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ADATA Superior Series 2.5" 500GB SH93 Water & Shock Proof External Hard Drive (Yellow) Model ASH93-500GU-CYL

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  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Drop safe guard Water Proof

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ADATA Superior Series SH93, the world’s first waterproof and shock-resistant portable HDD, is a heavily armored storage device designed especially for people with mobile and athletic lifestyles. Wrapped in a rubberized enclosure, its innovative waterproof structure and all-protective Styrofoam on the inside, the Superior Series SH93 serves to ruggedly shield valuable data from water and damage caused by accidental drops or hard impact. The Superior Series SH93’s vibrant color and clean-cut design exude unique charm that appeals to the most active users.

  • newegg The First-Ever Waterproof HDD No more worries about losing valuable data due to spilled drinks. The Superior Series SH93 passed the stringent IEC 529 IPX7 test, in which the device proved water-tight after being submerged in meter-deep water for up to 30 minutes.
  • newegg Military-class Shock Resistance With its unique shock-absorbing structure, the Superior Series SH93 also passed the U.S. military-class MIL-STD-810F 516.5 drop test. Its rugged design survives those inevitable occasional knocks and bumps, and survives accidental drops onto tough surfaces, thus greatly enhancing survivability of stored information.
  • newegg Wrap-around USB Cable The unique wrap-around USB cable storage design enhances portability while preventing cable misplacement, so you needn’t worry about forgetting or losing the cable. The cable attaches snugly to the sides of the device.
  • newegg Blue LED Indicator The Superior Series SH93 2.5” Portable Hard Disk Drive features a bright cold-blue LED indicator that shines through the enclosure to indicate power and data transfer status.
  • newegg Smart Power: The Means for Total Protection Known for being top quality and their remarkable performance and innovative designs, ADATA portable hard disk drives have more than “hard power” to offer, notably the most valuable software. The OStoGO tool assists you by converting your Microsoft Windows 7 Installation DVD to ADATA portable storage devices, providing you the convenience of being able to quickly install Windows 7 via USB Booting without the need for an optical drive. The powerful HDDtoGo tool synchronizes data, e-mails and your Favorites, affording you true mobility. Norton Internet Security 2011 (60-day trial) safeguards your data from viruses and other harmful processes. Registering your ADATA product online gives you this protection for free. (Free download of the valuable software and product registry are available for ADATA products printed with the Software Download mark only.)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Thanh L.
  • 12/8/2012 1:10:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsADATA does it again!

Pros: best external HDD and the company is always top of the line!

This external HDD is also great for LED TV that use USB 2.0 ports

Cons: N/A

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  • Randi P.
  • 12/6/2012 1:59:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGreat... if it works

Pros: Looks neat, stores the cable, and claims to be rugged.

Cons: Stopped working after 1 month of use. I had formatted it, loaded it up with files, and never moved it from that computer. Then one day, it wouldn't open and it kept asking to be formatted. I don't want to format it, I want my information. After contacting the company, I'm at a loss of what to do. Here's their response:

"We do not manufacture the internal hard disk so cannot offer data recover, and the companies that manufacture these drives do not offer data recovery as well. Our suggestion would be to use the one of the data recovery."


Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry that you had difficulties with our product. If the drive asks to be formatted the file system has gone corrupt. This is normally due to the drive not being ejected or properly removed. Since this uses a traditional spinning drive, please always remember to safely remove.

Data recovery is normally not covered by manufacturer warranties. Most our customer have had luck recovering their data using the program links below.

If you are still experiencing issues or need additional support please contact our office directly, one of support members will be happy to assist you.

ADATA Customer Service Phone#: 1-888-962-3282 Option 4

Support Email:

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  • Keltys B.
  • 10/26/2012 7:40:53 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat external backup drive

Pros: I have purchased these for several of my customers to backup their servers. They get a couple of different colors and alternate them. They look slick, have decent speeds, and are reliable.

Cons: Write speed could be a little faster.

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  • Jon C.
  • 9/25/2012 7:17:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful drive

Pros: This was one of the best purchases I have made hard drive wise in a long time. I just needed something portable, reliable and durable. On paper this drive fit the bill. In reality it has exceeded my expectation. Write performance is around 32-34 MB/s via USB2.0 and it is whisper quiet. I was amazed at the performance number based on it being USB powered.

Cons: As with any USB drive you MUST go through the standard "Eject" method of drive removal or risk losing everything on the drive. I am in such habit of simply pulling flash drives out that I did the same thing with this drive and lost everything on it. This is not a fault of the drive but rather the interface. All USB drives are this way. Occasionally it can be a little time consuming (60 seconds or more) but most of the time its nearly instant. It just depends on your activity over the USB bus.

Other Thoughts: I actually logged on to Newegg to purchase another one of these for a family member and thought I would leave a review. I rely on Newegg reviews as much as I do professional ones.

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  • Samuel A.
  • 7/13/2012 9:43:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for Work

Pros: Excellent drive for storing work information. Nice, short cable for working on small desks when traveling.

Simple enough for most users, pick format and go.

Seems to be sturdy enough to handle some serious bumps and scrapes.

Cons: Gets dusty very quickly.

Other Thoughts: Haven't had any problems yet, but HDD hasn't been through much wear and tear.

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  • Ben C.
  • 6/24/2012 7:47:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Looks rugged.

Cons: Its not. Stopped working after two days sitting on a table in my house. The case may be shock proof but the inside is not.

Other Thoughts: Should have purchased name brand. Cost me $11.00 to send this junk back. Never more.

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  • Eric B.
  • 6/14/2012 9:42:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate after about a year

Pros: This device rocks, period. Regardless of what PC I plug into which are old Win XP jobs. Use for backup of old system and app software to rehab older PC's. USB speed is better than expected and consistent. This is the first USB powered HD device I've ever purchased and it delivers as promised. I did drop once on hard surface by accident and tested after incident and still works, early on. Also have plugged into both main PC USB and powered USB HUB ports and it works every time.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Got it cheaper but it's still worth the current price. This is a solid device. I still would not dunk in water like dude who put in toilet, for lots of reasons. Adata is good buy and so is Newegg. If you don't have USB 3.0 spec hardware this is the external drive to get.

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  • joshua h.
  • 5/21/2012 12:25:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssleek looking

Pros: Does what I need it to do, no issues on arrival. Alot nicer looking than I thought; It looked a little flashy in the picture but it's pretty sleek looking and the rubber exterior is nice. It definetly feels sturdy and I like that too.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I like that the usb cable can be securely attached to the hard drives case itself.

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  • Paul S.
  • 4/26/2012 1:34:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: sturdy, fast, quiet

Cons: none so far

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/1/2012 2:06:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsSH12 ADATA

Pros: Nice looking drive

Cons: easy to use

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