ADATA is not only launching their rugged HD680, but also the sleek and slim HV320 external drive. These units are just 10.7mm thick and measures 125.7 x 80.5mm. The only catch is that the 10.7mm thickness is for lower capacity models. The larger capacity ones are 19mm thick instead. Otherwise both are similarly using a USB 3.1 interface.
The HV320 is available in 1, 2, 4 and 5TB capacity options. The slim 10.7mm ones are the 1 and 2TB, but the thicker 19mm models provide 4 and 5TB capacities. Since these are hard drives inside, it uses a 5V DC 900mA operating voltage to power via the USB 3.1 cable. USB 2.0 is backwards compatible but the power supplied by a USB 2.0 port is insufficient. So users will need a USB-Y cable splitter so that one feeds the drive and the other is for transferring data.
The HV320’s enclosure is made of plastic with a brushed aluminium plate. Users have a choice of either black, blue or white.
ADATA offers a 3-year warranty for each HV320 drive. Each purchase also includes a USB 3.1 cable, a quick start guide and an HDDtoGo free software for Windows.