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NewerTech Voyager S3

Use and swap 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives with this USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 drive dock.

USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Mac / PC / 2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty
Swap Drives at Will
Accessing multiple drives couldn't be simpler as Voyager's unique design makes hot-swapping drives a breeze. Just insert any standard 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive with up to 6.0TB capacity into the Voyager, and connect it to your Mac or PC via USB 3.0 or USB 2.0. There's nothing else to install or configure!

When you're finished using a drive, a simple press of the eject button lifts the drive off the SATA connector, allowing the drive to be easily removed.
Perfect for Data, Photo, and Video Workflows
Managing libraries of drive data just gets easier when a Voyager is integrated into your workflow. Save yourself the time of installing a drive into a computer, or the cost maintaining multiple external enclosures, power supplies, and interface cables. And unlike internal SATA connectors inside a computer or external enclosure, Voyager's SATA drive connector is made to be reused over-and-over to ensure long-term reliability.
Universal Capability
With the USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 cable included, an auto-switching power supply for worldwide compatibility, and flexible operating system compatibility, the NewerTech Voyager can traverse your data universe with ease.

Note: These Voyager docks are designed to spin down the hard drive and sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity, even if "Put drives to sleep when possible" is disabled in System Preferences. This is a power-saving and heat management feature.

Features

  • Supports all 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives up to 6.0TB
  • USB 3.0 for maximum data transfer rates and fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 for system compatibility
  • Data transfer rates up to 6.0Gb/s (500MB/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 side Blue = Power
    Right side Flashing Red = Disk Activity
  • Compact design…measures 5.28″ x 3.70″ x 2.68″ inches
  • Quiet fanless operation
  • Plug and Play with Macs and PCs
  • High quality USB 3.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible cable included
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty

Includes

  1. 2.5" & 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s or 1.5Gb/s drive connector
  2. Hinged flap for 3.5″ drive access
  3. Drive eject lever for safe removal of 3.5″ drives
  4. Status LED:
    Blue = Power
    Flashing Red = Disk Activity
  5. Power receptacle
  6. USB 3.0 port
  7. External Auto-Switching US/Intl. UL Listed 100-240V AC/ 50-60Hz, 12V/2.5 Amp Output
  8. 36″ High Quality USB 3.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible cable
  9. Voyager S3 Manual (980KB PDF)
  10. 2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications

Bridge Chipset

  • ASMedia 1053e

Interface/Ports

  • One USB 3.0 port, fully backward compatible with USB 2.0

Supports

  • Supports all 2.5" and 3.5" SATA drives up to 6.0TB

Data Transfer

  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed up to 500MB/sec

Port/Interface Bootability

  • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 2.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

Material

  • ABS black plastic with non-skid rubber feet

Dimensions and Weight

  • 5.28″ x 3.70″ x 2.68″ (W x D x H)
  • 134.11mm x 93.98mm x 68.07mm
  • 1.35 lbs. (.61kg) (without drive)

Power Supply

Compatibility

  • Macintosh Requirements:
    Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x, and an available USB 3.0 port. Time Machine® Compatible: Mac OS X 10.5 (version introduced) and later. Support for drives over 2TB requires Mac OS X 10.2 and later.
  • Windows Requirements:
    Windows 98 or later and an available FireWire, USB, or eSATA port. Support for drives over 2.0TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later.
  • Linux Requirements:
    Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.
  • OWC Note: Windows XP 64-bit version and later recognize drives over 2.0TB.  Windows XP 32-bit version DOES NOT support drives over 2.0TB.

Product Manual

Warranty

2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - NewerTech is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. NewerTech's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. NewerTech solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your NewerTech solution prior to the conclusion of NewerTech's 2 year Limited Warranty period. Doing so will void the remainder of the NewerTech limited warranty.

Recommended USB 3.0 Cards

Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n U3S3HD UPC#: 811643012233

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 33 out of 33 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 easy to use at a great price January 10, 2016 This unit is basically plug-and-play. Swapping hard drives is a breeze and the hookup couldn't be easier. As a real bonus, the price is very low.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Indiana Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very handy device December 18, 2015 Provides a quick and simple means for archiving project data

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NH
Rating: 5/5 great way to re-use old hard drives October 27, 2015 After swapping my slower hard drives in my Mac or PC I was looking for a way to recycle the pulled drives usage......

This works perfectly for both 2.5 and 3.5 drives!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NH Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 required for hard drive upgrades September 9, 2015 upgrading a drive? use this to plug in and format the new drive. use carbon copy cloner to clone the installed drive. install new drive no problems with files.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Jose, CA Age: 55-65 Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 great price/meets an unmet need September 6, 2015 A couple of years ago, I had a hard disk die in my MacBookPro and replaced it with a hybrid from OWC. I kept the old drive on my desk for years, wondering what I would find if I could ever extract the information from it. When I saw this item, it seemed like just the ticket...and it was! Using this and data recovery software, I was able to recovery quite a bit of data (photos especially) that I thought were gone forever. Works with 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch drives, I can also use it with a 3.5 inch drive as an external drive for the MacBookPro. Just what I needed!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fresno, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy External Cloning Docking Station August 29, 2015 I use this USB 3 docking station (plus an eSATA one) to clone the 6 hard drives in my MacPro. This docking station allows me to purchase less expensive 'bare' hard drives for my backing up work.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 4/5 Awesome product August 16, 2015 Thought my hard drive was inaccessible but this tool helped me download all my photos and data. Also useful as a standby disk device.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Plainsboro, NJ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 NewerTech Voyager S3 'SuperSpeed' USB 3.0 Interface SATA 6Gb/s Drive Docking Solution August 14, 2015 OWC provides good solutions that last along time.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Doha Qatar Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Good Hot Swap Desk HDD Docking Bay August 11, 2015 This is a good quality product and very reliable in performance.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Docking July 30, 2015 I had a usb 2.0 now bought this usb 3.0... Great product, fast, reliable... My old docking is 5 years old... and still working... But the new one is a lot faster

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Batimore Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Voyager makes swapping drives and backing up easy July 11, 2015 The Voyager S3 is a great way to archive information onto bare drives. Also when mirroring a drive or simply backing up data, the S3 is a capable piece of hardware. So far so good; others have complained about the durability of the unit, but I've only used it half a dozen times, so I can't speak to how it holds up.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Las Vegas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 Fast interface! June 24, 2015 This unit replaced a USB 2 unit I used prior to getting this one. Much faster with USB 3.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Smart, very smart June 22, 2015 This product is so smart, so simple. I recently had to replace the entire guts of a medical device that included a new hard drive. I took the previous hard drive, dropped it into the Voyager and had a new backup device for my desktop at very little expense.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: ohio Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 great item May 9, 2015 great item

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: L.A., CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Get the S3, not the Q April 29, 2015 I have the Voyager Q and the Voyager S3. Get the S3. I've had problems with the Micro-B Cable and Micro-B receptor on the model Q. THe S3 works like a charm.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montréal, Québec Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 A really good choice! March 16, 2015 I own 5 docks like this. I bought my first one 5 years ago and since I discovered that way of working, I couldn't go without it. It easy to use and perfect for drive cloning, file transfert, even for a FW hub. I'm looking forward to get the next generation of those docks... with Thunderbolt 2.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Baltimore Md Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Just what I needed March 8, 2015 I was able to copy files from old drive to new drive in just a few minutes. Easy install with no problems.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sainte-Adèle, Québec, Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Great Stuff !!! February 16, 2015 The newer Tech Voyager S3 is a hub to install ANY 2.5 or 3.5 SATA disk with the USB 3 port !

bought a 30$ usb hub, plugged it into my airport extreme and Tadam ! got a 6TB HDD shared into my house available from Mac, PC and iPhone and iPad (there is an app for that !)

The only problem is that is will accumulate dust and you must have a Dust Electrostatic Magic Wand to clean it from time to tim ! ;-)

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 3.0TB 7200RPM HD & NewerTech Voyager S3 'SuperSpeed' USB 3.0 Interface SATA 6Gb/s Dock Bundle.

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Denton, TX Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Incredibly Handy Device January 17, 2015 I own several of these NewerTech Voyager S3 docks, and one of the earlier version, as well. I use them every day, along with one of the Voyager Q models, to cycle through a large number of bare drives I use for backup and cloning. Using docks for this purpose makes more sense than cycling through multiple external drives that would have to be hooked up, unplugged, then re-hooked up later. It's also less expensive to buy bare drives than to buy multiple external enclosures/drives. I've had a few of these go out on me over the years, but OWC has stood behind the product as long as it's been within the warranty period. I highly recommend this product. Now, if OWC could release one that supports Thunderbolt/Thunderbolt 2 that would be way cool!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Palm Harbor, FL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great tool December 11, 2014 This has brought back to life old hard drives I had stored away. Easy to use and fast!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fort Worth, TX Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked flawlessly November 27, 2014 I'm very pleased with this product. It works exactly as advertised and I was able to access files I needed off of an older drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: WA state Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 good product for quick swap of storage drives November 14, 2014 I purchased this for one of my friends for last years (2013) X-mass. My friend has never had any problems using this OWC product. The friend I bought this for has a 27in iMac. My friends iMac that he uses to hook up this OWC product has USB 2 and not USB3 but he experiences no incompatibility issues, ever. I feel based on my friends usage of this OWC product, that the OWC product is solid and reliable.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Solution for Backups October 9, 2014 I love this product because it allows me to back up all my data and utilize large capacity hard drives at a lower cost. People thinks it looks cool on my desk, always a plus.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 2.0TB 7200RPM HD & NewerTech Voyager S3 'SuperSpeed' USB 3.0 Interface SATA 6Gb/s Dock Bundle.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good product for my needs October 6, 2014 I needed a way to quickly hook up my 3.5 inch SATA drives to my new computer to get the data off as I need it. The docking bay was the perfect solution to my problem.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montrose, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Works as advertized September 19, 2014 When I had to junk my PC Club tower, this drive dock allowed me to access files on the internal media drives. This way I don't have to copy material off the bare drives, just store them carefully in static-resistant cases or envelopes.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hawaii Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 It is an amazing item August 24, 2014 My big old Mac pro is to old and has to many problems to be fixed. Without Drive Dock I wouldn't be able to save all my data and I would be in trouble with my clients.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Little Rock, AR Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great product. June 28, 2014 My MacPro G5 finally bought it. Had two hard drives. Needed something to easily access the info on the drives. The NewerTech docking station was a perfect solution. Simple to hook up. Works great.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Minnetonka, MN Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Superb solution for old hard drives. June 12, 2014 Simple, reliable way to use HDs replaced from my computer for additional storage. I have a number of drives that were repaved by larger units. This is my 2nd such unit making it easier of copy entire drive.

One of these really good product ideas It's a great archiving solution.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Not always so good. May 26, 2014 The first unit I purchase some time ago works flawlessly. As a backup I ordered a spare unit and it arrived kinda half dead. It would mount a drive but NOT copy files. I called Tech support the day after it arrived and the Tech had a replacement on the way the same day. Even provided a prepaid shipping label so I just had to pack up the bad one and drop it off at the UPS store. While getting a bad unit was unfortunate the Customer service just can't be beat, thats why I keep coming back to OWC. Thanks folks. BTW, the replacement unit works just GREAT!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Mexico, DF Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Reliable, fast & easy! January 28, 2014 This is one of the best options available for you to connect a 2.5" or 3.5" serial ATA drive to any computer, PC or MAC. Fast, reliable and so easy to use it will make you save time and get the job done. I have used it for cloning my HDD, to setup a boot disk and to format and copy my SSD, it just works great! Great option, and a great value.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Palm Springs, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Great! November 6, 2013 I needed a way to recover information from an expired Apple Time Capsule. The voyager was simple to connect to my computer and mount my hard drive. Does what it says! Don't hesitate. worth every penny.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Seminole florida Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 My son is My hero June 21, 2013 When my Time Capsule stopped working properly my son bought for me on my birthday a new Apple WiFi Airport Extreme. this took care of the Wifi aspect but was now lacking a backup drive for my iMac. My son suggested saving the old hard drive and finding a case for it. Well this is it, The Newer Technologies Voyager, 2.5 0r 3.5 USB 3.0 dock. this thing was plug and play with the included power cord, and USB cable. Plugged the unit into the power strip added the USB cable, put in the hard drive, and turned the unit on. It read the previous data, and I ran a "Backup Now" and everything worked perfectly. thank you OWC and my son.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Kmurp Age: 45-54 Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Worked like a charm. April 22, 2012 Used a Maxtor 6L200S0 Diamondmax10 drive. It allowed me to save data from my dead Powermac and transfer to my new computer. Saved my rear...

I would recommend this item to a friend!

*Use of eSATA interface requires system reboot in order to recognize drive

NOTE: Voyager only accepts SATA interface drives If you have IDE/ATA interface
drives (show IDE), we recommend the NewerTech USB Universal Drive Adapters.

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