ADATA DashDrive HV610 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Review

Usage & Testing
Getting the HV610 setup is pretty simple, all you have to do is plug it into a USB 3.0/2.0 port on your computer and it will automatically be detected. Then you can go ahead and start using it. ADATA does not include any companion or backup software with the drive, but really most software that comes with portable drives is useless.

So how does the drive perform? We will be using HD Tune to test the speeds of the HV610. Up first the read benchmark.

hdtune read

As you can see the drive had an average transfer speed of 80.7MB/s, which is pretty good. Remember this drive does have a mechanical drive inside so speeds are dependent on that.

We ran HD Tune’s file benchmark that is actually two tests in one. The first test is a transfer speed test that will give you a good idea of sequential read and write speeds.

hdtune file1

The second test is the block size measurement which is a file transfer test using different file sizes.

hdtune file2

The transfer speeds are right around 100MB/s, which is very good. How does the USB 3.0 speed compare to USB 2.0? Check out our graph below.


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