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Reviews and Problems with A-DATA HD710

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Overall 2


Anonymous, Newegg
27 December 2013
  • Pros: Looks Cool. LOves how the USB cable wraps around the rubber casing.
  • Cons: Drive gave trouble out of the box. Very picky on which PCs to perform in USB 3 mode. Few PCs wouldn't even see the drive or it would connect6 and dosconnect all the time. Works fine on these PCs in USB 2 mode though, pointless. Cable connection is VERY LOOSE as mentioned by many reviewers. I have to like not even touch it once a connection is made, lest it loses the connection with the PC and me having to battle all over to get it working. This does NOT happen with my...
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Overall 4

Fast drive

R J., Newegg
5 April 2013
  • Pros: It's fast.
  • Cons: It lost connection while preparing a backup, now it can't be detected by the OS, neither OS X or Win 7.
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Overall 10

Amazing life saver

Daniel S., Newegg
5 February 2013
  • Summary: not as fast as i had hoped
  • Pros: So i really like this hardrive a great deal its
  • Cons: its a little bit bigger then expected and it would never fit into a reasonable sized pocket
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Overall 2


Daniel S., Newegg
19 January 2013
  • Summary: I am going to backup my things on it once then toss it in a drawer somewhere, as it is patently unfit for use as a portable hard drive.
  • Pros: It's cute.
  • Cons: Totally unreliable connection. This drive frequently dismounts without warning, much to the dismay of TrueCrypt. The problem occurs when the drive is laid flat on a stable surface, making it almost useless when traveling with a laptop. Trying to reposition the cable can cause the drive to mount and dismount several times in succession before it finally hooks up.
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Overall 8

Works Fine

Lyndon L., Newegg
16 January 2013
  • Pros: It works,Easy access to the hd because of cheap glue job of the silicon case.
  • Cons: The included cable is very stiff and too short, sort of like Junior.The Silicon shock protection is dot glued to the hard plastic case.
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Overall 10

User Review

Norman J., Newegg
4 January 2013
  • Pros: Excellent hard drive: Great construction, very easy to use and set up....Cable has great design to be portable and convenient. I was able to back up my entire hard drive in a very short period of time.
  • Cons: Haven't found any.....I use it to keep my entire picture library and hard drive back up...
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Overall 10

Gets the job done

Wade H., Newegg
28 December 2012
  • Pros: Have used this daily for 6 months now. The drive itself isn't fast however I am transferring through USB 2.0. I don't expect this drive to be blazing fast but it has not let me down yet.
  • Cons: Like other posts, the usb port on the drive seems to be flimsy but I am assuming this is done to prevent damaging the internal connection. If you are aware of this, it is as simple as being careful when plugging/unplugging the drive. I have not encountered a situation where I would like a longer cord.
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Overall 2

Very Slow Drive

Russell W., Newegg
21 December 2012
  • Pros: Pretty Yellow Color
  • Cons: Slow, Slow, Slow, I have several USB 3 drives I use and they run very fast on my computer, this drive runs slower than my USB 2 drives!
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Overall 6


William R., Newegg
19 December 2012
  • Pros: The drive transfers at a decent speed, holds many files, very durable.
  • Cons: The way the cable attaches to the drive itself is absolutely horrible. It comes out on its own and I find myself having to keep reconnecting it.
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Overall 10

Nice compact Drive and super Quiet

Steve D., Newegg
7 December 2012
  • Pros: compact size
  • Cons: short USB connector cord - was not an issue for me but might be for others
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