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ADATA DashDrive Durable Series HD710 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Water & Shock Proof Portable Hard Drive AHD710-500GU3-CBK

  • Outstanding Product design
  • Military MIL-STD-810G 516.6 Shockproof Standard
  • IPX7 Waterproof Standard
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Interface
  • 3 years warranty
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The DashDrive Durable HD710 external hard drive has arrived, providing mobile, rapid, and dependable data access in a rugged and sporty package. The housing of the HD710 is comprised of a unique silicone material, and the drive incorporates military-grade shockproof and waterproof (IPX7) construction with an ultra-fast USB 3.0 interface. Its lively outlook and dynamic design match the requirements and style of sports and outdoor enthusiasts, with color options including blue, yellow, and black.

  • newegg Military-Grade Waterproof and Shockproof Construction No more worries about losing valuable data due to spilled drinks. The DashDrive Durable HD710 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. The DashDrive Durable HD710 also passed the stringent Military MIL-STD-810G 516.5 drop test. This drive is capable of handling the toughest conditions, and still delivers the blazing fast USB 3.0 transmission speed consumers have come to expect.
  • newegg Wrap-around USB Cable The USB cable tucks into a wrap-around exterior slot in the drive casing, providing an elegant storage solution that matches the highly practical characteristics of the device.
  • newegg Blue LED Indicator The DashDrive Durable HD710 2.5” external hard 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Christopher M.
  • 2/22/2014 3:46:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe ultimate drive

Pros: After weeks of searching I found this drive , it is shock proof

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Glad I bought it

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  • Jacob C.
  • 2/4/2013 12:13:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy it

Pros: Looked kinda cool.

Cons: This drive comes in many other colors. Read teh reviews of the other colors and you will see others complain of this drive not staying connected. Thats because its true. I experienced the same thing. During the middle of file transfers the drive randomly ejects itself and you get the windows found new hardware music tone every five seconds. Sometimes I couldn't even finish a data transfer without it being interupted by disconnect. I should have read the reviews better. Its due to the cable being VERY loose. If you accidentally breathe near it then it will disconnect. If a truck drives by your house it will disconnect. If a butterfly in Africa lands a little to hard it will disconnect. To get it to finally finish the data transfer I had to walk around on egg shells to not disturb it.
Also the rubber casing is put on in a cheap manner. The edges peel away with the slightest touch.

Other Thoughts: Every one complains about the cable being too short. It is, but from my research this is necessary so that the drive can get the amount of power it needs to run through USB. Not really a con, just the way it is. All external USB3.0 drives like this will have the same length of cable.

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We are sorry that you have had difficulties with our product. Please contact us directly to assist with warranty for this unit.

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  • Roman P.
  • 9/5/2012 1:41:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTough as nails!

Pros: Extremely durable USB 3.0 drive. I purchased it to carry my music with me when I perform as clubs and bars. The second day I had it, ended up dropping it on concrete when unloading the truck, worked like a champ all night after the fall. I've bashed on this thing for the last month (not on purpose), and it still works. The cable attaches nicely to the body of the drive, so that you don't have to carry them around separately. The USB 3.0 connector on the drive has a rubber flap to cover it as well. Overall the drive is extremely tough and well worth the money. Has a HDD activity LED.

Cons: No Cons. See other Thoughts.

Other Thoughts: I would suggest making the entire case rubber. As it stands, the drive is roughly 60-70% rubber. with a plastic/lexan type of material in the middle. Making the entire case rubber would make the drive look and feel even more durable.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/2/2012 8:09:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: good drive for backup, looks and works nice, i dont plan to submerge it in water or drop it on purpose but it seems durable

Cons: attached USB cable is stiff and short, would be great *hint* *hint* if they included an extra longer USB cable that doesn't need to snap on the drive

Other Thoughts: would buy this product(s) from ADATA again well worth the money

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  • Nicolas S.
  • 5/18/2012 2:25:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid unit

Pros: This drive is solid as a rock and is more than double the speed of my old failing usb 2.0 drive.

Cons: The usb cable is quite short for using with a desktop computer which has no front usb 3.0 plug, but it's normal because the cable is made to clip around the drive itself.

Other Thoughts: It's a perfect drive for those who travel a lot while using it with a laptop. In my case, I'm using it mainly with a desktop computer so I had to buy a longer cable.

This is the first time I buy ADATA products and I'm quite impressed by the quality/performance. I plan on buying more of your products in the near future.

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