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BYTECC U2CR-318/ Hub USB 2.0 3.5" Bay, CompactFlash/ Extreme CF/ Extreme III CF/ Ultra II CF/ HS CF/ XS CF/ CF Pro/ CF Txtra Pro/ CF Pro II. All-in-1 Card Reader

  • USB 2.0
  • For Standard 3.5" Drive Bay
  • Supports Hot-Swapping and Plug and Play function
  • Sockets:Memory cards socket x 5, USB socket x 1
  • USB Bus powered; no external power required

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Make the hassles of external card readers a thing of the past. The Bytecc card reader fits into any 3.5” drive bay on your desktop computer, and provides you an extra USB 2.0 port in the front panel for your convenience. This 4-slot reader reads CF, SD, MMC, MS, XD and T-flash.

Interchangeable black, beige and silver bezels are included in your purchase and are designed to ensure that the reader blends seamlessly into your computer case. Compatibility is never an issue with the U2CR-318 since it supports all of the major operating systems, including Windows 98, 2000, XP and Mac OS V9.2 or higher. Reading your flash media has never been so convenient!

  • newegg 52-in-1 Card Reader The Bytecc U2CR-318/Hub card reader supplies an amazing solution for convenient and quick access to 52 types of memory cards including CF Type I and II, Microdrive, SD, MMC, SM, xD, MS, MS Duo, and more.
  • newegg High-speed USB 2.0 Connectivity The Bytecc U2CR-318/Hub card reader features high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity to your computer for an up to 480Mbps data transfer speed, supporting hot-swapping and plug-and-play function.
  • newegg Three Color Front Bezels Three front bezels (Beige, Black and Silver) are provided to match with the color of your computer case as you like.
  • newegg Convenient Front USB Port The Bytecc U2CR-318/Hub features a convenient front USB port for easy access to your MP3 player, USB flash drive and other USB-compatible devices.

Learn more about the BYTECC INC U2CR-318/Hub

Model

Brand
BYTECC
Model
U2CR-318/Hub

Details

Type
52-in-1
Slots
4
Installation Type
Internal
Interface
USB 2.0
Compatibility
Compact Flash Card (Type I)
Compact Flash Card (Type II)
Extreme CF
Extreme III CF
Ultra II CF
HS CF
XS CF
CF Pro
CF TXTRA Pro
CF Pro II
Support - Compact Flash
Yes
Support - Memory Stick
Yes
Support - MMC
Yes
Support - SD
Yes
Support - SmartMedia
Yes
Support - xD
Yes

Features

Features
Transfer rate of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface can be up to 480 Mb/sec (Max)
Internal design fitting into 3.5" drive bay to save the desktop space
Supports Hot-Swapping and Plug and Play function
Sockets:Memory cards socket x 5, USB socket x 1
USB Bus powered; no external power required
Supports Mass Storage Class Drive
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  • Justin C.
  • 7/7/2015 8:40:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for what it is.

Pros: Single USB connector.
Faceplates to match case.
Supports many cards.
Plug and play.

Cons: Only one USB 2.0 port.

Other Thoughts: I have 4 USB 3.0 ports on my Lian Li PCD600 Case. I only wanted for the extra USB 2.0 and SD card slot and this fills up my last empty 5.25 drive bay in my massive case. The red LED's didn't match. Their tiny LEDs, and can't really be removed. They can be easily destroyed with a soldering iron tho. Once they're destroyed you can easily solder standard LEDs of which ever color you prefer. I omitted the status light and opted to install a single blue LED which stays on when a card is plugged in, but interesting, wont turn on with only a USB device.

I wish the cord was a little bit longer, It's just long enough for me to connect.

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  • Adam C.
  • 7/5/2015 9:31:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: It does what it's meant to, but...(see cons)

Cons: The slots themselves aren't super well manufactures. For instance, getting a CF card inserted is the most annoying thing...it doesn't have a good insertion system for CF, so it's a pain to bother with it sometimes. Haven't had that problem with SD cards though.

Also, why the clear/silver USB extension? Why can't it be black like everything else? Dumb choice.

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  • JD H.
  • 6/20/2015 5:00:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works as it should

Cons: none

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  • Allen M.
  • 3/9/2015 10:39:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlug and play! No extra drives!

Pros: Some others reported that this will show something like 5 unused drives even when nothing is plugged into the device. This is not my experience. Once the drivers automatically downloaded and installed with Windows update, all the extra drives disappeared.

A drive will only appear if something is inserted.

Cons: Not much.

Other Thoughts: Used on Windows 7

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  • Reginald G.
  • 2/20/2015 7:01:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSimple and Functional

Pros: Quite frankly, it works. After reading some not so stellar reviews I decided to take the gamble for 12 bucks( thats what I paid anyway}. I've had it since 2012 and the card slots and usb still work. I do have to admit to not knowing if the cf card slot works though as I don't use those. Overall, pretty OK for cheap and can definitely reccomend as long as you're willing to take the bet. I'm pretty happy.

Cons: As others have said, the light is annoying. It's not insanely bright or anything but it is always on. My rig is on the floor though so I only really notice when going to bed.

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  • Tyler M.
  • 1/16/2015 12:04:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAvoid if You Use Compact Flash

Pros: Inexpensive
Cheap
Extra Face Plates

Cons: Junk CF Reader
Light is on all the time

Other Thoughts: Good for the dollar, but is different from the one pictured, no big deal. Build quality is cheap but not a real issue except for the Compact Flash reader. I'm a photographer and still use CF quite a bit. The pins on this reader bend very easily because it doesn't seat/guide the card in very well. After about 6 months of this one finally broke, never had that happen, ever. Everything else works fine for what it is but for my next one I'll spend a little more.

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  • Merry Z.
  • 9/25/2014 11:55:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggslights & USB work... nothing else

Pros: lights & USB work

Cons: Card readers are MIA.

Other Thoughts: I had a similar multi-reader with USB in my machine. After 4 years of frequent use, the SD card reader failed. Should be a simple replacement, right? hmmph. I had to open both sides of the case, remove waayy too many screws, disconnect a bunch of cables to get the old motherboard plug out of the machines, then put the new one in. And guess what? Just like the old one, the lights and USB work, and the card readers don't. Am I gonna send it back and replace it? Too much like work!! I'll just chalk up the 11 bucks to "lesson learned", and get an external reader for my most common cards.

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  • Luke .
  • 9/12/2014 9:27:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt Works, for now

Pros: its a 5 card + 1 USB 2.0 internal hub for 11 bucks that you don't have to connect to your power supply and lets you have more than one thing plugged in at a time despite only having one USB to motherboard connector. it also comes with a silver and a white/gray face-plate if it doesn't match your case in its default black color.

Cons: its a 5 card + USB internal hub for 11 bucks, so you get what you pay for. the build quality is questionable, the hubs read/write light is far to bright, its so bright i cut off a small piece of electrical tape to cover the lights. the lights also bleed through the CF/CF II dock because they didn't put any walls in-between the different slots. (See below, the hub i got is different than the one they advertise but still has the same functionality.) The read/write light also stays on constantly regardless of if your computer is on or off.

Other Thoughts: this is a minor thing for me but as some of the other reviewers have mentioned the hub they shipped looks different than the one they advertise.(a picture of what mine looks like with mentioned tape http://i.imgur.com/9BEjDPB.png) first off the read/write lights are on the other side of the hub under where the USB 2.0 is in their picture and the lights are horizontal rather than vertical and both are red. On the top row of mine the ports go in this order from left to right. first you have the USB 2.0, then a T-Flash port, then an XD bay and a SD/MMC port on the right of the hub which has been combined into a single port rather than the weird double wide one they show. on the bottom row of the drive from left to right of the hub you have the read/write lights a CF/CF II dock and a MS/MS Duo port.

I've also seen that a few reviews have said that their hub stopped working after a few weeks, if mine fails i will update my review.

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  • Michael S.
  • 5/4/2014 10:43:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWrong Item listed in the pictures

Pros: -It was dirt cheap i paid 10.99.
-It runs 5 cards all at once and uses a single connection.
-I never used the face plates but they are a nice touch.
-So far everything seems to be working perfect :).

Cons: -Different style than i ordered. The one pictured has four slots and a USB plug and mine has five slots and a USB plug. I don't know if its a con or a pro since its actually better than the one i ordered haha.
-It puts 5 new drives under "My Computer" AT ALL TIMES. Even if the reader is empty it still shows up drive letters for five drives, which isnt a big deal but i though it should e mentioned.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely buy this again. I just needed something with a CF and SD card spot and this was spot on. Bytecc seems to make pretty decent stuff especially for the price.

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  • Sam H.
  • 3/28/2014 9:35:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBYTECC U2CR-318/Hub USB 2.0 3.5" Bay

Pros: It looks cool???

Cons: It worked for about 30 seconds and then quit.

Other Thoughts: In the words of Si Robertson, "It's a piece of junk."

Get something else.

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