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BYTECC Black 1.44/1.25 MB 3.5" External USB Floppy Drive Model BT-144

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  • 1.44/1.25 MB
  • 3.5"
  • 4.1" x 0.7" x 5.9"

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The BYTECC BT-144 is ultra-slim, and can slip easily into your laptop bag, so you have access to 3.5" Micro Floppy Disks, wherever you go! The unit is USB-powered, so you won’t be stuck lugging a separate AC adaptor. The drive supports Mac OS 8.6 or above and Windows 95 or above (Windows 7 compatible), and works with floppy disk formats 2 HD, 1.44MB and 1.25MB. When you need to work with floppy media, the USB-powered BYTECC BT-144 gives you a high-speed read and write transfer rate, and convenient portability!

  • newegg Slim and Compact The BYTECC BT-144 is lightweight and ultra slim that is only 0.63lbs and 17mm thick for superior portability, making it an ideal companion with your PC or Mac.
  • newegg USB Powered The BYTECC BT-144 features a USB 1.1/2.0 interface for fast data transfer and simple connection to your computer with plug-and-play functionality. Plus the unit is self-powered via the USB so that no AC adapter is needed!

Learn more about the BYTECC INC BT-144

Model

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Brand
BYTECC
Model
BT-144

Spec

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Panel Color
Black
Capacity
1.44/1.25 MB
Interface
External USB
Media Type
3.5" Micro Floppy Disks
Operating Systems Supported
Mac OS 8.6 or above

Windows 95 or above (Windows 7 compatible)
Features
Ultra slim design, No external power needed
Plug & Play
light weight 0.63 lbs., easy to carry

Packaging

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Package Contents
BT-144
Driver Disk

Physical Spec

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Form Factor
3.5"
Dimensions
4.1" x 0.7" x 5.9"
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Ted E.
  • 11/30/2015 1:03:44 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWin10 Compatible

Pros: I've had this drive for some time for those few moments when I need to work with a floppy. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and have performed reads, writes and deletes to the drive with no problem.

Cons: Light-duty construction; I don't know how it would stand up to day-to-day use or being dropped but I haven't seen too many floppies lately. I haven't had any problems with it for occasional use.

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  • Caleb C.
  • 9/13/2015 12:53:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBroke my floppy.

Pros: Cheap.
Compatible with Linux.

Cons: Failed to eject floppy. Had to deconstruct it to remove my floppy. This broke the device.

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  • Kirk M.
  • 7/19/2015 5:58:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot 100% functional

Pros: Can read 1.44M floppies.

Cons: Cannot read 720K floppies , so it sucks. If you need a drive that will read Double Density, like I do, this won't work for you. Waste of money.

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  • Timothy F.
  • 7/1/2015 1:34:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply works

Pros: Works on Win7 without having to install drivers from included disk.
I needed this to retrieve some old data off a group of dusty floppy disks.
Glad we have moved past this obsolete, slow, horribly slow, form of data transfer. It was painful waiting as the floppy was read, how soon we forget.

Cons: Nothing to mention, works a good as could be expected.

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  • William B.
  • 5/1/2015 5:37:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLast one you will see.

Pros: Works exactly as described.
Probably the last one you will see.
{ Seriously }

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Probably the last one you will see.
{ Seriously }

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  • Kent H.
  • 1/7/2015 1:05:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival

Pros: Shows up as a device on multiple computers.

Cons: Doesn't read or write on any of the multiple floppies I tried, old ones and new ones. Won’t format either. The light comes on and it makes a noise. It might intrigue a cat for a little bit but even a cat would render it useless.

Other Thoughts: I wonder if a museum would want it. Probably not. It may not be old enough technology yet. It should be though. This technology hasn’t changed for years. No reason why a manufacturer shouldn’t have this mastered and have it so it would work for a long time.

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  • Timothy M.
  • 12/29/2014 5:19:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on arrival

Pros: None, did not work.

Cons: I tested the drive with multiple disk from multiple computers and it would not read any of them. It claimed the disks needed formatted. I tried to format a few of the disks and it failed. I hooked up an old internal floppy drive and tested the same disks and they worked fine. After confirming the disks worked I tried them again and it still failed.

Other Thoughts: Not worth buying even with Newegg return policy. It is almost $10 to ship the drive back. Waste of time and money.

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  • Justin M.
  • 10/28/2014 9:51:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAre you still using a floppy disk??

Pros: Windows 7 saw the drive and I was able to access "old" files from the 1990's with no problems. USB cable length is perfect to sit the drive on top of the case and plug it into the front computer case USB ports.

Cons: None for this drive. It works perfectly.

Other Thoughts: Makes a 5400 rpm IDE HDD look fast. Bought this for someone else to use for transfering data to "older windows machines". Godspeed.

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1 out of 5 eggsNot satisfied at all.

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: I can't really say if this product is good or bad.

But I can say that I ordered the first one. It was destroyed when I opened it from the retail packaging. MIssing the front door, it would not accept any disk at all.

I took the time to RMA through Newegg which cost me $10 return shipping. Which was roughly half the cost of the drive its self. But to help me recover some old family photo's it was a little price to pay. When I recieved the RMA Replacment today. I immediately installed the drive again and went about taking the task of trying to read my disks. Much to my suprise the drive would not read my disks. I thought maybe it was just one or two but after about 10 disks later It still would not read any of them. A friend of mine in the process took one of the disks over to his house to read them on his Vista Computer. He had no problems.

So I guess I'm stuck with drive now. It doesn't work, and its not worth it to send it back. If I did it would cost me another $10. I just can't rationalize $20 shipping on the cost of the drive itself. Bytecc has lost my business forever. Not to mention I pretty sure this drive corrupted 2 of my disks.

Buyer beware, I hope others have better luck than I did.

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  • Jon J.
  • 9/11/2014 2:01:24 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable!

Pros: No problems just plug in and ready to work on newer type Motherboards.

Cons: None.

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