ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 External Hard Drive Review
By Akim Green
Manufacturer: ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: DashDrive Durable HD710 Waterproof/Shock-Resistant USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Model Number: AHD710-1TU3-CYL
Price As Tested: $92.25 (Amazon | Newegg)
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.
Have you ever felt that data stored on your external hard drives is unsafe due to the risk of dropping it, or getting it wet? Fear no more, ADATA has provided a solution in the form of their waterproof, shockproof HD710 portable HDD. Although it won’t protect your data if dropped from a rooftop or into a lake, you can rest assured that your data will be safe after minor drops and coffee spills. Following suit, ADATA has used an USB 3 interface to ensure speedy transfers with compatible machines. The HD710 is a little more expensive than other portable hard drives of the same storage capacity, it is therefore up to the consumer to decide whether or not the extra protection is worth the added cost. There are many demonstrations of the rigidity of this product on the web, in this article, Benchmark reviews will taker a closer look at the construction of this device as well as evaluate it’s performance.
The device under inspection is also available in blue and black, and capacities of 500GB and 750GB. The Superspeed USB 3 interface on this device promises high data transfer rates, it will be tested in a few benchmarks, and it’s results will be compared to the WD My Passport, a similar device.
Features And Specifications
- Interface: SuperSpeed USB 3.0
- Transfer Speed: 5400RPM
- Capacity: 1TB
- File System: FAT32
- Warranty: 3 years
- Military-Standard Shockproof
- IEC 529 IPX7 Waterproof
- High-Speed 3.0 Interface
- Protective Rubber Shell