ADATA introduced the DashDrive HV610 external hard drive. This drive utilizes a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for fast file transfer speeds and is available in capacities of 500GB and 1TB. As you can see from the product shots below, the drive features a puzzle piece design and is available in two colors (black or white). The cover is removable and is designed to store the USB cable when not in use. The drive comes with a 60 day trial version download of Norton Internet Security 2012 anti-virus. ADATA offers a three year warranty on the drive.

ADATA Launches DashDrive HV610 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Fashionable Puzzle Piece Design with Slide-Out Smart Cover

Taipei, Taiwan - August 15, 2012 - ADATA™ Technology today launches the DashDrive™ HV610 external hard drive, which combines a unique puzzle piece design concept with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. A slide-out smart cover provides a convenient and novel way to store the transmission cable.

The body of the HV610 comes in a choice of two attractive monochrome patterns, each with interlocking shiny and matte puzzle piece lines. The HV610 cool ice-blue cover is easily removed and holds the USB cable when not in use – providing a stylish and practical solution for cable-management.

Compared to USB 2.0 in file reads, writes, or data backups, performance of the ultra-high-speed USB 3.0 interface is improved by nearly three times, substantially reducing the required transmission time by as much as 70%. When used in conjunction with a USB 3.0 interface platform, it provides quick and easy access to all digital archives. The HV610 external hard drive comes in capacities of 500GB and 1TB, and a choice of cool black and twinkling white colors, giving consumers a chance to show their personality and freedom of choice.

Purchasers of ADATA's external storage devices are eligible for a free download of the latest Norton Internet Security 2012 anti-virus software (60 day trial version), and also enjoy three year warranty service, ensuring better mobility, security and convenience.


The ADATA HV610 external hard drive is available at selective channels in the US and Canada.

Suggested MSRPs are:

  • 500GB: US$79.99
  • 1TB: US$99.99

I've never heard of ADATA, anyone know if it's a durable brand? I need a replacement external HD and this sounds perfect.


If it came with a Chinese sliding puzzle instead of just puzzle pieces I'd buy this on the spot. Other than that this seems like nothing too special above other USB 3.0 external hard drives.


Not for everybody.



I have been using their branded flash drives for a while now - no complaints so far