ADATA HD720 Durable 1TB External Hard Drive Review

Test Procedure

Test system:

Software used:

  • AIDA64 Storage Benchmark
  • Anvil’s Storage Utilities
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • AS SSD Benchmark
  • CrystalDiskMark 64bit
  • HDTach
  • IOMeter

I’ll be running almost all the benchmark tests on the empty drive first followed by a fillage scenario of 25%, 50%, and 75%. This will give us a detailed analysis on how the drive performs under different load scenarios.

On each of the following pages, I’ll be inserting screenshots from each test as well as a performance analysis chart and drive comparison chart. As the AIDA64 write tests require the drive to be unpartitioned we don’t get any fillage report here, instead we get a great view on the drives bare performance.

This drive is both shockproof and waterproof and those two features also have to be tested. I’ll drop test it from my desk several times and fully submerge the drive in water to see if it survives as it should.