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BYTECC U3-225 USB 3.0 Front Hub Bracket for Dual 2.5" HDD/SSD to 3.5" Tray

  • Two female USB 3.0 ports at front; supports data transfer speed up to 5Gbs
  • Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1
  • Hot swappable, plug and play, no driver, no external power needed
  • Shielded USB 3.0 Cable le
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Learn more about the BYTECC INC U3-225

Model

Brand
BYTECC
Model
U3-225

Features

Color
Black

Spec

Conversion Tray
2 x 2.5" Drive to 3.5" Bay
Specifications
Two female USB 3.0 ports at front; supports data transfer speed up to 5Gbs

Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1

Hot swappable, plug and play, no driver, no external power needed

Shielded USB 3.0 Cable length: 23.6 inches with USB 3.0 20pin connector

Offer two HDD/SSD bracket for space saving

Strong metal case for HDD/SSD protection

Fits 3.5" bay in PC case

Installation screws are included

Features

Features
USB 3.0 Front panel HUBs with Dual 2.5" HDD/SSD Bracket for 3.5" bay

Maximize the usage on your Desktop PC case, excellent for space saving

Easy Installation, Metal bracket for best HDD/SSD protection

Easy Connection, one 20 pin USB 3.0 cable for dual USB 3.0 port at front

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • DAVID H.
  • 4/18/2015 4:53:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it is supposed to do

Pros: Everything fits, tray is metal.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: A great way to put that otherwise pointless 3.5" front panel bay to good use. I could have paid an extra $10 for my Rosewill Challenger case to have ONE USB3.0 port on the front panel, or spend the same amount of money for TWO USB3.0 ports on the front, plus a tray for a 2.5" SSD.

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  • ALEX G.
  • 3/23/2015 1:26:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBYTECC U3-225 USB 3.0 Front Hub Bracket

Pros: Nice addition if you actually have a 3.5 inch drive opening.

Cons: I figured that this USB 3.0 front hub bracket would have the hardware to mount it in a 5.25 inch front bay. Unfortunately, it didn't, and I didn't have the necessary pieces lying around. Bad assumption on my part, but the description could have been more helpful.

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  • Charles G.
  • 1/19/2015 12:09:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsok, serves it purpose

Pros: Price, color, design, quality cable

Cons: No quality checks, hole pattern doesn't match my brackets

Other Thoughts: This product is exactly what I was looking for to add USB 3.0 connectors to the front of my case (I don't need it for SSD my case already has a place for that). It's appearance matches the looks of my case very well. The USB cable looks to be of very high quality. Functionally the Ports work great. The problem comes in the assembly of the bracket and the cable. There are a number of metal tabs bent into place to secure the plugs and these tabs cause the connectors to line up improperly with the rectangular holes in the front. I can still manage to plug my cables into it but it is definitely crooked (works fine though). The other problem is the mounting hole pattern doesn't match the holes in my 5.25 to 3.5 bracket. I got it mounted but its not exactly flush with the front face of my case. I haven't found anything better though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/7/2015 10:42:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHighly functional and well-made...

Pros: Holds your SSD and puts USB3 ports on the front of cases that lack them.

Cons: No real cons. Seems kind of silly that Newegg wants me to type something here.

Other Thoughts: I've bought a few & will buy more.

This is the IDEAL companion to the very tidy little Cooler Master Elite 361 case, pretty much the slimmest full ATX case you'll find, and just forty bucks right now. Sure wish Newegg would make these two a permanent combo deal.

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  • Joel B.
  • 12/13/2014 3:22:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked for my build. I have an SSD and a SSHD in mine.

Cons: As other have mentioned, getting the screws in the bottom drive is a bit tricky, in my experience mostly due to the cable getting in the way. I had to bend the brackets just a little bit to get all 4 screws in place.
It might be my case, but I could only get 2 of the 4 screws in my 3.5 inch bay into this bracket. no matter what I did, I could not get all 4 lined up.

Other Thoughts: Cheap and decent quality for the price. Just take your time and be patient getting everything mounted.

I haven't tried the cables yet, I bought mostly for the dual drive mount. For me the cables are a bonus.

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  • Brent F.
  • 11/17/2014 10:12:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoesn't fit

Pros: Cool design, looks great

Cons: Doesn't fit into 3 1/2 external because the face of it bells out a little. Not worth the cost of sending it back, maybe I'll file the sides down so it will fit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2014 9:46:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice, dual purpose gadget

Pros: + Gives you a use for the USB 3.0 header in cases that don't have a front 3.0 port
+ Metal
+ Nice thick cables with good connectors

Cons: - The front USB ports are slightly crooked toward the sides of the unit, when yo plug something it, the plug is visably crooked in the port.
- Side holes for the lower drive. There is no reason they couldn't have made the bottom drive mount from underneath. A real pain getting those puny screws past the USB port.
- The front center of the face bulges out a little, which doesn't make any sense to me. Maybe they think it looks good, but it might get in the way if your case has a door.

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  • T. S.
  • 10/25/2014 9:06:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Zo Far!

Pros: Shopped this up to combine the metal bracket mounting 2 * SSD drives AND add the 2 * USB 3.0 ports to the front panel: this combination really folds space and adds convenience.

It's great that this has a USB header-plug for the two ports to connect to my motherboard directly. The only other equivalent adapter I've seen costs DOUBLE the price and the USB cord is an extension to connect the two additional ports to one existing port..meh, .not as good of an arrangement!

Cons: No cons yet but -

- I'm leery of the weak metal mentioned in other reviews: not worth any stars until it would happen to me!

- had to take a Dremel™ tool and extend the mount holes for the lower drive because it wouldn't quite fit

Other Thoughts: Great price and utility, free shipping: NewEgg at its best

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  • Adam B.
  • 10/2/2014 5:42:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it says

Pros: Easy install, decent price, Performs as expected, very smart multi-purposing of USB ports and a 2.5 bay

Cons: None - arrived on time and works as expected.

Other Thoughts: I'm giving it 5 stars based on what I was expecting, what I needed and what I got. Exactly as described, no issues so far whatsoever, both ports work (USB 3 devices, USB 2 and peripherals like controllers) The cables are long enough to work with (hiding them)

If you're going to add 2x front USB 3.0 ports to your desktop, might as well get this with the 2.5 bay instead of one with just the ports. Same prices.

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  • ne E.
  • 9/27/2014 12:45:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFront hub bracket

Pros: Good dual SSD bracket.
SSD fit snug all screws needed are included.

Cons: As others have said holders for the USB cables are flimsy.
One broke while trying to get screws in the bottom SSD.
Metal is thick enough just not of good quality. Will not buy this brand again.
Buy at your own risk.

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