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BYTECC BT380(SILVER) Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 & Ethernet NAS External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0 & Ethernet
  • Up to 500GB
  • Aluminum
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Learn more about the BYTECC INC BT380(SILVER)

Model

Brand
BYTECC
Model
BT380(SILVER)

Spec

Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
IDE
External Interface
USB 2.0 & Ethernet
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 500GB
Features
Color: Silver

Fitting for 3.5" IDE HDD
Work with both PC and Mac
Plug and Play , Hot-swappable connection
Support up to 500GB IDE HDD
Superior performance in durability and speed than comparable solution
perfect centralized storage center for home, school or small office
Connect directly to the LAN/Ethernet without PC
Quick and easy installation to network without server, IP address, or protocol
Acts as a local drive and a sharing disk by all PCs within network
Unique ID and access code allow defining read/write access rights
Easy backup or expansion through software allowing RAID 1 & RAID 0
With 30Watt External Power Supply
AC input : 100 - 240V
DC output : +5V 1.5A / +12V 1.8A

Operating System Support:
Win 98SE, Win 2000, XP
Mac OS x

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
8" x 2.50" x 7"

Packaging

Package Contents
3.5" Aluminium External Enclosure
USB Cable
Network Cable
Power Adapter
Power Cord
Driver Disk
User Manual

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  • Tilmon H.
  • 6/2/2011 12:44:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesnt Work

Pros: Well its easy to hook up the ide drive to it

Cons: Once hooked up and connected to router or hooked to the usb port Win XP doesn't know it exists.

Other Thoughts: I KNOW the hd is good. I hooked it directly to PC and formatted it just before I put it in the enclosure. I installed the software and put in the id #. Its powered up just can't make windows see it at ALL.

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  • Kevin K.
  • 5/29/2011 10:33:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood little enclosure!

Pros: Didn't take long to setup. Thanks to previous reviews. Thanks guys :)
Windows 7 and XP have a shared network drive. Exactly what my mother needed. This will be easier for her than going through homegroup/network shares.

Cons: I'm bad about reading manuals. So when the software/manual said that the device Id and Key were on the bottom of the enclosure, I believed it LOL! I was about to remove the chip, and look under that, but I looked on the first page of the manual, and noticed it right inside the book on a sticker. There are ways of obtaining it via command prompt, and some other softwares though. But I'll be sure and not lose it!
The enclosure is a fairly tight fit. Careful with drives under warranty. It tried to scratch the seagate hard drive sticker! No problem for me, because this drive is WAYYY outdated. It's also only a temporary. I plan on a WD 5000AAKB drive for replacement.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 recognized it right after installing the software, and registering the drive. XP on the other hand, I had to install a driver. No biggy. I told it to look on the included CD-Rom, it took care of it. It's transferring files as I type :D

Would probably buy another, but since it's limited to IDE drives, I don't know. An IDE to Sata chip may not fit in there. Or be compatible for that matter. For the price though, I don't regret buying it. Wish there were more enclosures at a fair price :(

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  • Shaun T.
  • 5/18/2011 8:36:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWatch out with Windows 7

Pros: Cheap solution that works fine with proper drivers

Cons: Ships with old version of NDAS software for Windows which cause blue screen crashes in Windows 7.

Manual is difficult to understand, and tiny print doesn't help!

Other Thoughts: Once I downloaded and installed the updated NDAS software from Ximeta.com, the crashes ceased. See previous review for more info on obtaining drivers.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2007 2:39:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent product

Pros: Small size, FAST data transfer on LAN. Far better than any other NAS solution offered.

Cons: Micro-Sized manual not layed out simply.

Other Thoughts: Does require small SW even for running on LAN

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  • Steve R.
  • 6/28/2006 5:50:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsEasy to setup, but be prepared for set up problems

Pros: Ease of setup on USB or one PC LAN use, solid construction, and fairly useful manual.

USB2 (2GB/min+) and LAN (750MB-1GB/min) is pretty fast.

Works with G wireless (D-Link 614.)

Doesn't crash once setup.

Cons: * Have to install software to get it to work on the LAN.
* Locks up for a few seconds under heavy use.
* No online support.
* Cannot R/W with more than one Apple PC.
* Difficult R/W set up with multiple machines.
* Driver software is not their own.

Other Thoughts: Since the software is not theirs you have to go to a seperate site for the most up to date drivers and actual sofware support (www.ximeta.com.)

Out of the box it does not support Linux, but you can get the drivers at the site metioned above.

If you are going to put in a new HD, I suggest you format it prior to putting it in the case. It took 6 hours to do a complete format on a 320GB drive through the LAN.

Set up the drive as a simple parition otherwise, it will give you headaches.

Even if it sounds like I am complaining, once set up, the product works great!

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