CES 2019: The Quintessential ADATA HC770 External HDD, with RGBby Anton Shilov on January 23, 2019 12:00 PM EST
There is a wide choice of RGB-lit components and accessories to suit all tastes. There is also plethora or RGB-lit keyboards, mice, and even displays. Even despite (in spite?) of this, , RGB-lit external storage devices are still rare birds. ADATA has decided to change that and introduced its HC770 external HDD with an RGB-lit ADATA hummingbird logo at CES.
The ADATA HC770 External RGB HDD packs a 2.5-inch hard drive featuring a 1 TB, 2 TB or 4 TB capacity and a 5400 RPM spindle speed, and uses a USB 3.0 Type-A interface to connect to other devices. The key selling point of the hard drive is a large hummingbird RGB-lit logo on its lid. The logo automatically cycles its colors (and it looks rather cool - Anton).
Measuring 120×77.85×13.28 mm, the HC770 External RGB HDD can accommodate both 7 mm and 9.5 mm hard drives. ADATA does not disclose which HDDs it plans to use for this product, so we are unable to make predictions about the actual performance.
The HC770 comes with ADATA's proprietary HDDtoGO data management software. The drive supports 256-bit AES encryption, though ADATA does not say whether it uses HDDs that support hardware-accelerated AES-256 encryption, or relies on AES-NI instructions of CPUs to encrypt the data.
The ADATA HC770 External RGB HDD will hit the market in the near future, prices will be announced at launch.
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DigitalFreak - Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - linkTheir logo is a hummingbird sh*tting stars?
GreenReaper - Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - linkI think the stars are trailing from its tail-feathers. Think like a sparkler.
QChronoD - Thursday, January 24, 2019 - linkNo, it is now canon that hummingbirds sh*t stars, just like unicorns vomit rainbows.
Chaitanya - Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - linkWHY???
zodiacfml - Thursday, January 24, 2019 - linkCringe till I read about that cycling colors. I'd pay 1 or 2 dollars more for this, can be useful as a nightlight once I take out the HD
Lord of the Bored - Thursday, January 24, 2019 - linkI clicked through because I thought it was a hard drive with an LED picture frame on the front. Saw it was a static logo cutout, lost all interest.
Valantar - Sunday, January 27, 2019 - linkLED =/= LCD
If this had an LED display capable of displaying pictures, it would be a very weird place to launch the world's first high-DPI MicroLED display (the best ones in existence are ~70" for 4k resolution, so a 3" display to fit this would be ... around 170x96 resolution). Any image on that would be pixel art, not photo quality.