ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 External HDD Review

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Sponsored by: ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.
Review category: Hard Drives
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The ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 External HDD performs very well, waterproof, shockproof, compact, looks great, available in different capacities and comes in 3 color options. If you're looking for an external HDD durable HDD enclose, this is it.




Hello 3dgameman!

I've read a few complaints about the connect between the drive and cable is loose and intermittent at times, can you address this?




Yesterday I've bought 1 tera yellow-black item... bofore it I did brief marketing studies by comparing price/capacity&perfomanceof different avaiable drives of WD, Transcend, Verbatim & so on... it seems in retail this drive is the most attracting 'cause I've got it for $107/1TB, i.e. less than 11 UScents/1GB !!! Not too bad especially if compare it with WD Elements or Seagate Agent that cost at least 5 to 15 dollars more in Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine today!...
I recently have made direct backup of notebook's HDD - about 70GB of data in 1h30m only, more than 45000 files in it!... perhaps I'll repair this notebook now... :)
So, ADATA HD7100 1TB is really Must-to-Have item!!!


Hi! Thanks for the nice review. I have a question about the hdd that can it be password protected? Does this hdd have option. like wd my passport.


HI. Thanks for the nice review. I have a question that does it have a password protection function. I mean can it be password protected.


does this model of hard drive come in 1tb

Neowarex's picture
Joined: 05/03/2004
Posts: 19

MIL-STD 810G 516.5 now that's a mouthful!

Thanks for the nice review.

I would've said 100% Kickass product but very weird that the burst read rate is only 5.6MB/s.

Did you try it on a USB 2.0 port or another 3.0 port? Sometimes there are issues with the USB 3.0 ports or drivers which slow the hdd down.

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MTN Ranger
Joined: 02/04/2010
Posts: 28

I almost thought you were going to blend it too! Seems like a nice enclosure.


I'm confused, isn't read burst rate supposed to be higher than avg read rate?

Nice "testing" there btw! XD

3dGameMan's picture
Joined: 12/31/2000
Posts: 5401

Yes, I'm not sure why the BURST burst rate is so low, I believe it's a HD Tune issue. I tested and restested it with the same result. Very odd.

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