Pros Works well when connected in the right sequence
Cons Have to learn, search out the proper connection order
Summary Little support from Bytecc, but it now has a cryptic "tips to install BT-300" doc
Pros Nice and easy to see what is on internal hard drives without having to fully install them or even open up your system case.
Cons Doesn't work in Vista and the company doesn't seem to have any plans to work on a driver for it. You have to remember to set your drive as master in order for it to work properly.
Summary Nice product ... just keep an XP machine around in order to use it.
Pros The supposed support of different types of storage media.
Cons Absolutely no operations manual available
Summary I was wanting to connect to a 2 1/2" IDE hard drive. There is at least 1/2 dozen ways to hook it up, with only one being the correct way to prevent frying it and getting it to work properly. With no instructions, it is like playing Russian Roulet, except with 5 bullets loaded and only 1 empty. I immediately returned the BT-300 to the seller for a refund.
Pros Sounds like cats' meow for those who are more tecchy and repair personnel, according to claims on the box.
Cons No manual & site tips suck.
t#2. tip misses a step? When, as the correct sequence is critical, do you plug in the usb adapter?
#3 tip/no sense. Since no a.c., and the h.d. is powered and spinning, only then you connect usb. What's powers it to spin?
Summary This is a dream adapter kit, if it will do what it claims to do. And reasonably priced for what you get. But I can't personally find if it really works on varied media yet, as the instructions are missing or sorely lacking. I shouldn't have to experiment and risk frying something. Which I think I may have done at this point. As IDE drives that loaded, don't load anymore.
If I'm missing something, someone please help me. Because this is what I read, and reread.
If I read the tips correctly, being as no necessary manual is included, the online tips are inexcusably pathetically done. The Techs at BYTECC may be good at what they do, but business acumen is lacking elsewhere in the corporation.