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A-DATA HD710
8.1 out of 10

A-DATA HD710

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Reviews and Problems with A-DATA HD710

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Overall 4
4.0

One Fatal Flaw

Ryan Moyer, Amazon
9 February 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not impressed

Mark Klopf, Amazon
6 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Antishock not work

Marcos, Amazon
27 August 2013
  • Summary: I used already 8 months , today fall of my desk and not work anymore, symply not antishock, i not test water but i will check
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Overall 4
4.0

not worth the hassle

doron s., Newegg
10 June 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

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 4
4.0

User Review

David S., Newegg
11 March 2013
  • Summary: No way to fix the problem is offered.
  • Pros: compact, shock proof,
  • Cons: USB cable faulty, flips on and off continuously is frustrating.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nothing that isn't there on any other USB 3 drive, hardly shock and water proof

John S. Dean "John", Amazon
1 December 2012
  • Summary: The rubberized cover on this (the black / yellow around the edges that leaves just the middle swath uncovered) is cheap and flimsy, and not even adhered to the drive - so it pulls away.
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Overall 4
4.0

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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Works in a pinch, but with caveats...

David D., Newegg
15 November 2012
  • 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..
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Overall 4
4.0

Good for about 2 weeks

Jacqueline D., Newegg
13 September 2012
  • Summary: The outer rubber sleeve was also not very well attached. I would not trust this around much water.....
  • Pros: Fast transfer, good price on sale.
  • Cons: after about 2 weeks of use I started getting connection issues. Seems the usb3 connector is not very sturdy and has a lot of movement which is causing disconnects. The cable is to stiff and puts a strain on the connector which then starts to fail. Trying to get my backup backed up before I lose d...
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