Closer Look: DashDrive Elite HE720
You could say the DashDrive Elite HE720 really shines when it comes to appearance. About the size of a typical smart phone, the HE720 is wrapped in highly polished stainless steel and features rounded bevel edging. One downside of the highly polished surface is that it quickly collects fingerprints and smudges. The only visible external features are a small status light, the USB 3.0 connector and a small recessed button labeled “backup”.
The back of the device contains the product identification sticker and four microscopic bumps to provide one micrometer of clearance when it is resting on a flat surface. One thing is certain, you will not be taking this unit apart out of curiosity or in an attempt to upgrade the hard drive. It appears to be almost hermetically sealed .
The thin form factor of the DashDrive Elite HE720 makes it very easy to place the device in your pocket, purse or laptop case. The same thin form factor can also make the device easy to misplace in a bag full of papers and folders. And although the device fits just about anywhere you would normally place your smart phone, it’s nearly half pound weight makes it a bit uncomfortable to place in a shirt pocket.