Excerpt: Are you looking for an external hard drive that is thin for easy portability? The ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 is the world’s thinnest USB 3.0 external hard drive at just 8.9mm thick. That is slim enough to easily fit in your pant pocket, purse or laptop bag!
Conclusion: There is no question that the DashDrive Elite HE720 is a good-looking device that you will be proud to show off to your friends. Stainless steel has a classic good appearance in spite of its tendency to attract fingerprints.
Pros: Compact form factor, Good-looking stainless steel finish, Fast read and write performance, Solid construction
Cons: External finish tends to smudge, Included USB 3.0 cable a bit short, Backup button probably useless in most applications
Conclusion: What is there to know about portable hard drives? Step into any PC component store and you can pick up a compact drive that offers generous capacity and swift USB 3.0 connectivity for less than 50 nicker. Job done.
ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review
12 November 2012
Summary: Final Thoughts
When it comes down to it ADATA has a very solid product in the DashDrive Elite HE720 Portable Hard Drive. First lets talk about speed, gone are the days of slow USB 2.0 drives. Now that USB 3.0 is becoming more standard almost all new external hard drives have USB 3.0 connectivity.
Pros: – Small, thin design, – Stainless steel casing, – USB 3.0, – Does not require external power
Conclusion: But if you’re after a general-purpose drive instead, the DashDrive is one of the best-looking, and most rugged-feeling, consumer drives we’ve seen—and you won't sacrifice much speed for this looker.
Pros: Ultraslim, “world’s thinnest” design, Rugged stainless-steel case, Longer warranty than some major competitors
Summary: Size 0 is in. Or at least in the world of tech products, it certainly seems to be the current trend. Phones and laptops were always trying to get slimmer, but now almost every computing device wants to be slimmer, faster and sharper.