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BYTECC BT-300 USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter

  • 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




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

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


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
External power adapter for IDE/ATAPI/SATA devices
Linux, Mac compatible

Package Contents

Package Contents
USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter
Power Cord
Power Adapter
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

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  • 8/10/2015 3:53:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnot worth buying

Pros: Worked great for awhile. Fast usb 2.0 speeds.. Recognized all drives I attached to it..

Cons: Lasted around 2 months before not being able to recognize and hard drives attached to it.. Finally quit and smelled like something shorted out in it..It failed when I needed it the most, tying to back up a hard drive's information to put on a new computer.

Other Thoughts: Very disappoinged int this .. I had another one I had for close t 2 years before it quit.. Do not buy it.

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  • 8/6/2015 8:52:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not work out of box

Pros: None. I ordered this because I borrowed a similar one from my friend and it worked nicely, so I want one for myself. But it did not even work, I had to buy one from a local store.
On top of that, I could not find any sign of BYTECC!

Cons: It tried to spin the disk, but nothing happened.

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  • 7/5/2015 8:35:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMAJOR GARBAGE!

Pros: Arrived swiftly thanks to Newegg!

Cons: Never worked from day1. First tried to use item 5 months after purchase. I purchased this as a backup for a 4 year old Sabrent unit. On fist attempt to use it RUINED A DRIVE! drive is no longer functional.CONTACTED CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND GOT NO REPLY! Stay away from their garbage as they have no responsive customer support or quality control!

Other Thoughts: Your actual experience on the item you purchase may be different but I doubt it as they are non responsive to customers and requests for RMA and they have a high failure rate on their products (see all negative reviews in percentages) so you can fairly much read it as NO QUALITY CONTROL.

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  • kjrunner
  • 5/20/2015 5:50:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMust have device

Pros: Can't count the number of times when digging into different machines this has been a handy tool for various data transfer needs.

Cons: Not the fastest transfer, but the convenience factor makes it worth it.

Other Thoughts: Vital part of my computer repair tool bag.

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  • grumpy
  • 5/4/2015 7:10:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsi'll tell lyou right now

Pros: once yoiu get an extender cable i'm sure it is ok., but NOT ready to use out of box.


nice power supply

Cons: unusable on hp common notebooks

you need to spend extra for something that should have been included.

sloppy research on notebook hd confuguration by this manuf.

Other Thoughts: this makes my second of these devices. the first one is good, no probloem. i will tell you the problme right now with this thing.

forget about plugging it into a hp 8460 hard drive. the mounting screws on the hard drive make this device's interface imcompatbles, because the mounting screws extend one on either side and this device is solid molded, so you need a f/m 7 pin and also a f/m 15 pin sata extender cable for data and power, respectively. Granted, these are only about three bucks a pop calbes, but they SHOULD have been included, especially for the common, corporate, hp laptop. would NOT buy it again.

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  • 3/12/2015 10:53:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: none

Cons: Arrived with dead power supply. I felt it would be easier to repair it, than mess with the expense and hassle of returning it. I managed to get the case open and repair 4 bad solder joints and get the power supply to work. The adapter still wouldn't work. Bytecc doesn't even put their name on this product as shown, nor on the box. Some people may get lucky, but after my experience I will not buy any more products with the Bytecc name.

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  • Spywell
  • 2/8/2015 9:25:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSplit

Pros: It use to work great, now it doesn't.
Small, somewhat portable.

Great for 2.3/3.5 IDE not so great for SATA.

Cons: The SATA power feature has gone out. If I plug power into the drive m8, it will not read the disk but if I plug the power straight to the disk then it will read it correctly.

The usb is very loose, you should probably take pliers and tighten that up.

Other Thoughts: I will still use it for IDE drives.

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  • Kevin
  • 1/17/2015 8:28:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo Complaints!

Pros: Easy to use, portable, reliable

Cons: none

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  • 1/8/2015 1:04:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood initially

Pros: Inexpensive and portable - handy to have in a Tech go bag.

Cons: Likely a connector seating issue, the body of the interface causes it to tilt when connected to a HD

Other Thoughts: I have had this for a few years and today I went to use it. I made sure it was seated properly as I worry about the connector - data/power.

At power on I got a burning electric smell. I immediately unplugged it hoping I caught it in time. I plugged it another external SATA drive bay and it is now a dead drive.

When I get to work tomorrow now I will be spending part of the day for drive recovery.

As the old saying goes - you get what you pay for, it is too bad Bytecc will fry a drive interface before stopping the power flow.

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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"

--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)

~~>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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