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Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD

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Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD

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  • 2.5"/3.5" SATA Drives up to 4TB
  • Also Supports SSD Drives
  • USB 3.0 Connector, Cable Included
  • For Mac, PC, and Linux
  • Windows XP 64-bit Required for 2TB+
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If you have spare hard drives lying around and you want an easier way to read them than throwing them back into your computer chassis, then you need the Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD.

This unique docking station can read any 2.5 or 3.5" drive, up to 4TB (support for drives over 2TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later) in all SATA I/II/III interfaces. There's a push-button eject for safe removal, a 2-color status LED, and it uses the LucidPort USB300REV2 chipset. If your PC bios allows booting from the USB 3.0 interface, you can even use this as an external start up drive.

The weighted base and non-skid rubber feet ensure stable operation, and the compact design won't significantly impact your workspace. It's quiet, and no cooling fan is needed, so you won't even know it's there. It even includes a USB 3.0 cable for out-of-the-box operation. It's compatible with Mac, PC, and Linux operating systems.

Boot and Swap Drives at Will
Whether you're on a data recovery mission or just want to check the contents of an older swapped out drive, Newer Technology Voyager is the easiest, most convenient way to access data from any Serial ATA (SATA) drive. Just insert any standard 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II/III drive with up to 4.0TB capacity into the compact docking base and hook up through the USB 3.0 port. Then, start reading and/or writing data to the docked drive. There's nothing else to install or configure!
Save Time and Money
With its Plug and Play design, the Newer Technology Voyager saves you the time of installing a drive into a computer or the cost of an external enclosure. Now you can think of bare SATA drives with the same convenience and instant access benefits as flash memory cards ... but with huge gains in storage capacity.
Hot Swap Ready
Have multiple drives you need to access? No problem, Newer Technology Voyager's unique design makes hot-swapping SATA drives a breeze. When finished using your drive, simply pull up on it or use the eject lever for 3.5" drives for quick and effortless removal.
Ideal for Photographers and Videographers
Instead of needing multiple enclosures and power supplies for every archived drive, Newer Technology Voyager makes accessing your valuable data a breeze. Just slide in your drive, find the desired image or clip, and then return the drive to your storage safe.
True Plug and Play
With a USB 3.0 interface connector cable included, an auto-switching power supply for worldwide compatibility, and flexible operating system compatibility, the Newer Technology Voyager can travel your data universe with ease.
Interface USB 3.0
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0 5 Gbps, up to 500MB/s
Drive Types Supported Serial ATA 1.5G/3G/6G (SATA I/II/III) Drives of 2.5" and 3.5" types and up to 4.0TB. Support for drives over 2TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later operating systems.
System Requirements Macintosh Requirements
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later, and an available USB 3.0/2.0 port.

Windows Requirements
Windows Vista, XP (XP 64-bit required for drives 2TB and higher), 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB 3.0/2.0 port.

Linux Requirements
Linux compatible via the supported USB interface.
Power Requirements External Auto-Switching US/Intl. UL Listed 100-240V AC/ 50-60Hz, 12V/2A Output.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.28 x 3.70 x 2.68" / 134.11 x 93.98 x 68.07mm
Weight 1.35 lbs / .61kg (without drive)
Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD
  • Power Supply
  • High Quality USB 3.0/2.0 Connection Cable
  • Manual
  • 1 - Year Solution Warranty w/ 48 Hour Turnaround Time
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    Newer TechnologyVoyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD
     
    4.7

    (based on 43 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (26)
    • Quiet (23)
    • Reliable (21)
    • Durable (20)
    • Versatile (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (31)
      • Multimedia (17)
      • Large projects (14)
      • Laptops (10)
      • File transfer (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (16), Multimedia professional (14), Tech professional (9), Power user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (23), Personal (18)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (24), PC (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect HD Docking Option

      I purchased the Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5/3.5 SATA I/II/III HDD as the temp docking station for the WD Red drive and to access files on older...Read complete review

      I purchased the Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5/3.5 SATA I/II/III HDD as the temp docking station for the WD Red drive and to access files on older 3.5" drives I have. Picture is of my actual Newer dock and WD drive.

      I bundled the Newer Tech Voyager with this drive to backup a Lacie Porche external that needed formatting. It did it, no issues, and am happy with the transfer speeds that the dock allows.

      Conclusion:
      Happy - flawless thus far. Push the power button, desktop icon appears immediately. Won't be traveling with this product, so the weight is not an issue. What you see is what you get. Zero compatibility issues, zero issues at all. Happy camper. Thanks B&H!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Up to 4TB? I guess not...

      My purpose for buying the Voyager s3 was solely to back up files onto my new Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0033 4TB 7200 R drive. I plugged the V S3 in and attached it to...Read complete review

      My purpose for buying the Voyager s3 was solely to back up files onto my new Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0033 4TB 7200 R drive. I plugged the V S3 in and attached it to my mac pro. I first used a 256g ssd drive and it worked like a charm. I then plugged in my 4tb drive and nothing. I tried the second usb drive and nothing. I thin tried putting my mouse back in the usb slot and it had caused both usb slots to quit working. I restarted and they regained function but the Voyager s3 still wouldn't read the 4tb drive. Frustrated.

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      5.0

      Handy

      By tedrzz

      from New York, NY

      About Me Tech Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Large Projects
        • Multimedia
        • Travel

        Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

        Very well built, designed, and priced. Thank you Newer Technology!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Must have accessory

        By Bud

        from Maryland

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Connectivity
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

          I use the docking station to do backups of photos and other files on different drives. I have also used this unit to recover files from drives that have failes to boot in a computer.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Simple to use reliable

          By Dan

          from Willimantic, Ct

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Large Projects
            • Multimedia

            Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

            I use the docking station to off load video files to Final Cut Pro. Fast, easy and very sturdy. I am happy with its performance. The first few times a SSD is ejected it is a little fussy but after a few times it seems broken in.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            works as described

            By RCvision

            from Warri

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia
              • Travel

              Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

              I use the product as a bridge for by backup / editing external drives. The usb 3 comes in handy for transfers

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Works Like A Charm

              By Mark

              from NYC

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Drive Recovery

                Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                Great product.

                Retrieved internal hard drive from my dead computer, inserted it into the Voyager, and boom, I've got all my data back! Used it to migrate to a new computer. And fast, too.

                For the price, there are no complaints.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Does the job

                By Wmph

                from Nyc

                Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                Exactly what I needed. Simple to use.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Does what I need.

                By CAS RVA

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Long Time Fiddler

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Archiving
                  • Backup
                  • Cloning Not Done Yet

                  Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                  Bought this unit to clone a system drive. That's not done yet, but with a quick shake down it appears to be functioning just fine. Seemingly stronger USB connection than the unit it replaces. One design plus with the included power supply is that it is convertible from "wall wart" to a configuration that accepts a common power cord.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Gets the job done

                  By Rob

                  from Maine

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                      I bought this when the communication interface on one of my G-tech drives died. I was able to transfer all the data off the drive without using a data reclamation service which would have cost me a stupid amount of money. I could probably just run the drive and edit using this.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Perfect HD Docking Option

                      By Jay

                      from Studio City, CA

                      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Fast Connectivity
                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Laptops
                        • Large Projects
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                        I purchased the Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5/3.5 SATA I/II/III HDD as the temp docking station for a 2 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drive drive and to access files on older 3.5" drives I have. Picture is of my actual purchase.

                        Conclusion:
                        Happy - flawless thus far. Push the power button, desktop icon appears immediately. Zero compatibility issues, zero issues at all. Happy camper. Thanks B&H!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect HD Docking Option

                        By Jay

                        from Studio City, CA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast Connectivity
                        • Quiet
                        • Reliable
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Laptops
                          • Large Projects
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                          I purchased the Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5/3.5 SATA I/II/III HDD as the temp docking station for the WD Red drive and to access files on older 3.5" drives I have. Picture is of my actual Newer dock and WD drive.

                          I bundled the Newer Tech Voyager with this drive to backup a Lacie Porche external that needed formatting. It did it, no issues, and am happy with the transfer speeds that the dock allows.

                          Conclusion:
                          Happy - flawless thus far. Push the power button, desktop icon appears immediately. Won't be traveling with this product, so the weight is not an issue. What you see is what you get. Zero compatibility issues, zero issues at all. Happy camper. Thanks B&H!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Error 50s make it unusable

                          By Hamlet

                          from australia

                          About Me Tech Professional

                          Pros

                          • Quiet
                          • SImple
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Constant Errors
                          • Loss Of Connection
                          • Poor Performance

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup

                          Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                          In theory this is a great product however I get "Error code -50, can't copy to external drive" when trying to copy anything more than 100Mb to various drives in this unit.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Easy plug and play dock

                          By Dominick

                          from New York, NY

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Fast Connectivity

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                              Good quality dock that does just what it's supposed to. Great USB 3 speeds, easy connectivity, and easy to use. Drives dock firmly and securely.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Very Handy

                              By kimww

                              from IN

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup

                                Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                                These are wonderful! I love being organized and having back up hard drives handy. Before, my drives were in a plastic bag-surrounded by foam-in a box-in the basement. Now they are compact and handy, in my office cabinet. I bought two and stacked them to hold four back up hard drives.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Fast data transfer

                                By kimww

                                from IN

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Fast Connectivity
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup

                                  Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                                  I replaced two computer hard drives from 1T, to 3T & 4T drives. This USB 3.0 dock allows those 1T drives to become back ups for video footage while working on projects. Data transfer is much faster than with the USB2 dock I used previously. Two other 1T hard drives I replaced were with 250GB-SSD's and this dock accomodates those too. When the price of SSD's goes down, and their capacity goes up, I'll replace them and use the current ones for even faster more reliable back ups.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Solid, and fast over usb 3.0

                                  By Chicagoguia Films

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Eject Button
                                  • Fast Connectivity
                                  • Led Status Light
                                  • Price
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Laptops
                                    • Large Projects
                                    • Multimedia

                                    Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                                    Excellent unit, works great. Very fast data transfer speeds. Connected with Macbook Pro with usb3.0. Feels very well constructed, non-slip base with little bit of weigh, unit does not move from its place.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Buy

                                    By Ethan the Video Guy

                                    from Lancaster, PA

                                    About Me Tech Savvy, Video Producer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Fast Connectivity
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Desktops
                                      • File Transfer

                                      Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                                      This is a great tool when using external SSD drives. I use the Blackmagic Design Cinema camera and I needed something to quickly transfer my footage to my computer and then reformat the drive. The SSD inserts quickly into the top of the unit and is easy to eject with the release button on top. This is best used to temporarily dock the SSD drive for file transfer, not to add more hard drive space to your computer.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      3.0

                                      Up to 4TB? I guess not...

                                      By jBale

                                      from Oklahoma

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast When It Works

                                      Cons

                                      • Wouldn't Except 4tb Drive

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                                        My purpose for buying the Voyager s3 was solely to back up files onto my new Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0033 4TB 7200 R drive. I plugged the V S3 in and attached it to my mac pro. I first used a 256g ssd drive and it worked like a charm. I then plugged in my 4tb drive and nothing. I tried the second usb drive and nothing. I thin tried putting my mouse back in the usb slot and it had caused both usb slots to quit working. I restarted and they regained function but the Voyager s3 still wouldn't read the 4tb drive. Frustrated.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        Solid design, easy to use.

                                        By A/V Colin

                                        from Dubuque, IA

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Fast Connectivity
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Large Projects
                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                                          I was looking at several HD docking solutions, and eventually went with this one. I am very pleased with the result! It is solid, well built, and easy to use. I was at first turned off by the necessity for the power cord, but this item has become an indispensible addition to my workflow!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Simple and Functional

                                          By Time Traveler

                                          from Middle Earth

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Fast Connectivity
                                          • Inexpensive
                                          • Quiet
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup

                                            Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                                            If all things in life were designed and built like the HDD Dock, then we'd have no needs for consumer reviews and probably Consumer Reports would go out of business. Voyager S3 does what it says it would do. Need I say more

                                            The only thing I can add is that the USB 3.0 port on the S3 is a lot sturdier than the one on the "older" model Voyager Q- Quad interface. On the latter model the type of USB 3.0 port was a Micro B which I think is much too flimsy for this type of dock. That is the main reason I got the S3. The Q worked fine apart from the Micro B connector.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            3.0

                                            For the price i was suprised.

                                            By topdogsho

                                            from nj

                                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Backup
                                              • Laptops
                                              • Multimedia

                                              Comments about Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD:

                                              I use it for ghosting drives. It didn't seem to recognize a whole 3 gig drive when I tried it. My guess is 2 gig is max. Most of the drives im ghosting are 2gb or smaller.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • PC

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