At the end of the day most people are looking at external drives for one reason, for extra storage for their portable devices or for a drive they can use to swap files between two different systems. The SE720 accomplished that no problem, but also offers much more than your ordinary USB 3.0 external drive.
First this drive is not powered by the typical mechanical hard drive that is in most external drives. Here you have a solid state drive that is much faster and of course with no moving parts that means that your data much more safe in the event that you happen to drop this drive. In our tests via USB 3.0 the drive performed right up to its specifications of 300 MB/s read, although the write speeds were a little lower than expected, but still good overall.
Secondly this is one of the sexiest external drives we have seen. The stainless steel looks amazing and not only that it protects the drive. This drive is a fingerprint magnet though, but those can easily be cleaned off and the drive does come with a travel case that will help keep it clean. This drive is extremely thin too, that makes it easy to carry with you. It is thinner than many cell phones, which means you can throw it in your pocket!
When it comes down to it ADATA has a great product in the DashDrive Elite SE720 and if you are looking for a speedy USB 3.0 hard drive this is one of the best options out there! Right now you can pick up the SE720 at my favorite online retailer for $115, which is a great price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 External Solid State Drive a 9 out of 10 score.
- Extremely fast
- Sexy design
- Carrying case included
- Backup software included
- Carrying case does not have room for the USB cable
- Only available in 128 GB version