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ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 Portable HDD Review

Rating: 8.5.

Recently we held a competition for one lucky reader – for the opportunity to review an upcoming ADATA product. Ian Stevenson won the competition and today we present his independent’reader review’.

Today we’ll be taking a look at the 750GB DashDrive Durable HD710 portable hard drive from ADATA. This external hard drive offers a refreshing new approach to shock-resistant designs, combining style and substance together courtesy of the striking aesthetics and USB 3.0 Interface.

With military-grade shockproof and waterproof construction, targeting the on-the-go crowd whose active lifestyles demand a versatile shockproof performance and those demanding equipment that is protected from the elements.

  • The HD710 is a robust storage device constructed of unique rubber material, designed especially for outdoor users. Its vibrant colour, clean-cut design and distinctive charm may appeal to those with active lifestyles.
  • The military specification shockproof structure is highly waterproof.
  • Equipped with a 2.5-inch 5,400 RPM hard drive and USB 3.0 transfer interface, achieving read/write performance up to 109MB/s.


  • Device Interface: USB 3.0
  • HDD Interface: 2.5″ SATA
  • Dimensions: 132 x 99 x 21.5mm (5.2 x 3.9 x 0.85in)
  • Weight: 220g (0.49 lb.)
  • Available colours: Black / Blue / Yellow
  • Shockproof: Military MIL-STD-810G 516.5 drop tested
  • Waterproof: IPX7 Standard

  • Capacity: 750GB (698GB available drive space when formatted to NTFS)

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  • Niall Murray

    Nice review Ian! You’re a natural 😉

  • David Bridge

    The better man won, thats a great review. I entered as well, but congrats !

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  • Andrew

    +1 for a good review..

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  • test

    There is a TOSHIBA MK505GSX internal HDD inside

  • tyler

    Bad review too much about the rubber but not going there but not enough about the product. Not buying; bad site bad specs…. not helping.

  • Pimax

    I’ve bought this HD710 1TB yelow-black about three weeks ago – not too bad!!! Performance almost the same as Ian get, moreover recently I connect this HDD to TS-PDC3 adapter – I have to buy it because my mobo is quite old to have USB3.0&SATA3 ports, – so I easily obtain about 100-110MBps on CrystalMark/CrystalDiskMark… later I’ll test it on real loads: backups, copying, etc.