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ADS Tech SimpleTOUCH USB 2.0 External Drive Review

by April 27, 2006
ADS Tech SimpleTOUCH USB Drive

ADS Tech SimpleTOUCH USB Drive

  • Product Name: SimpleTOUCH USB 2.0 External Drive
  • Manufacturer: ADS Tech
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: April 27, 2006 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 59.99

PC Requirements
USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 enabled PC
USB 1.1 support for: Win98, Win98SE, WinMe,Win2000 or WinXP
USB 2.0 support for: Windows XP* with USB 2.0 enabled system or with add-in card such as the ADS USB Turbo 2.0 PCI or Notebook Host adapter.

*USB 2.0 Drivers

Mac Requirements
USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 enabled Mac
USB 1.1 support for: OS 9.x or OS X
USB 2.0 support for: USB 2.0 enabled MAC

ATA - IDE, Ultra DMA 33/66 or
ATA-100/133 & ATA-66 Hard Disk drives

USB 2.0 Drive Enclosure
6' USB 2.0 cable
Flat ribbon cable (ATA-100)
Screw kit for installing hard drives
External Power Supply
CD Includes: Drivers, Intech SpeedTools Utilities for Mac and PC
TouchBack Backup with Intech's UTILITIES for PC and MAC

Part No. USBAV-834-EF
UPC: 7-57887-83413-3
Enclosure dimensions: 5" W x 8.75" H x 1.5" D


  • Fast, flexible USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Excellent transfer speeds
  • Small form factor
  • Whisper quiet
  • Flexible – add the drive size you want


  • Multi-pin DIN DC power connector falls out VERY easily
  • One Touch button is on rear of drive


If you’re reading this it’s a good bet that you have a PC. Either that or you’re at the library or school and probably should be studying instead of reading product reviews - but I digress. If you’re like me, you have lots of music and data files that would make life difficult if they suddenly up and disappeared. I was thinking of that possibility when ADS Tech sent me an interesting product for review. The USB 2.0 SimpleTOUCH HDKit is a simple USB 2.0 enclosure that is designed to hold just about any size ATA-IDE, Ultra DMA, or AT-6 hard disk. It also has a feature which includes a backup function that can be activated with the push of a button. I like the concept. It’s simple (now that’s an aptly-named product) and it makes sense. Now it was my job to test it out and see if it held up under my kind of use.
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