For those unfamiliar with the ADATA name, the company makes a variety of memory and storage solutions to meet just about any of your digital needs including DRAM modules, memory cards, solid state drives, portable hard drives and USB flash drives. The DashDrive Durable UD310 is one of their newest products to meet customers’ high expectations for quality storage devices.
ADATA’s DashDrive line of flash drives offers speed, reliability, and a variety of color options at an affordable price. The new DashDrive Durable UD310 has enhanced those basic features with water-resistant and shock resistant capabilities that will keep your precious data safe. ADATA uses a special chip-on-board (COB) process that gives the drive its high impact and water resistance. The DashDrive Durable UD310 has been engineered to provide the highest quality and reliability backed by ADATA’s lifetime warranty.
If you want a flash drive that shows your loyalty to your favorite NBA team, a simple black flash drive or flash drives in lots of colors, ADATA has you covered. They understand how to incorporate color and fun into their products. The faceted gem design of the DashDrive Durable UD310 is fun and colorful but still conservative enough to use in a business setting. Laptop users will appreciate the tiny size of this flash drive which can remain in the USB port even when the computer is stashed away in a briefcase or backpack. The low profile gem is small and sits very close to the computer making it less of a target to catch on a sleeve or anything else. A snugly fitting cap keeps the flash drive clean and dry when not in the computer.
The UD310 is currently available in USB 2.0 with red or black gems in capacities of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. ADATA decided to make the UD310 USB 2.0 instead of USB 3.0. I believe this was a wise decision since the majority of people are still using USB 2.0 at this point in time. I have been told that there will likely be a USB 3.0 version coming in the future.
ADATA DashDrive Durable UD310 Specifications
- Available in 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB capacities
- Color Red or Black gem tops with matching caps
- Supports USB 2.0, backward compatible with USB 1.1
- Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 or later; Mac: OS 10.6 or later; Linux: Kernel 2.6 or later
- ADATA Lifetime Warranty
Transferring 1.4 GB of data from the hard drive to the UD310 32 GB drive was fast and silent, taking slightly more than two and a half minutes. Although the images of the product make it seem that the drive lights up, there is no light to show any drive activity. A light is not necessary but the little kid in me would like to see the jewel top light up at least when the drive is active. I hope a future version of the drive will do this. I love the jewel theme of the red and black gem tops and would like to see additional colors to simulate emerald, topaz, and sapphires. No word yet on additional colors in the works but I can hope.
The ADATA DashDrive Durable UD310 is available from Amazon for about $10 for the 8 GB, about $20 for the 16 GB and around $23 for the 32 GB DashDrive Durable UD310.
Register the product online with ADATA and gain access to some free downloads to help you make the most of your new flash drive. Visit ADATA online to find out more.