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Item#: N82E16817145090

BYTECC ME-535U3 Aluminum 5.25" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Enclosure For SATA HDD/DVD

  • 5.25" & 3.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Up to 2TB
  • Aluminum
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Learn more about the BYTECC INC ME-535U3

Model

Brand
BYTECC
Model
ME-535U3

Spec

Color
Black
Size
5.25" & 3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
SATA I/II
External Interface
USB 3.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 2TB
Fan
1 x 40mm super cooling Fan
Features
For CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, Combo Drive, DVD/RW Drive and 3.5" hard drive

Compliant with USB 3.0 Spec Revision 1.0

Supports the following speed data rate: Low-speed(1.5Mbps)/ Full-speed(12Mbps)/ High-speed(480Mbps)/ Super-speed(5Gbps)

Auto negotiation between SATA I (1.5Gbps) & SATA II (3.0 Gbps)

Supports LEDs for Power & HDD activities indication

40mm super cooling Fan inside

No Driver needed

Allows device hot-swapping(Plug and Play)

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7 and Max OS 9.x/10.x and above, Linux kernel after 2.4.1.0

Packaging

Package Contents
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to Sata 5.25"/3.5" Aluminum enclosure
USB 3.0 cable
AC adapter and Power cord cable
Quick Installation guide

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Allan D.
  • 2/26/2015 10:14:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent but hardly perfect.

Pros: Easy way for me to connect my Blu-Ray Lightscribe to my iMac, which lacks an internal disc drive. The drive went in easily and seems to work pretty well most of the time.

Cons: Fan - After less than a year the fan began making an awful noise and I ended up just taking it out, since I use a disc drive and not a hard disk, so heat happens not to be an issue for me.

Reliability - while this thing is fast (USB 3.0), I have found that sometimes the communication between my computer and the drive is interrupted in the middle of burning, reading or lightscribe etching. It happens often enough to be very frustrating.

Sliding - this thing slides easily and can move on its own over time just from the vibrations of a spinning disc inside the drive. Some rubber feet would fix the problem.

The blue activity light is incredibly bright (many, many times brighter than a typical activity light) and can be bothersome when using it to watch a movie with the lights out.

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  • thomas p.
  • 2/19/2015 5:42:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBYTECC ME-535U3

Pros: PROS:(PURCHASED 3 OVER A 2YEAR PERIOD)...... VERY COMPATIBLE, USED WITH 3 DIFFERENT BLU RAY BURNERS ON SEVERAL SYSTEMS FROM NETBOOKS,LAPTOPS,AND PC'S . VERY FAST, 45MINS FOR BURN/VERIFICATION OF A 25 GB BLU RAY DATA DISK BURN.

Cons: CONS: ALL THREE BEGAN TO GIVE "BASIC I/O ERRORS".....AFTER TROUBLESHOOTING THE ENCLOSURES WERE FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE.

Other Thoughts: OTHER THOUGHTS: UP UNTIL THEY FAILED THESE ENCLOSURES PERFORMEDNSTASTICAL FAY . I ONLY WISH THE MANUFACTURER WOULD RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEM ISSUE A NEW PRODUCT ......AS THAT'S HOW WELL THESE WORKED ....WHEN THEY DID

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  • Nick D.
  • 12/24/2014 2:56:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

Pros: You can put a DVD / Blu Ray drive in it and it will read Cds and DVDs fine.

Cons: Can't burn anything reliably. I was unable to burn an audio CD for the longest time. Tried Windows 7 & OSX. I thought it was my computer, turns out it was just this stupid enclosure. I got a Vantec Nexstar, put my burner in it and I'm able to burn everything just fine.

Other Thoughts: It feels cheap and it IS cheap. Avoid at all costs.

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  • Paul S.
  • 5/15/2014 10:55:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReturned

Pros: None

Cons: Huge, overly bright light, very loud fan, caused system to blue-screen every time I used the Blu-ray drive that I installed into the chassis.

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  • zach w.
  • 3/6/2014 3:44:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It works sometimes...
Cheap

Cons: It doesn't always mount to a computer
The fan is LOUD.
It's generally flaky in nature, don't use it for anything important.

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  • Richard J.
  • 2/20/2014 6:45:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsgot power?

Pros: all alluminum and has sliding case

Cons: power adapter not shipped. Unable to use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2014 7:00:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: USB3; accepts 5.25" devices; external PSU

Cons: Blinding activity light; may not power some 5.25" devices; very large footprint - physical dimension 10.25"x6.75"x2' - unless using as a hotswap bay I can't see using this as a HDD enclosure; proprietary power plug; muffin fan in turbo mode

Other Thoughts: This would not be a 4 or even 3 egg, had there not been a 5.25" device in my war chest this enclosure could power. 1 of 3 BD drives worked - the whole reason for purchasing. I believe it may have to do w/ power requirements but can't say for sure. Currently using an older LG WH12LS38. No issues w/ reading any of the optical formats the drive is capable of supporting; unable to speak towards burning ability. The power supply is external which will keep temperatures down but is a non-standard 4-pin plug on the device side. The enclosure is VERY large, so take measurements. The activity light definitely lets you know it's on if the tremendous whoosh of air hadn't already.

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  • Eric K.
  • 12/15/2013 12:07:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot happy

Pros: none

Cons: wast of time and money, Bytecc has no support for there not working defective idem's

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  • Trevor S.
  • 12/8/2013 6:53:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case -- very pleased

Pros: The USB3 interface works fine with my Win7 native USB3 ports. Have a Pioneer BD burner installed and it plays a retail BD with no problems (haven't tried burning a BD yet.) Reads and burns DVD and CD with no problems. Construction quality seems just fine to me, also attractive appearance. Has a built in fan.

Cons: Lacks rubber feet, but those can be readily purchased for cheap.

Other Thoughts: I wrote the 12/2/2013 review as well, but at that time on a different PC and hadn't yet tried BD playback (BD surface scanning worked). I just tried retail BD playback and the WinXPsp3 system with a PCI USB3 adapter card didn't work. DVD and CD were fine, but not BD. My guess is a PCI adapter much-less-than USB3 speed was just too slow to support playback, result being VLC lock up.

So don't expect to playback BD using a PCI USB3 adapter cared. I presume a PCIe USB3 adapter would be fine -- its speed wouldn't be crippled.

Also, when I powered the case following connection to a native USB3 port with Win7, the drive was detected immediately, the drivers were loaded, and it was ready for flawless VLC BD playback. I've not yet seen any issues specific to this case, but for BD, you need a fully functional USB3 hookup, anything sub-spec probably won't cut it.

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  • Trevor S.
  • 12/2/2013 5:15:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking fine with Blu-Ray burner

Pros: Pioneer Blu-ray burner works great in it.

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: Am using with pre-PCIe PC and installed a USB3 /PCI interface card to boost speed over available USB2. OS is WinXP SP2 and though I don't use the burner often, it's burned a number of DVD's perfectly, including post-burn verify. Software used is ImageBurn.

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