AData 500GB USB 3.0 DashDrive Elite
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 04-04-2013
Provided by: ADATA
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Specifications


The DashDrive Elite HE720 only comes in the silver color option while 500GB is the only size offered. For around the same price as your typical 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive, you're getting almost eight times as much capacity for not much tradeoff in size or weight. At roughly 4" by 3" and less than half an inch thick, it's about the same size as an iPhone 4 or Galaxy S3. The drive comes with a quick start guide and a short one foot USB data cable, compatible with either USB 3 or USB 2 connections.


There is no separate power cord; the drive operates off USB power regardless of whether connecting via USB 2 or 3. It comes formatted in FAT32 so it's pretty much compatible with any OS out there, although you can certainly wipe and reformat if you want to use NTFS or something else. The only external features are the one-touch Backup button located beside the USB jack and a single blue LED to indicate power and drive activity.

Continue as we take a look at the included software and perform some testing.


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