The ADATA HD830 2.5-inch external HDD Durable is a portable hard drive designed to be used out in the field. The HD830 can withstand more than a knock or two and has the durability to keep working when other drives are rendered useless. It can withstand more than most portable hard drives, but the ADATA HD830 is also waterproof and can be submerged in up to 2m of water for two hours.
Inside is a traditional but durable magnetic hard drive with 2 TB of capacity that should see you through a good day shoot.
As the drive uses magnetic technology rather than the latest SSD, the transfer speeds, while fast, are slightly slower than you’d expect from the latest technology; however, it should still be more than adequate for all photo editing needs, as well as supplying plenty of storage and speed. The USB3.2 Gen1 connector provides a data connection between the ADATA HD830 and your computer; this is more than adequate for most HD and some 4K video edits.
This drive stands out from others on the market, especially in this price range, because it has been designed to be ultra-durable. The durability is instantly apparent with the quirky design. The drive’s main body is made of tough anodised aluminium with two bands of rubber surrounding the outer edges and corners to ensure that it has a relatively soft landing if the drive is dropped.
The durability doesn’t just stop with the metal casing and those rubber buffers; this drive goes one further by having a rubber plug that covers the USB connection port to make this drive 100% waterproof. This means it can be submerged in 2 m of water for two hours. The metal casing is also reinforced, and it can withstand 3000 kg of pressure being applied.
The ADATA HD830 is a portable external hard drive designed for anyone who needs large-capacity data storage on the move, and that can be taken anywhere.