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ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 (1 TB) External Hard Drive Review

The concept of external hard drives involves their active usage and handling from one workplace to another which may lead to physical damage of the device after its drop or contact with various beverages consumed by users during work or stay at the computer. It is quite logical that a number of manufacturers have attended to create a solution to this problem. ADATA company kindly provided us with one ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 model. The product has a number of really useful advantages which will be described in this review. But first of all let’s learn detailed characteristics of the device.

 ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 

The specs:

Producer and model

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 (1 TB model is under testing)


USB 3.0

Capacity (for blue color types), GB

500 (AHD710-500GU3-CBL)

1 000 (AHD710-1TU3-CBL) 





Case material

Rubber, plastic

Working/storage temperature, °C

0 … +60 / -25 … +80

Dimensions, mm

132 x 99 x 22

Weight, g


Warranty, year


Compliance with OS

Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 98

MacOS Х, Linux

Producer website


Страница продукта

There are two versions of drive capacity: 500GB or 1TB. Also you can choose among three colors of case design: black, blue or yellow. Unfortunately we don’t have the information about model inside the hard disk. The only available information is about maximum read and write rate during the usage of various connection interfaces:

USB 3.0

Reading – 109,6 MB/s

Writing – 107,2 MB/s

USB 2.0

Reading – 34,7 MB/s

Writing – 29,5 MB/s

Packaging and content

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 drive is shipped in a small carton box with an opening on the front side that allows to examine design without opening the box.

On the front side there is useful information: model name, device capacity and correspondence of connection interface to USB 3.0 standard. Another two key advantages are depicted on the box surface:

  • Shockproof – this model was tested according military standard MIL-STD-810G 516.6, so it can stand the harshest environments. Technical documentation contains the information that this device bore 26 drops from 122cm and didn’t get any damages.
  • Waterproof - ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 is certified according IEC 529 IPX7 standard. It means it can endure submersion to the depth up to one meter during 30 minutes. 

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 

On the reverse box side there are technical parameters given into several languages, indication about USB 3.0 support and compliance with various OS including Windows 8.

Device design

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 

Design of ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 is performed in youth sport style. The case is made of firm plastic with carbon decorating. Over it there is a rubber cover used as shock-absorber.

Case underside contains sticker with logos informing about various certificates. Also here is serial number. This sticker provides the warranty. Under it there is a screw and disassemble the case without warranty loss (for example, for storage change) is impossible.      

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710 

To keep USB 3.0 interface cable you should use special cavity in housing of the device which is very comfortable because it will be within reach. 

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710

ADATA DashDrive Durable HD710

Cable connection socket is on case right side. It is covered by rubber cap to protect against dust, moisture and liquids. Note that USB 3.0 interface is used for data exchange and supply of inside components.

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