The ADATA DashDrive HV620 is one of the most interesting external hard drives on the market with a USB 3.0 connection and a 2.5-inch format . The company has managed to introduce a capacity of up to 2 TB in a minimalist and elegant design, which achieves a very professional finish. With a thickness of only 2.1 cm in the configuration of 2 TB (this thickness drops to half centimeters configurations 1TB and lower) and the maximum weight of 165 grams can easily carry with our ultrabook or tabletand fill in the space that we may lack. All this with a very competitive price that starts from 50 euros for the 500 GB configuration . We tell you all the details of the ADATA DashDrive HV620 in a thorough analysis.
ADATA company offers several different configurations for this external device. The most basic configuration of this external hard drive is 500 GB. The next step is the 750GB model . We also find the 1 TB configuration , which is already a significant extra capacity if we are used to using ultrabooks and tablets with SSD cards. But where this device draws the most attention is in its 1.5 TB and 2 TB configurations , capacities that are not so common in the field of external USB 3.0 hard drives with 2.5-inch format.and that they become a very interesting option to store our movies in high definition or other heavy files. The hard drive used in this case belongs to the Toshiba brand .
In the field of performance, we must bear in mind that we are facing a computer with a USB 3.0 connection. Although it is also capable of working with a traditional USB 2.0 connector, it is highly recommended to use the most advanced connection as the time in which data is transmitted can be reduced by up to 70% compared to the speeds of traditional USB. Specifically, the read and write figures stand at 119 MB / s and 117 MB / s respectively in various tests. A few figures that place this external hard drive in one of the fastest on the market within its format. In addition, the use of USB 3.0 makes it an attractive option to carry out the work of backing up our files or transmitting heavy data.
Another aspect in which you have to make a stop along the way is in the design. ADATA has endeavored to create an attractive device , which can attract a lot of eyes and make us decide on it over competing drives. Along these lines is the glossy black finish of its casing , which collects the reflections that come from light. Undoubtedly, at first glance it is a very beautiful and elegant cover, but it suffers from the same problems as "glossy" screens. That is, in a short time the external hard drive will be full of the marks of our fingers. A situation that will cause the album to lose some of its charm. On the other hand, what does remain a constant attraction is the compact and minimalist design of the ADATA DashDrive HV620. The dimensions of this device are 11.5 x 7.8 cm , while the thickness varies slightly between the configurations of 500GB, 750GB to 1TB (with a thickness of one centimeter and a half ) and configurations 1 5 TB and 2 TB (with a thickness slightly greater than 2.1 centimeters). In any case, we are faced with a disc that is very easy to transport anywhere, and that can fit perfectly in the sleeve of a laptop or ultrabook that is somewhat wide. In addition, this is coupled with a very competitive weight of only 165 grams , the same as a high-end smartphone with the large screen can weigh today.
One point of this design that ADATA has wanted to highlight is a small line that stands out at the edges of the device and that serves to protect the body of the device from scratches when we place it on the desk. This is a very fine line of just 0.75 millimeters that has minimal impact on the thickness of the hard drive. At the bottom of the disk we can find the model name and a small blue LED bar . This light turns on the moment we start to perform a writing or reading operation on the computer, and it is designed to prevent us from accidentally disconnecting the disk before it has finished working.
Compatibility and warranty
The ADATA DashDrive HV620 hard drive is compatible with both Windows (through versions such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8) as well as with Mac OS X 10.6 and higher systems and with Linux . Without a doubt, it is a versatile device that adapts to the needs of each user. On the other hand, ADATA offers a three-year warranty on this device . As is normal, this warranty covers manufacturing and operating defects that the equipment may suffer and that are not due to misuse of the hard disk.
Price and reviews
The prices of the ADATA DashDrive HV62 0 vary depending on the configurations we choose. The basic 500 GB configuration can be found in different stores for an approximate price of 50 euros , while the 1 TB configuration goes up to 70 euros and the 1.5 TB configuration stands at 95 euros.In short, we are facing an external hard drive with many strengths and few defects. Although the glossy black casing can be a moot point after we've used the equipment for a while (much appeal will be lost with fingerprints all over the disc), the truth is that the first impression generates the desired effect of wanting to stay with this team. An impression that is immediately reinforced by its write and read speed of almost 120 MB / s or by the possibility of having a hard disk of up to 2 TB in a very compact format. For all this, the ADATA DashDrive HV620 becomes a highly recommended option for users who are thinking of buying an external hard drive withUSB 3.0 connection . As is normal, the disk will lose much appeal in the event that we do not have one of these ports available on the computer or laptop, since speed suffers a lot.
|Model||ADATA DashDrive HV620|
|Interface||USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0)|
|Dimensions and format||2.5 inch format|
11.5 x 7.8 x 1.5 centimeters for 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB configurations
11.5 x 7.8 x 2.1 cm for 1.5 TB and 2 TB configurations
165 grams weight
|Speeds||119MB / s read and 117MB / s write|
|Compatibility||Windows (all versions since Windows XP)|
MacOS X 10.6+
|Price||Starting at 50 euros for the 500 GB version|
|Warranty||3 year limited warranty|