ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 – Thinnest External Hard Drive now Available

Published on September 30th, 2012

ADATA Technology recently released the world’s thinnest external hard drive, the ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720, that sports a USB 3.0 connectivity. Its body is made up of brushed stainless steel surface with a thickness of just 8.9mm making it the world’s thinnest external hard drive. The DashDrive Elite HE720’s brushed metal case features a protective layer that provides 9H scratch resistance and prevents damage even in long term use.

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The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 also features a “one-touch-backup” which automatically backups and synchronizes data by pressing the button located at the front side of the drive near the bright blue LED indicator, that indicates power and data transfer status. The USB 3.0 connectivity offers faster data transfer rate at the same time it’s fully compatible with previous USB versions, like to commonly used interface today, USB 2.0.

The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 comes in 500GB capacity with three (3) year warranty service. Also, if you purchase ADATA’s external storage devices, you are eligible for a free download of the latest Norton Internet Security 2012 anti-virus software (60 day trial version only).

ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 Specifications

Dimensions: 117 x 79 x 8.9mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 164g
Device Interface: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
HDD Interface: 2.5″ SATA II
Capacity: 500GB
System Compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Linux Kernel 2.6 or later
Warranty: 3 years
Temperature: Operating 5ºC~50ºC; Storage -40ºC~60ºC
Box Contents: HE720; USB 3.0 Cable; Quick Start Guide

DashDrive Elite HE720 Review

According to a test conducted by ADATA Technologies, the HE720 external hard drive produced a write speed of 107MB/s and read speed of 109 MB/s while transferring a 7.89GB file via USB 3.0. This result is a real world data transfer performance result produced by ATTO Disk Benchmark. But using a USB 2.0 interface, the average read/write transfer speeds were around 34MB/s only.

Price and Availability

The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 is available on leading online stores.

You might also want to consider Western Digital My Passport Edge or Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3.

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