ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 2.5-inch 500GB External Hard Drive ReviewPosted on 2012-12-10 12:02:01 by Thomas De Maesschalck
Having the ability to transfer data from one computer to another with out the need for a network or the internet is something that was solved years ago and external hard drives as an option of expanding you're existing storage is also nothing new. This said and looking more at mobile storage, file sizes are not getting any smaller and this does mean that flash drives soon become less of an option. Whilst flash drives are available in capacities ranging right up to 256GB, lets be honest, they're not cheap in respect and are priced in a similar fashion to an SSD of similar capacity. This is where hard drives, whilst a slower medium, come back into play as they're cost per GB of storage is far more reasonable.
Whilst there are a large number of 2.5" external hard drives to chose from, most are still a little bulky in respect to the ultra slim DashDrive Elite that we are going to be looking at today from ADATA. The DashDrive Elite HE720 boasts the world's slimmest build at 8.9mm wrapped in a 9H scratch resistant stainless steel case to protect the drive whilst on the go.