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BYTECC Black 1.44MB Internal Floppy Drive Model BT-145

Item #: 9B-21-121-001  |  Mfr. Part #: BT-145  |  UNSPSC: 43201801
$8.49
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  • 1.44MB
  • 5.7" x 4.0" x 1.0"

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    Top Favorable Review

    Will not work for installing 2003, XP

    Seems to read floppies just fine. Inexpensive. Read more
    — Darrell E. 1/30/2011
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    Top Critical Review

    Two drives, neither work consistently.

    Completely unreliable, to the point of uselessness. I ordered two of these, and both of them exhibit read errors, usually CRC failures. The disks work fine in my USB floppy drive on another computer. I tried these with different floppy cables ... Read more
    — 1/23/2013


    Learn more about the BYTECC INC BT-145

    Model

    Brand
    BYTECC
    Model
    BT-145

    Spec

    Panel Color
    Black
    Capacity
    1.44MB
    Interface
    Internal
    Media Type
    3.5" Micro Floppy Disks
    Operating Systems Supported
    Mac OS 8.6/9.0/9.0.2/9.0.4/9.1
    Win 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista

    Physical Spec

    Dimensions
    5.7" x 4.0" x 1.0"

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Parts
    1 year limited
    Labor
    1 year limited

    Customer Reviews of the BYTECC INC BT-145

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    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 125 Reviews

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    • Juan B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Oldie but goodie

    Pros: Easy to install, reads all floppies in my collection - even some bad, scratchy ones that failed with other drives.

    Cons: None. Zero. Zilch. Nada.

    Bottom Line: It's good to see old PC hardware like this still available brand new. Kudos to Newegg for making them available to us retro PC builders >;D

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Willa T.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Internal floppy Drives

    Pros: The BYTECC BT-145 RT plug and play floppy drive installs real easy.

    Cons: One of the drives was noisy at first.

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    • Carlos R.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Works

    Pros: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

    Cons: none

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    • Brent H.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs I still use these

    Pros: Believe it or not I still use a floppy drive even though it's out date process.

    Cons: None

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    • Andy R.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Wow, is this thing a piece of junk!

    Pros: Heavy enough to make decent paperweight

    Cons: Useless for anything else

    Bottom Line: Bought two of these; one does not work AT ALL. The other will read/write/format up to about 85% pf the floppy's capacity. It will then just grind the head's position back and forth attempting to read (or write or faormat) until it either gets it (30-60 seconds later) or you give up out of frustration and cancel the operation.
    I've never bought two identical independent products and had BOTH be defective at once! Bytecc has set a new standard for lack of QC.
    I'd much rather get a Sony or Mitsumi, both of which I've had much better luck with, but don't sell retail boxed versions of their floppy any more — (I believe they're both OEM only now).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Chris C.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Works Great

    Pros: Three popular bezel colors. Direct plug-n-play internal floppy drive.

    Cons: Does not come with cable.

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    • Benjamin M.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs A Functional Floppy Disk Drive

    Pros: This is a functional floppy disk drive with a conventional 34-pin data/control interface and a conventional 4-pin power input interface.

    The legacy (ISA/LPC/Super I/O) floppy disk controller protocol has been thoroughly well-established for a very long time now. In fact, the technology is obsolescent. So, in my view, in order to get 5 stars, all the thing needs to do is work as described. This unit does work as described.

    The dimensions of the drive are stable: it fit smoothly into the floppy drive slot in my case, all pin connectors fit smoothly ,and the mounting screw hole locations are where they should be. The bezels are easy to snap on and off, and fit snugly. The operation of the disk-grabbing mechanism and eject button is smooth and solid.

    The drive successfully reads, writes and formats disks with no problem. The write-protect functionality works as designed. The indicator LED lights up appropriately when the drive is busy.

    All in all, a functional floppy disk drive unit.

    Cons: Slight residue and light dust on some internal surfaces of the unit.

    Bottom Line: Based on previous reviews, and considering the obsolescent nature of the technology, I had some concern that I might get a used or re-branded drive, but this appears to be a new or like-new unit. As described, it comes with three different bezels and matching eject buttons (black, neutral, silver). It also comes with four mounting screws.

    As far as I can tell, this is the only current-manufacture floppy disk drive left on the market. The classic industry-standard Sony MPF-920 hasn't been manufactured for some time, and prices for new models of that drive are getting into vintage territory.

    I'm grateful that Bytecc is carrying the torch for this legacy product. It's a relief and pleasure to see that they've created a successful, function version of the product.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Maleka K.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs Functinal, sometimes

    Pros: Works as intended, as long as you get a functional one.

    Cons: Bought two at the same time. one tested fine, the other corrupted any disk it was fed. Returned and exchanged for a functional one.

    Bottom Line: I made the mistake of installing this in a case before testing it. I wasted a good hour on a non-functional device. Always test floppy drives for installation! Since they're uncommon these days, they're subject to manufacturing defects.

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    • Richard G.
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: Ordered 2, one didn't work. Not worth sending in for an RMA as postage would cost as much as the drive

    Cons: One DOA, not worth returning as it would cost what the drive was worth, just ordered another drive later.

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    • Nicholas W.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs It Works

    Pros: It works.

    Comes with silver, black, and grey face plates.

    Cons: None.

    Bottom Line: Does not come with any adapters. Make sure you buy everything you need to install.

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