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Item#: N82E16817145342

BYTECC ME-320U2B 5.25" USB 2.0 Black External Enclosure

  • 5.25"
  • USB 2.0
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The BYTECC ME-320U2B is a high-quality external enclosure and is ideal for converting your 3.5" or 5.25" IDE internal hard drives (with capacities of up to 500 GB) into mobile high-capacity storage warehouses. Its attractive black color grabs attention and looks stylish. What's more, it also supports DVD and CD drives and writers. The USB 2.0 interface ensures that it can be used with laptops and desktops alike.

The ME-320U2B is Hot Swappable and features Plug and Play support, and as such can be readily connected/disconnected to/from your computer without rebooting the computer. It is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows based systems. Being stackable, it can be placed almost anywhere.

  • newegg 5.25-inch Form Factor The 5.25" BYTECC ME-320U2B provides ultra-broad compatibility with IDE optical drives including CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and DVD+/-RW drives and is compatible with 3.5" hard drives as well.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The USB 2.0 interface enables high data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps so you save time while copying or moving data. Support for plug-and-play significantly decreases the need for driver installations (Windows 2000/XP or above editions of OS).

Learn more about the BYTECC INC ME-320U2B

Model

Brand
BYTECC
Model
ME-320U2B

Spec

Size
5.25"
AC Adapter
Yes
Internal Interface
IDE
External Interface
USB 2.0
Fan
No
Features
Color: Black
Support HDD up to 300GB
Work with most CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW AND 3.5" HDD
Work with both PC and Mac
Plug and Play
Hot-swappable connection
Support Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP ,Mac OS 8.6 or above
Stackable casing

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
10.43" x 6.50" x 2.17"

Packaging

Package Contents
5.25" External Enclosure
USB Cable
Power Cord
Driver Disk
User Manual

Quick Info


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  • Randall P.
  • 1/4/2007 9:44:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product

Pros: Easy assembly,
Doesn't need an dc power adapter block,
Attactive design

Cons: Only USB, I would have liked a model with both USB and Firewire, but I knew what I was purchasing.

Other Thoughts: Works flawlessly with my Samsung SH-S182M DVD burner. No problems, high recommended.

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  • Elliott H.
  • 12/26/2006 12:02:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSlow enclosure!

Pros: Can't see any over another enclosure.

Cons: Loud and slow data transfer rates, even on USB2. Took 3 hours to partition a 200GB drive on my PC. My MacBook won't let me partition it at all and won't recognize the drive after I do.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this drive if you plan to use it for anything other than an external CDROM.

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  • Ernest M.
  • 12/14/2006 12:04:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good Enclosure

Pros: This is the best enclosure I have owned. I have three of these units and purchssing another. The unit is solid when it is all put together. I like the fact is uses a standard power cord also. I recommend it to anyone

Cons: Some say the fan is a little noisy, but it does have good ventilation

Other Thoughts: I love Bytecc products. I have never had a problem with tem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/11/2006 12:06:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood and Solid

Pros: Exelent enclosure.Easy to set and assembly. Used almost 2 years with
NEC DvD burner. Burned over 1000 DVD and CDs and used as DVD drive on dayly mode. Easy connected to all possible systems in my home and to my friends computers. Never have any configuration problem.

Cons: Not at most. For some maybe fan noise point of concern, but you cant put here low noise and slow spinning average 90-120mm fan,b/c size limitation. And to produce proper ventilation here mostly used small fans with high RPM, what deliver noise.

Other Thoughts: I deside write some info b/c came here get second enclosure and find
some people still find somethings wrong with simple and pretty strong
enclosure. This enclosure not flimpsy and very solid. Higly recomended.

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  • Kaipo A.
  • 11/27/2006 11:59:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The power switch at the back of the unit is easy to reach.
The smooth glossy black looks nice.
No big brick power supply.

Cons: As others have said, the case is kind of flimsy but I don't plan on dropping or smashing it so it is more than satisfactory.

Other Thoughts: I used it for a DVD burner that I bought along with it. I don't know how well the fan would work with a hard drive because my DVD drive doesn't get hot enough.
I don't know whats on the driver disk as I didn't bother to stick it in my computer.
The light on the front of the drive seems to only be the power light, it doesn't blink on activity.
The package also comes with screws to bolt the drive down.
The bottom of the case has 4 little rubber feet.

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  • Robert M.
  • 11/23/2006 7:17:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked well out of the box

Pros: Delivery was quick! NewEgg did a great job of proiding me with purchase and shipping information. The enclosure was identified right away when attached to my computer running XP Media Edition. Drive installation was a breeze. A knowledgable user should have no difficulty as far as I can see.

Cons: For someone that may not be well versed in how to use "Computer Management" in the Administrator Tools of XP might have trouble getting a new drive to work. For instance, in the instructions there was no mention of "initializing" the disk. A more detailed instruction booklet would be a very good thing. Additionally, instructions in how to install the drive in the enclosure and secure it and then put the enclosure together would be most helpful to anyone, including an experienced user.

Other Thoughts: When looking for an enclosure I was concerned with cost and heat. Although I have not had the enclosure very long, I was satisfied with the cost and so far the fan is working well. I did a full backup of my computer to the enclosure and the enclosure was barely warm to the touch. The fact that the enclosure is large enough for a CD-Rom drive probably helps with heat as the drive is not packed inside. So far, I am very satisfied with the purchase and I will DEFINITELY revisit NewEgg again.

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  • Victor K.
  • 11/19/2006 1:34:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsA reliable workhorse

Pros: I've had this enclosure for about two years now, and it worked perfectly well with various hard drives (up to 200Gb, haven't tried larger). About six months ago the fan started making too much noise, so I disconnected it (it's pretty hard to replace and for most purposes unnecessary). Otherwise, no problems at all; I'm buying another one soon.

Cons: Construction a bit flimsy, the fan isn't particularly great but at least it's easy to disconnect.

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  • MICHAEL H.
  • 11/5/2006 5:02:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: It went together very easy and in just a few I was ready to go.
It worked great on the computer every time.
I'm using it for DVD-Rom DVD Burners & Hard Drives.
It's stackable. It looks good.
So far I have tested them out very thoroughly and they test out great. I'm very happy with this product and great price too.

Cons: For this price no cons.

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  • Doug P.
  • 10/18/2006 11:02:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad

Pros: When it works, it works well and does what it needs to do

Cons: I had to rma the first one I had because it would not recognize any devices windows always said "Device Cannot Start". cost $XX to rma it. Second one works well but has fried 2 hard drives (quantum fireballs) Not gonna bother exchanging it again because it will cost more money than it's worth.

Other Thoughts: I can't recommend this product due to its instability and poor quality.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/16/2006 7:29:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Works well, decent speed. It includes a cooling fan.

Cons: Big size, but all external enclosures are like that.

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