We received the gold version of the SE730H, but it also comes in red as well. No word on if ADATA will be releasing more colors. The gold actually looks really good and the housing of the drive is metal so it has a good feel in your hands. On the main side of the drive there is an ADATA logo.
Flipping over to the back we have a few different markings as well as the product name.
When I first took the SE720H out of the package I was surprised at how small it really is. It really is not much larger than a flash drive! Its official dimensions are 72.7 x 44 x 12.2mm / 2.8 x 1.7 x 0.4″ (LxWxH), and it only weighs in at 33g / 1.1oz. So it is definitely something you can easily throw in your pocket. Below you will see photos of it on my hand (I don’t have very large hands), and next to a typical 2.5-inch solid state drive.
This drive is also made to last. It has IP68 dust and waterproofing, ADATA tells us it will survive for an hour in 1.5m of water. The drive also meets MIL-STD-810G 516.6 impact resistance so you don’t have to worry about it breaking if you drop it. The one end of the drive opens up to reveal the USB 3.1 Type-C connection and a small indication LED.
Obviously this is not the type of drive we can open up completely, but one of the changes with this drive compared to previous ADATA external solid state drives is that it features 3D TLC NAND. This gives is 25% longer lifespan compared to previous generation SE730 drives and should cut cost down a little.