 devices and only requires an empty PCIe 3.0 x4, x8, or x16 slot in the computer for full USB3.1 performance.
Parties interested in purchasing the Fantom Drives GForce 3.1 SSD can call 800-800-DISK or find the product major online retailers, including Walmart.com, Newegg.com, BHPhotoVideo.com, or Amazon.com. Alternately, products can be purchased on the Fantom Drive website at: https://www.fantomdrives.com/c
About MicroNet Technology and Fantom Drives
For over 30 years, Torrance, California-based MicroNet and Fantom Drives have manufactured a full range of storage solutions that customers can rely on. From the affordable G-Force line of desktop products to high-performance RAID and NAS solutions. MicroNet and Fantom Drives continue to lead the industry in reliability, quality, performance and value. Their award-winning storage solutions include G-Force External Hard Drives, RAIDBank4 and Platinum RAID desktop Disk Arrays, Genesis V rackmount RAID, PlatinumNAS and MaxNAS Network Attached Storage (NAS), Optical Drives and a complete range of accessories. For product and reseller information, contact MicroNet and Fantom Drives, at phone: 310-320-7272, fax: 310-328-0202, or on the World Wide Web at www.micronet.com or www.fantomdrives.com.