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BYTECC BT-380 Super Speed USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Faulty Power Supply 08/12/2013

This review is from: BYTECC BT-380 Super Speed USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter

Pros: USB 3.0, SATA

Cons: Constant disconnects during even the smallest of file transfers. No disconnects while the drive is idle. The disconnects appear to be due to a faulty power supply (model: SPP34-12.0/5.0-200). Guys, when you take the lead out, replace it with something that works.

Also, the BT-380 could benefit from a SATA extension cable or extended connector. I have to remove smaller drives from any caddies to pull data, this extra step takes time.

Other Thoughts: This is replacing a BT-300 USB 2.0 drive mate workhorse which finally died after years of use and abuse. I was able to re-use the old BT-300 power supply (model: FLY36-5-12) to get the BT-380 working, for now. I'm still only giving 1 star as not everyone will have this option. The cost to ship it back makes an RMA cost prohibitive. I've also got another BT-300 ordered which hopefully will not come bundled with the same faulty power supply.

Seagate SV35 Series ST31000526SV 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive SATAIII drives w/ 5 year warranty.

Cons: I'm a bit disappointed with the quality of these 5yr drives. After owning 3 of these drives for a little less than 3 months, one of them died. No SMART warning either, the drive just stopped working. The failed drive sounds like it has bad bearings. Fortunately, I purchased the 3 drives as a RAID5 set, so while degraded, I'm not totally sunk.

Other Thoughts: RMA with Seagate was easy enough and I should have the replacement drive in a few days. I will however purchase another spare from Newegg in the event it happens again. It will probably also arrive sooner.


Benjamin G.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin G.

Date Joined: 07/06/04

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 06/14/11
  • Last Review: 08/12/13
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