Summary: Find a different drive to purchase and just take care of it. I should have known this was a mistake from the beginning.
Cons: Update from my previous review. As I mentioned before the USB port was flimsy and now has completely failed me. ADATA will not cover data backup but won't warranty my drive either. I want my data first before I RMA the drive and ADATA mentioned they would give manager approval as long as I had a data recovery business complete this. They call in and they tell them they will not warranty the drive...And now I cannot get a hold of their support to talk either.
Absolute garbage, Don't buy this if you are looking for a HD hard drive able to survive a deployment.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
21 August 2014
Summary: Very cheaply put together. Appears to be a standard hard drive with ADATA livery hot glued to to exterior. Failed during the first backup of a 500gb hd in a 70°F room. Calling this military-spec is just a catch word like you would see on a childrens toy.
after a year the cord connections went bad. I assumed it was an anomaly (replacing the ...
25 July 2014
Summary: bought one, after a year the cord connections went bad. I assumed it was an anomaly (replacing the cord did not help), I bought a second one, same problem. Quite irritating. Don't buy. many other products that will do the same job.
Summary: Bought this new at a local retail store and was assured it was the best on the market. Both water and bump proof... I did not buy because of these "features" dont intend to find out if it is water proof or otherwise... just need a portable 1TB that does not require an AC adapter. It worked well for approximately 3 months and on one day for no reason the drive icon in Windows 8 no longer appeared.
Cons: While the case itself may be rubber covered and shockproof - the cable connection is really weak. Once it gets a little banged you can forget getting it to stay connected. Slightest touch or movement will disconnect and interrupt whatever you are doing.
Summary: ADATA Taiwan support is nothing but rubbish. I emailed them over and over. The techie makes as if he doesn't understand what you're writing to the point he hopes you'll bet fedup and decide to give up. However, ADATA did agree to FIX the drive on condition I courier the drive to them in Taiwan, whish would cost more than how much I paid for the drive. My advice, STAY AWAY. I'd NEVER buy ADATA products again, even if they're half the price as the competirtion.
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...
Summary: Drive seems to work fine, WHEN I can use it. The cable fits much too loose at the drive end, and it gets worse and worse over time. If it's not exactly in the plug, the drive shuts off. This can happen just from placing a coffee cup on the desk next to the drive. If you even just touch the drive, it dies. The cable issues you have read about in the reviews are true. I had a friend who had a 750GB version USB2, and it had a different cable.
Summary: Worst hard-drive i've ever had.. doesn't even come close to holding up to it's description. The cable connection is defective, which shorted out the whole thing after about a month. Lost all my data.