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NewerTech Voyager Q

Use and swap 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives with this multi-interface drive dock.

USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / FireWire 800 / FireWire 400 / eSATA
Mac / PC / 2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty
The World's Favorite Drive Dock Gets Even Better!
Pros and enthusiasts alike put Voyager to good use day in and day out. Our latest update to Voyager Q includes a new internal chipset to provide even greater long-term reliability, and support for up to 500MB/s of pure performance. And we didn't stop there... Voyager Q now comes with an amazing 2 year limited warranty.

We upgraded a lot in the Voyager Q except one thing, the price – that stayed the same. Now adding a Voyager Q to any drive access workflow is an even easier decision.
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 up to 6.0TB into the Voyager, and connect it to your Mac or PC via USB 3.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, or Firewire 800. 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, the Voyager's SATA drive connector is made to be reused over-and-over to ensure long-term reliability.
Universal Capability
With all supported interface cables 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
  • Multi-Interface for maximum data transfer rates and 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
  • All interface connection cables included
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty
  • CE approved

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. eSATA port
  8. Two FireWire 800 (1394b) ports
  9. FireWire 400 (1394a) port
  10. External Auto-Switching US/Intl. UL Listed 100-240V AC/ 50-60Hz, 12V/3 Amp Output
  11. 36″ High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 800 connecting cable (9-9 Pin cable)
  12. 36″ High Quality Double Shielded FireWire 400 connecting cable (6-6 Pin cable)
  13. 36″ High Quality USB 3.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible cable
  14. 36″ High Quality Double Shielded eSATA connecting cable
  15. Voyager Q User Guide (1.5 MB PDF)
  16. 2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications

Bridge Chipset

  • J Micron 562 + J Micron 355

Interface/Ports

  • (1) eSATA port
  • (2) FireWire 800 (1394b) ports
  • (1) FireWire 400 (1394a) port
  • (1) 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 - up to 6.0Gb/s (500MB/s)
  • eSATA: up to 3.0Gb/s (or 300MB/s)
  • FireWire 800: up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
  • FireWire 400: up to 400Mbps (50MB/s)

Port/Interface Bootability

  • Can I use this solution as an external startup drive?
  • eSATA*: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 800: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • FireWire 400: Supported on Macs meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info
  • USB 3.0: Supported on Macs and PC's meeting minimum requirements. - Click for more info

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 FireWire, USB, or eSATA 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 USB and FireWire interfaces.
  • 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.

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)

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.

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Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 56 out of 61 (92%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Fort Mill SC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great unit...Works great! February 5, 2016 I bought this unit to be able to use some SATA drives I had removed from older computers. Recently my church began recording it's services on Samsung 250 GB SSDs I was afraid I wouldn't be able to use my unit with the SSDs...but, it works great.. no problems! Edit on!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) NewerTech Voyager Q- FireWire 800/400/USB3.0/eSATA Hard Drive Dock for 2.5" & 3.5" Drives.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: MI Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 I use them daily January 11, 2016 I prefer to use these with internal drives, than buying the external drives. The external drives have a common problem. The USB connections are weak, and often have loose connections to the circuit board. I've had this problems with both WD and Seagate in the past.

I've never had this problem with these docks, or any other problems with these docks. And I have three of them. Unfortunately internal drives are more expensive than external drives right now.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) NewerTech Voyager Q- FireWire 800/400/USB3.0/eSATA Hard Drive Dock for 2.5" & 3.5" Drives.

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Reviewer: Suhr Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Before Purchase READ November 29, 2015 This is an excellent product. There IS however two very justified complaints.

1. Neither the new or old version of the Voyager has a Dust Cap. So, while your Voyager sits out ready to be extremely convenient, the 2.5" slot allows airborne dust to not only gather but directs the dust directly at the SATA connector and WILL eventually cause connection problems. SOLUTION: Provide a device fitting Dust Cap. (I place a small anti-static bag over mine that encloses the entire device)

2. This version of the Voyager Q has a GIGANTIC wall wart power supply that will consume acres of any surge protector. BEFORE YOU BUY you should know that. SOLUTION: Purchase a power supply cord from OWC to avoid this problem. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MNEPWRUS/

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: coosbay oregon Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome product November 1, 2015 This dock is great - been using them for years now. Quad interface. I have a stack of drives & can pop one in anytime I need to for accessing info that I store on drives that are not inside my mac. Great for PCs too!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montana Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Handy, low cost unit October 14, 2015 We have one of these units on each workstation and they are incredibly handy. With a cataloguing software for our archives, and several large loose drives, the Voyager makes pulling files from our archives a breeze. Would give 5 stars, but we've had a three units fail, one during the warranty period and two after. All were interface issues. But the performance and low cost make the product worthwhile.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: El Cerrito, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great way to work with older 3.5" and newer 2.5" drives August 16, 2015 I work with a current (2014), high end MacMin, and had several used, but still very serviceable HDs that I want to use for backups. I purchased a Voyager Drive Docking Station to handle that task and used with both 3.5" and 2.5" drives. It worked perfectly out of the box, is quiet, fast, and helped me to salvage and continue to use numerous internal drives. I am a frequent purchaser of OWC products, this being the latest, and always find the customer service, delivery, and value of the products I purchase to be excellent. Can't recommend highly enough!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Singers Glen, Va. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Marvelous! August 6, 2015 I bought my first Voyager Dock in May of 2013. I was a little reluctant because some of the reviews indicated troublesome problems. My first dock has worked flawlessly for over two years and I recently bought a second one, which has also worked flawlessly. These docks have been a real problem solver for my two computers which get heavy use. First, each and every one of my old LaCie drives had failed, but the internal drives (removed from their cases) have worked without a hitch in the Voyager Dock. Secondly, these docks make the work of organizing large groups of files much easier than it used to be. The ease of swapping around a bunch of different drives helps with gathering up certain project types that are scattered across several drives and grouping them onto one drive. My old method of having numerous external drives on a long FireWire chain often made for slow transfers. If one drive was getting shaky, the whole chain would bog down. I would highly recommend this product!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York, NY Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 "HD toaster" works great on FireWire 800 and 400 July 2, 2015 This "HD toaster" (that seems to be the slang term around NYC) was bought to house the primary 3.5-inch SATA HD from a 2005 PowerMac G5 tower that failed suddenly because of problems with its liquid cooling (yes, look it up!). The "toaster" has since been attached to a 2011 MacBook Pro and a 2011 Mac Pro tower using FireWire 800, and to a 1999 G4 Digital Audio tower using FireWire 400. It has read and/or written the drive great from all three Macs. It was dead simple to set up, from the included instructions.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Elmwood Park Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product June 20, 2015 It's great product make easy and more affordable to additional hard drives. I wish it was a way to change the drive with powering down. But that's a small thing in the big picture.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Washington, Missouri Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Very Handy June 4, 2015 This is very handy for accessing my archived drives without having to have them in an enclosure. It has worked perfectly.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product June 1, 2015 Performs as expected

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 works fantastic May 29, 2015 A great product, have never had any issue with it.. Still going strong after 3 years.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 3.0TB 7200RPM HD & NewerTech Voyager Q Multi-Interface SATA Drive Docking Station Bundle.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Zurich Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Simple Access to your Archive May 26, 2015 Great Product, Ease of use and connection is great. Never any issues...

This review is from NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Comes in very handy May 18, 2015 Works great! I'm surprised at how often I use this dock. I wouldn't be without it.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Atlanta Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised April 7, 2015 Very neat unit which I use to mount old drives. Do not have to buy a multi drive box.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Valobal Location: Mexico DF Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great and fast solution to backups or change disks April 2, 2015 It is usefull to my MacPros, with it I can change fast and easily hard drives and make backups. Great solution. I have been for almost 5 years and working very well without a problem.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Calgary, Ab Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Now this is a great tool! March 27, 2015 Great tool for backing up/cloning internal drives. Worked great to clone my internal drive to a backup drive and then as a boot drive when I installed an SSD system drive and 4TB data drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Francisco Bay area Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works as promised March 26, 2015 This replaced an older model that would not read a disk greater than 2 TB. Works well right out of the box

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Swiss army knife March 20, 2015 This product is a wonderful addition to any computer user. I use it to access old hard drives of different sizes, and occasionally as a backup tool when I want to back something specific up. I have also occasionally used it to share very large amounts of data that cannot be shared with a flash drive. Definitely one of my favorite 'gadgets'.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech Voyager Q- Multi-Interface SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Tennessee Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Hard drive convenience March 9, 2015 Replacing a hard drive - not because it failed, but perhaps because it was full - creates a spare drive that you can use elsewhere. Or maybe you have an old sata drive from years ago that you are wondering about - good or not? Don't go through the hassle of bringing your system down to install the drive to check it out. Get this Newer Tech Voyager, connect it to your operating computer via a Firewire or USB cable, plug in the old drive, and you can check it out, erase, re-format, and you have a spare drive good to go. Talk about convenience and good for the environment!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Wichita, KS Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Makes it easy to transfer large volumes of data February 22, 2015 I purchased a pair of these and use them (along with a 2 TB drive) to transfer large volumes of data between my computers. One of the units didn't work properly (it didn't recognize the Firewire 800 cable) and OWC replaced it immediately. I'm very happy with them - it's made it so much easier to reload and transfer large data files.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Myrtle Beach, SC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product February 10, 2015 Easy to use. Plugged the connector into my USB port on my IMAC. Followed instructions and inserted my 1 tetra hard drive and started to back up my hard drive on my IMAC. This backup hard drive is in addition to my Apple 4 tetra bite hard drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 Super easy way to check on hard drives January 19, 2015 Using this tool makes is simple to see what is the matter with a bare drive. Just plug in the unit, connect it, pop in a bare drive, and check it out. Having such a unit around also makes it easy to download data from an older drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: LS Alabama Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This is slick January 16, 2015 I wish I had one of these a long time ago. Really a nice product.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Windsor, Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Voyager Q is a great choice for back ups January 13, 2015 My external hard drive was over 10 years old, too small of capacity and communication occasionally disappeared. I wanted the convenience that Voyager Q offers. Secure back ups are a given and practical. It was plug it in and select it from time machine. Easy to use

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from 500GB Hard Drive & NewerTech Voyager Q Multi-Interface SATA Drive Docking Station Bundle.

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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