ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 USB 3.0 External Drive Review


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ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 USB 3.0 External Drive Review

By Aidan Moore

Manufacturer: ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: DashDrive Elite HE720 Slimmest Profile USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
Model Number: AHE720-500GU3-CTI
UPC: 4713435795934
Price As Tested: $79.99 (Newegg / Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by ADATA.

The Adata DashDrive Elite HE720 promises a sleek and light weight method of moving hundreds of gigabytes of data from point A to point B. Imagine showing up at your friends’ door with four seasons of their favorite TV show in your pocket. Although USB memory devices currently offer the lightest and smallest way to move data, the cost per gigabyte becomes quite high as capacity increases. In this article, Benchmark Reviews looks at the features and performance for the lightweight, portable and overall good-looking ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive.

If you have to move around hundreds of gigabytes of data, then cloud storage and USB flash drives quickly become slow and capacity limited. Anyone with a large music or video collection, especially HDTV format, will quickly be looking for a better solution for portable storage.

At under $80, the Adata DashDrive Elite HE720 product offers a cost-effective way to store and transport large files. Not only that, but it is fast and it looks good while it is doing its job. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at how the Adata DashDrive Elite HE720 performs, and where a device like this might best be put to use.


Adata DashDrive Elite HE720 Features

  • 8.9mm Slimmest Profile
  • Stainless Steel Enclosure with 9H Scratch Resistance
  • One-Touch Backup Button Allows for Easy Backup Process, Software Pre-Loaded on the HDD
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Free Download software:
  • OStoGO Tool
  • HDDtoGO Tool
  • Norton Internet Security 2012 (60-day Trial)

AHE720-500GU3-CTI Specifications

Source:ADATA web site:

  • Capacity 500GB
  • Color Titanium
  • Dimensions 117x 79 x 8.9mm (4.6 x 3.1 x 0.4in)
  • Weight 164g (0.4 lb)
  • Interface (USB) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Interface (HDD) 2.5″ SATA II
  • System requirements Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.6 or later / Linux Kernel 2.6 or later
  • Temperature Operating 5ºC~50ºC; Storage -40ºC~60ºC
  • Accessories USB 3.0 cable; Quick Start Guide
  • Texture Stainless steel metal brushed surface, plus mirror-like polish
  • Warranty 3 years


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