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ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 USB 3.0 External Drive Review

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DashDrive Elite HE720 Detailed Features

The DashDrive Elite HE720is shipped in a simple package which contains the DashDrive, a quick start guide and a small USB 3.0 cable.

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Installation of the DashDrive Elite HE720 couldn’t be easier. Plugging it in to an available USB 3.0 port brings up the Windows file manager and shows the product with approximately 465 GB of available storage. The single LED status indicator on the HE720 lights up to indicate connection to the host PC.

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Most USB 3.0 devices ship with a small 1 foot USB cable, and the Elite HE720 is no different. This potentially makes locating the portable device a bit awkward, as most USB 3.0 ports are on the back of the computer, and access to a flat surface to place the device is not always available.

The good news is that the DashDrive Elite HE720 is small enough and light enough to just hang off the end of the USB cable for temporary attachment to the computer. This is probably the same way you will attach the device with the included cable to a smart HDTV, as most HDTV USB ports are somewhere in the middle of the back or side of the TV. The purchase of a longer USB 3.0 cable is highly recommended.

That little button at one end of the device won’t do too much until you install the free companion software from the ADATA website. After installation of the software you are able to initiate a backup of selected directories by pressing the button on the DashDrive Elite HE720. This is probably of limited usefulness, but it is a nice extra feature.


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