Summary: The first months everything was fine until the cable connection started failing. I can't believe how this has been flagged as a military/rugged device when not even the basic connection works properly. Very disappointing!
Summary: it's a decent drive when it works, but it is so sensitive to the slightest movement that it is useless as a mobile drive and barely functional as a desktop external.
Pros: cheap, rugged and shockproof. I don't worry about it moving around in my bag. the short cable forces me to leave it near my laptop or any work computer which means I won't forget it anywhere.
Cons: almost immediately, I noticed that the usb cable attachment is flimsy. The slightest move detaches the drive from my laptop. I use it as a work drive so it's imperative that I can access my files on a continuous basis. If I put my mbp to sleep, the drive fails to load on waking my laptop and I ha...
Summary: I purchased this drive so I'd have something rugged and safe to store my pictures on that I could take with me. Something I could throw in my carry-on luggage and not worry about it getting banged around like you would with most hard drives. From that standpoint, it's been good.
Summary: I have had multiple issues with random disconnects while moving files across to it. last weekend I had to move nearly 2 TB of files off a server to set up a new RAID 5 array and while using this one it would randomly just disconnect.
Creative Idea, Average Realization, NewEgg Failure
Alex C., Newegg
16 November 2012
Summary: I can see the disadvantage of having the combination of a mini USB port and a short USB cable from the comparison of the HD710 with the SiliconPower Rugged Armor A80 portable drive (that has regular USB port and long USB cable). I have both of these drives.
Pros: It is a creative idea to place the plastic enclosure of the HD710 in an uncommon silicone material that protects the drive from the damage and stores a wrap-around USB cable. Low price during sales ($69.99 after rebate). Plug and play in Win XP/Vista/7 without problems. HDD: Seagate ST1000LM024 H...
Cons: I have been using this drive for 6 months and the experience has been: The silicon material starts to come off because of the bad, dot glue. It is hard to properly close the mini USB port by the silicon cover and I don’t recommend water proof experiments. The main body of the enclosure is made of...
Summary: Would never recommend this to anyone. However, at the time it was ordered, it fit the price-point to fix a vibration issue eating drives like m&m's.. And with a little tweaking, it fixed the issue (at least for the time being)..
Pros: I knew the connector was gonna suck, did research elsewhere, and figured out a more mechanical workaround. Defeats the 'water-proof' factor (stop laughing in the back!) but not the shock-proof.. Needed a quick fix for some heavy vibration issues and this worked.
Cons: The connector is ridiculously easy to wear out without some 'tightening' with physical material to compensate for a defective design. The Engineer behind this flaw (where's the ruggedness?) should be seriously fired.. Thank heavens for the ability to hack something together..