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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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  • LacunaSerenity
  • 12/8/2014 12:58:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPC-Tech Must-Have!

Pros: ~~>Simple interface.
~~>Self-supplied power source.
~~>USB 2.0 Plug n' Play: Shows up in Windows like a typical external HDD,
~~>Supports pretty much ANY type of common hard drive (& optical drives), including 2.5" or 3.5", and both SATA & IDE/EIDE (Also SSD's from what it says but I haven't tested it).
~~>Simple to set up & use.
~~>Works like a charm right out of the box.
~~>All-In-One Designed Adapter
~~>MUST-HAVE tool for anyone who installs, replaces, or just generally encounters loose hard drives in even infrequent occurrences.
~~>Simpler, quicker AND way less aggravating than external disk enclosures or cases that many people, (including myself until now), typically rig to use to access loose drives.
~~>Dual LED's notifies of both "Device Power" & "Drive Access/Data Busy"

Cons: ~~SIMPLE CONS LIST~~
--No software/utilities included,
--Heavy power "brick" inconveniently close to device itself,
--Heavy duty power cable to device is overly thick, cumbersome & easily pulls the device in whichever direction,
--Lacking any type of "Power On/Off" & "Data On/Off" switch or toggle.
--Price is a tad steep at $30 for a hastily-concocted generic no-name adapter lacking any additional features besides it's core functionality.
--USB3.0 Support (Possible that a newer/upgraded model already is USB3.0)


~~EXPANDED CONS LIST~~
~~>1) No disc or additional software of any kind included. (Not necessary obviously, but would've been nice to include some disk utilities or tools useful for configuring/ diagnosing/ file migration etc, especially considering the price.)
~~>2a) The power cord's "brick" should be designed/moved closer to the outlet plug end
~~>2b) Followed by the primary length of power cable between the "brick" & the adapter device being slimmed down significantly... thus allowing your work area in the direct vicinity of this adapter to become noticably less cluttered, as well as generally being more accessible & easier to navigate.
~~>2c) Unlike the current daunting power cable being implemented... [which happens to induce flashes of nightmarish serpents which the likes of dwarfs all known Amazonian anacondas & humbles the mightiest of apex predators...], significant reductions to the general gauge+diameter of the power cable, as well as being followed up by vastly increasing it's flexibility & maleability, is guaranteed to upgrade this device's classification from "Cheap Chinese-Made Adapter" to "Well-Designed Useful Tech Tool," or something along those lines. My point was substantiated. :p
~~>3a) Maybe a "Power On/Off" switch, or a "Power/Data" toggle switch of some kind, either on the adapter itself or on it's cable somewhere. (Once the device is plugged in, there should be the ability to enable/disable it's functionality or power somehow instead of just pulling the USB or AC plug... this alone would improve the adapter by several degrees by helping to prevent unnecessary stress and/or possible errors that can be caused when connecting & disconnecting hot drives from the adapter.
Being ready to rock n' roll at all times is nice to have at times, but personally I believe the ones who will utilize this the most are likely supplementing their Tech-Toolbox with this addition, and would benefit from these easily-implemented refinements.

Other Thoughts: After skepticism & doubts when I bought this product, I was pleasantly surprised to discover it's simplicity & ease of use. After using external HDD enclosures as makeshift adapters for years, this device is a simpler & relatively problem-free dedicated replacement adapter that's undoubtedly a permanent addition to my PC-Tech Toolbox.

Although the flaws that I personally disliked could've been easily prevented with even a single hard look at it on the drafting board prior to it advancing to production, overall the device does exactly what it says & is useable by even novice PC-techies to access disk drives not mounted in a system.

You must keep in mind that this IS a "Generic, No-Name, Strictly Core-Functionality" device. It will get the job done, just without any additional features to make this adapter any more useful than what it's specific purpose is for, or that can make using the adapter any higher performance/faster, or even 100% problem-free for that matter.

(1) If you have loose disk drives you want to access quickly & easily, (2) or if you are a PC-Techie who removes/upgrades/recovers disk drives for others, (3) or even if you're an expert level Computer Specialist, an adapter such as this one is a no-brainer to have at your disposal.

Buy it, use it, and be happy to have quick & easy access to virtually any HDD, SSD, or Optical Drive.

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  • N/A
  • 11/18/2014 8:49:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood while it worked... but killed good drives when it died.

Pros: Good while it worked...

Cons: After 5 years or periodic use, I suspect it died. Problem though is it destroyed two good drives before I figured that out. I tried an SSD with it this week and it wouldn't show up in Windows or BIOS. Next tried another HDD that I have used with this adapter in the past and had just pulled from another system a few minutes ago, didn't work either (spun up for one second, then shut down). Ok... Try both drives with direct SATA connections, neither work. All I can assume is this somehow fried both drives. I don't trust it anymore and will not repurchase.

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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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