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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5"/3.5" SATA Drives up to 6TB
  • Also Supports SSD Drives
  • USB 3.0 Connector Cable Included
  • For Mac, PC, and Linux
  • Windows XP 64-bit Required for 2TB+
  • Mac OS X 10.2+ Required for 2TB+
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  • 1Description

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 almost any 2.5 or 3.5" drive, up to 6TB (support for drives over 2TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later, or Mac OS X 10.2 or 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 ASMedia 1051e chipset. If your system's BIOS allows booting from its USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 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.

General Features

Supports 2.5" and 3.5" SATA I/II/III drives and SSD drives up to 6TB
USB 3.0 Type-B interface
Data transfer rates up to 5 Gb/s (500 MB/s)
Push-button drive eject for safe removal
Hot-swap functionality for fast access of multiple SATA drives
Weighted base and non-skid rubber feet for stable operation
2-Color Status LED:
- Left: Blue = Power
- Right: Flashing Red = Disk Activity
Compact design
Quiet operation, no cooling fan needed
Plug-and-play with Macs and PCs
All interface connection cables included
RoHS compliant
CE approved
UPC: 811643010505
In the Box
NewerTech Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD
  • 100-240 VAC Power Supply
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Type-B to Type-A Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    NewerTech NWTU3S3HD Specs

    Number of Bays 1 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Connections 1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    Electrical
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power 12 VDC at 3 A
    Security
    Physical
    Material of Construction Plastic
    Bridge Chipset ASMedia ASM1051E
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.3 x 3.7 x 2.7" / 134.1 x 94.0 x 68.1 mm
    Weight 1.4 lb / 0.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.5 x 4.5"

    NewerTech NWTU3S3HD Reviews

    Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 82.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from How did I ever live without it?! I have a number of drives in USB 2.0 enclosures that are just way too slow to transfer large amounts of data. I also have various bare drives I need access to on occasion. I used to have to open up my computer case and have drives dangling out the side with SATA power and cables connecting them...not the best solution. This dock is a life saver! It also solves a pesky problem with the ATOMOS Ninja 2's drive dock that gets nowhere near the proper transfer speeds on my PC. I unload all my Ninja 2 footage with this thing and it's super speedy and reliable. I use it very often and have had no trouble with any of my drives.
    Date published: 2015-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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!
    Date published: 2014-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb External Drive Solution I just bought a new iMac with a 3TB internal drive and needed an external backup drive. Because the new iMac has USB 3.0 and no Firewire I had to find a new solution. This Newer Technology Voyager USB 3.0 Dock is perfect. The USB 3.0 is capable of 500MB/s transfer rates and I can hot swap any SATA drive (3.5 or 2.5) into it. So I can use multiple bare internal drives to accomplish my backup schemes, including off site storage. And the price was very reasonable and includes the USB 3.0 cable that I needed to connect to the iMac. A much better solution than the usual external case drives that include the interface and power supply which must be duplicated if more than one backup drive is used.
    Date published: 2012-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Functional 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable product I have bought this dock for my Samsung EVO series SSD drives. Its very easy and simple: just plug and play. One should be careful while inserting the SSD/HDD drives, so that it doesnot damage wear out the pin contacts in due course. Cautious way of plugging it will enable it to be used for years.I had no problems whatsoever.
    Date published: 2016-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with 3TB WD Caviar Green Drives I use Western Digital 3TB Hard Drives as my off-site backup for my photo archives and this dock works perfectly with them. Previously I was using a similar dock that could only handle drives up to 2TB, so I upgraded to this to handle the larger drives. Great price, has worked perfectly so far. I'm using a 2013 iMac with Mavericks OS and it works perfectly with this. The description says you need Windows 8 or something, but does not mention Mac OS compatibility. I had to check the manufacturer's website which listed Mac compatibility.
    Date published: 2013-11-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent performance. I was at first surprised by the weight (its heavy) of the Voyager unit and took that to mean it was well built. I had also just purchased a Blackmagic Television Studio mixer and needed to have a dock for moving our video files off our recorders. I noted that the Blackmagic artwork drawings in their manuals showed a line art drawing of how to connect to other gear and their dock looked just like the Voyager unit without the logo. I took a chance that maybe they were the same unit and judged if Blackmagic liked them they should work fine. I haven't been disappointed!
    Date published: 2013-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Buy 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.
    Date published: 2014-05-27
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    Will this work with the Sony AtomX SSDmini drives ...

    Will this work with the Sony AtomX SSDmini drives used on the ATOMOS Ninja V?
    Asked by: John
    Another user asked a similar question and someone else answered yes, though with an ambiguous reason. I don't own one of the Sony mini SSDs, so I can't say with certainty. The drive dock you are asking about has a standard SATA connection inside, and the drive just gets pushed down into it. The dock is about 2.5 inches high on the outside, while the specs of the Sony SSD are about 3 inches long. That means that the top of it will stick out far enough that you can extract it. However, all this assumes that the Sony SSD has a standard SATA connector, and I can't tell from the online documentation. The other user seemed to have said so, but he may have been referring to the dock. If you already own one of the Sony SSDs, just look at the connector and compare it to a standard disk drive, or look at the pictures of standard SATA connectors online.
    Answered by: ALBERT
    Date published: 2019-03-04

    question

    Why cant i transfer files from my docked drive to my computer drive?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The first thing that comes to mind, if this is a Mac formatted disk, is that you do not have sufficient permissions to write to or from the drive. Do a Get Info on the drive and at the bottom of the window you can see the permissions that you have on the drive. Adjust as needed.
    Answered by: Andy L. NewerTech Expert
    Date published: 2018-10-24

    question

    Will it work with 6 Tb ? I have one with a 6Tb HGST drive installed, newly formatted & only showing as 1.6 Tb on 2016 MacBook Pro / High Sierra
    Asked by: Nathan
    The dock is capable of mounting large volumes. That being said, do you have other bare drives that you can mount? Have you tried repartitioning the disk? Is there data on that disk already?
    Answered by: Andy L. NewerTech Expert
    Date published: 2018-10-24

    question

    Can we connect multiple PC's over USB 3 bus and access the drive one PC at a time?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No. You need to connect to one PC and use network to share this device to other PCs. Otherwise you will have hard drive corruption.
    Answered by: Kirill P.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Will this device read drives formatted in NTFS, FAT, ext3 or ext4?
    Asked by: Patrick R D.
    Sorry havent used it yet.
    Answered by: WILLIAM P.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Can I use this device to plug in the Sony AtomX ...

    Can I use this device to plug in the Sony AtomX SSDmini (1TB) B&H #SOSVMGS1TBT; MFR # SV-MGS1T/BT drive used on the ATOMOS Ninja V or do I need some sort of adapter or is it just no compatible at all?
    Asked by: John
    Yes it will work as it has a standard sata connector
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-03-03

    question

    Does the HDD need formatting to dock it? I already have a SATA drive having all my data on it and obviously I can't lose that data so formatting is not an option. I need an external dock so that I can transfer that data to some other drive. Please advise if this dock can be used.
    Asked by: Paresh G.
    Yes, you can use this dock with any drive that has already had data written to it, the data will not be overwritten.
    Answered by: Andy L. OWC Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    Which chipset does this dock have? ASM1153E or ...

    Which chipset does this dock have? ASM1153E or ASMedia 1051e??
    Asked by: Haz
    Please see the Specs tab on this page under Physical / Bridge Chipset.
    Answered by: Donald R.
    Date published: 2019-04-02
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