ADATA Nobility Series NH01 USB 3.0 500Gb External HDD Review

Storage/HDD by stefan @ 2010-11-08

The Nobility Series NH01 External HDD, is an interesting backup/data transfer solution from ADATA, using USB 3.0, but also fully USB 2.0 compatible. The enclosure has a professional look and the product itself is excellent for people that are frequently on the go.

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A Closer Look

The Nobility USB 3.0 external HDD from ADATA comes packed inside a transparent plastic enclosure; right from the start, we can see how the case of the product does look, and on the front we can also get information regarding the total capacity, the product code name and its data interface:



On the back of the box, we can see the product specifications and description in multiple languages, but also the box contents along with the serial number:



Along with the manual, the rest of the components are found inside a plastic casing:



The included manual shows us how to connect the drive to our computer, with the included cable; here we are also reminded that we can download for free, the HDDtoGo application located on the ADATA website:



The USB 3.0 included cable looks different compared to the USB 2.0 ones we used in the past:



The enclosure is shiny, mostly because of the acrylic and it picks up dust and fingerprints; it can be cleaned, though, easy with a soft cloth; the name of the product along with the company name can be found here:



On one of the sides, we can see the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port:



The bottom of the product is black and we can see in the middle the serial number; here we can also see 4 little plastic feet, which are made to allow ventilation under the product and to avoid scratches to the case:



Right after we connect the drive with the supplied cable to a spare USB 3.0 port, the blue activity LED will light up:

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