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BYTECC BT-M260U3 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5" Double Drive Enclosure for SATA HDD/SSD

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  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • John R.
  • 9/27/2012 12:46:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsEject lever breaks immediately

Pros: Nice features and price.

Cons: The eject lever broke the second time I ejected a drive. I had to disassemble the enclosure to get it out, which revealed that the mechanism is so poorly designed there is no way it WON'T break. Sent it back at my own expense because NewEgg put me through such a runaround about return shipping that I decided it was easier to eat the cost. They also neglected to post my original review about the poor lever design.

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  • Mark D.
  • 7/17/2011 2:04:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice- does what I want

Pros: Works fine in Linux (RHEL 6.1)
Aluminum top/bottom/sides.
Thermostatically controlled fan (a feature they don't list).
Weighty enough to stay put (once you add feet).
Dual slot!
Slots separated enough to provide good ventilation.
Included USB 3 cable (although it is non-case matching blue).
USB 2 compatible.
Drive activity light (reuses power lights on each slot).
Works fine without RAID.
Very reasonably priced.
Well packaged, nice box.
Compact power supply.
Power switch.
Had no trouble inserting or removing drives.

Cons: No rubber feet included (easily fixed/obtained).
No "drive inserted" indicators.
Plastic front and back (but that is not unusual).
Not lockable (not a big deal).
Instructions are pretty skimpy.

Other Thoughts: When power is applied, the single blue LED comes on for each tray, whether there is a drive in it or not. During activity, the light blinks off. Would much rather have had separate master power LED, a drive inserted lights, and activity lights.

I did not test RAID capability (since that is not what I plan to use it for). I benchmarked (bonnie++) Seagate ST9750420AS 750GB drive in the slot connected to RHEL with USB 2 and got 28MB/s write and 47MB/s read. The read speed is right at the max USB 2.0 speed. The same drive, connected to the same machine but directly through SATA yeilds 42MB/s write and 165MB/s read. If the controller in the Bytecc can't max the bus on USB 2 for writing, I am not sure what the point of connecting it USB 3 would be. This could be a major strike against the unit for some people. It could be a limitation of my server's USB chipset (HP ML350G6). But for my application (replacing a tape backup system for a server), it doesn't matter much.

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