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BYTECC BT-300 USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter

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  • USB2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable
  • Transfer rate 480 MBps
  • Complies with USB 2.0
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Turn any drive into a hot swappable USB drive with this SATA/IDE to USB adapter from BYTECC. The external power adapter ensures that you have enough power for 3.5" hard drives and 5.25" optical drives.

Because you don't need a case, this is a great setup for tech benches and repair shops. It makes data recovery and transfer faster since you don’t have to mount the drive into a system or external case first. Check and connect drives in a hurry with this versatile little tool!

  • newegg Broad Compatibility The BYTECC BT-300 supports a wide range of SATA/IDE devices including 3.5” and 2.5” SATA/IDE hard drives and 5.25” optical drives such as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and DVD burners.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Compliant The BYTECC BT-300 is compliant with high-speed USB 2.0 to deliver transfer rates of up to 480Mbps.
  • newegg External Power Adapter With the included external power adapter, quickly add or swap between drives without the hassle of opening your computer chassis to access the PSU.

Learn more about the BYTECC INC BT-300

General

Brand
BYTECC
Model
BT-300

Connectors

Specifications
Works with 2.5", 3.5" HDD, 5.25" CD/DVD Drive and SATA Drives

OS:
Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Mac OS 9.2 or higher
Linux 2.4.X

Features

Features
USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable
Connect any device with an IDE/SATA Interface to a PC with USB interface
Transfer rate Approx. 480 MBps
Complies with USB 2.0 standards
Backwards compatible to USB 1.1 standards
Complies with ATA/ATAPI-66 Spe. V1.0
Easy to Install
Supports IDE/SATA and enhanced IDE hard drives
Supports ATA/ATAPI/SATA CD-ROM/R/RW DVD-ROM and more
External power adapter for IDE/ATAPI/SATA devices
Linux, Mac compatible

Packaging

Package Contents
USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter
Power Cord
Power Adapter

General

Type
USB to IDE&SATA

Quick Info


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  • AirborneRATT
  • 9/15/2014 7:01:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest in class.

Pros: Works. SATA, IDE, 2.5 IDE. Fewer cables than other units.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I had and used another brand for many years. Its works fine but it has so many cables that get tangled and get in the way of work. I had the company buy this one a few years back and love it. I finally bought one for myself and a client of mine who asked for one.

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  • Kartoffel
  • 5/29/2014 1:53:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBYTECC BT-300

Pros: It gets the job done. I haven't experienced any issues so far.

Cons: Lower data transfer rates with USB 2.0. This isn't necessarily a con unless you're transferring large files.

Other Thoughts: I have noticed that many people are complaining of D.O.A adapters. Be sure to check your disk management tool for any offline drives, for the issue may be that your drive is not online.

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  • SaintSword
  • 5/22/2014 9:37:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUseful Tool

Pros: It just works, plain and simple. I've recovered some bad sectors on several unreadable disk drives with the tool.
Comes with a ac 3 pin cable, a power brick that'll create your regulated 5v/12v power for the drive, & the USB bridge controller.

I recommend that you keep one handy at all times. This one is great.

Cons: The duty cycle for these pieces aren't made to run all the time. That said, they get warm for extended periods of operation, but that can be expected from these things.
If you clone a drive, just clone it and release/ unmount the drive as you do not want to run it indefinitely on the bridge.
This one is definitely as good as they get though.
The manufacturer website isn't really there, but I believe that it's under construction.

(not a con, but we all like to see mfg take ownership of their products...)

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  • N/A
  • 5/20/2014 11:19:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: NONE

Cons: JUNK Don't waste your money. Spend a little extra and buy a CoolGear. Would not connect and when it did id would disconnect before you could do anything. Cost more to ship it back than worth so mine went in the garbage. Never by a BYTECC product again!

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  • N/A
  • 5/8/2014 8:26:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice to have

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: New Egg shipping went down the drain, from 3 days free shipping to 1 week,
this is the main reason why i don't shop from new egg that often, they don't give a dam any more, about any promotion, or shipping as they used to,
shame.

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  • N/A
  • 4/29/2014 7:40:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsMost dependable converter I've used

Pros: Durable, always works, simple to use

Cons: Not the fastest, but speed is OK. External power supply can be a hindrance in connecting in non-ideal environments. It's big and weighs much more that the drive you connect it to, so make sure you set it somewhere it can't slide or fall.

Other Thoughts: I've had this thing for over 4 years, use it out on my calls in the field. This thing always works, won't quit. It will power a 2.5 IDE drive without the external supply. I wish I could find a USB 3.0 converter that was dependable like this is on USB 2.0

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  • tamachans
  • 4/25/2014 7:40:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks perfect, very easy to use

Pros: VERY easy to use!

Cons: None so far.

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  • spoorweg
  • 4/14/2014 2:54:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great, easy to hook up

Pros: Easy to use, flexible configuration, handy power adapter

Cons: None so far, has worked every time I needed it... on 4 different drives so far.

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  • Dead Lotus
  • 3/26/2014 9:36:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great! Read funny story below

Pros: It works very well with great transfer speeds.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The funny story. I bought a MB that was all SATA connections and forgot to buy a DVD burner that was SATA. All I had was IDE DVD burners. So I used this with one of the IDE burners to install my operating system. Worked Great.

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  • Matt J
  • 3/26/2014 3:49:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFool me once...

Pros: I love the design of this thing. for SATA drives, just plug int he power and then the entire adapter plugs right into the drive.
There are less cables to get in the way because of that. That's great if its up on your cluttered work bench.

Cons: Two have failed on me with the same problem.
They will not read some drives. I had two identical drives; could read one fine, second drive came up and said there was a problem and needed to format.
Quality control is an issue it seems.

Other Thoughts: Some people think this works great. I also used the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB. NewEgg number: N82E16812232002. They have been working with no issues for years. It's a great alternative to this one around the same price. BYTECC needs to get quality control better. Vantec has proved for this price you can get quality. I normally shy away from bytecc in general.

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