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ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review

When it comes to portable hard drives there are two things you always want.  You want the drive to be small enough it is easy to carry around with you and you want the transfer feed to be fast.  Today we are taking a look at a portable hard drive that not only is thin and easy to carry with you and is super fast it also looks awesome.  I am talking about ADATA’s DashDrive Elite HE720.  The HE720 is the world’s first 8.9mm ultra-thin external hard drive.  It features USB 3.0 connectivity for super fast transfer speeds and has a stainless steel casing with 9H scratch resistance.  Read on as we check this drive out.

Special thanks to ADATA for providing us with the DashDrive Elite HE720 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive to review.

Specifications

Capacity 500GB
Color Titanium
Dimensions (L x W x H) 117 x 79 x 8.9mm (4.6 x 3.1 x 0.4in)
Weight 164g (0.4 lb)
Interface (USB) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
Interface (HDD) 2.5″ SATA II
System requirements Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later / Linux Kernel 2.6 or later
Temperature Operating 5ºC~50ºC; Storage -40ºC~60ºC
Accessories USB 3.0 cable; Quick Start Guide
Texture Stainless steel metal brushed surface, plus mirror-like polish
Warranty 3 years
(Where differences may exist, this warranty term supersedes information shown elsewhere.)

Packaging
The DashDrive Elite HE720 comes in a very nice retail box that has a photo of the unit on the front and lets us know this is the 500GB version.  If we flip the box over there is a listing of specifications, system requirements and package contents.

ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Getting everything out of the package you have the drive itself, short USB 3.0 cable and quick start guide.

ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

To give you a good idea of how the DashDrive Elite HE720 comes check out our unboxing and overview video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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