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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. High Quality USB 3.0 (Standard-B to Standard-A) USB 2.0 backwards compatible cable
  9. Voyager S3 Manual (PDF)
  10. 2 Year NewerTech Enclosure Limited Warranty with 48-Hour Turnaround Time

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Product Specifications

Bridge Chipset

  • ASM1153E

Interface/Ports

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

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

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

UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) Compliant

  • Yes

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 4.8 / 5 75 out of 77 (97%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Verified Buyer
Reviewer: SmilingWhale-62810
Rating: 5/5 Great product September 8, 2021 Great product I was able to retrieve all of my data from an old iMac hard drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support September 9, 2021 Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to our support team if further assistance is needed.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: LightApricotBee
Rating: 4/5 Works as advertised... August 20, 2021 It takes up very little space on my desk, and the noise level of an installed spinning bare drive is less than I expected.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from (*) Newer Technology Voyager S3 'SuperSpeed' USB 3.0 SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution.

Response from OWC, Support August 20, 2021 That is awesome to hear! We are pleased to hear that the drive dock is meeting your expectations! Thank you for your review and for being a valued OWC customer!!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ZeebraMannqwerty
Rating: 5/5 Incredible device August 4, 2021 I bought this because I have several hard drives from defunct computers, and this allowed me to access all of the information on them. I use those HDD drives as external storage and this device treats them as simple storage drives without accessing the OS still located on them. I think it's the best thing I have seen in a long time.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support August 5, 2021 Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that your Voyager Drive Dock allows you to access all of your old drives!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CalmSheep-90590
Rating: 5/5 Just as I expected July 15, 2021 My experience with MacSales has ben nothing but good over the years. This NewerTech docking drive was just what I expected and does everything I needed.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support July 15, 2021 We are so happy to hear that your NewerTech drive dock is suiting all of your technical needs! Thank you for your great review and for being apart of our OWC family! We look forward continuing working with you for more years to come!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: CleanParakeet-93812
Rating: 5/5 So far so good June 4, 2021 It does just what I wanted. Fits both 3 1/2 and 2 1/2 inch drives. Hopefully it lasts!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Carlin5446
Rating: 5/5 QUALITY May 31, 2021 Everything I buy from OWC is top notch and their customer service is beyond reproach. If you need something for your Mac Other World Computing is your place for quality, price and customer service. Thanks to the men and women that never fail to solve any problem or provide the correct piece of equipment for your Mac.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: GMan
Rating: 5/5 Saved my external drive that quit working. May 29, 2021 Had an external drive die and I could tell it wasn't getting any power (no spinning noise/light at all). Took that external drive out of it's enclosure and plugged it in this baby and it mounted immediately! I'm now looking to add a SSD.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MFenimore
Rating: 5/5 Plug and Play with HardDrives May 3, 2021 After having five or six computers (desktop and laptop) over the last 15+ years, having this is almost a requirement if you still wish to access data from old hard drives. How many of you have opened up your desk draw and have 3-4 just sitting there after you removed them from your old machines? With this sweet little device, you can pop in a SATA drive, laptop 2.5" size, OR the beasty old school spinning 3.5" drives and access all your old data. This thing is awesome. Pop one out, plug the next one in.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: GloriousLizard-1730
Rating: 5/5 Words Like it Should!!! April 29, 2021 The Voyager S3 is simple, sfae and dependable. It works as advertised. Nothing else needs to be said...

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ShinyGrasshopper-97290
Rating: 5/5 excellent idea to transfer data from older computer to new one. works like a charm April 27, 2021 excellenttttttttttttttttt

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: dougjonsfla
Rating: 5/5 Great accessory April 24, 2021 I was able to retrieve old pictures from an old laptop. Worth it!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 100 Contributor
Reviewer: McBob Location: Conover NC Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great dock! August 31, 2020 This sits on my desk and is used without thinking too much about it. It just works, and does its job very well. Very pleased.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Melissa Location: Center Valley, PA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works perfectly! July 4, 2020 My old MBP died and I got a new one. I unfortunately had some photos and data on old hard drive I didn’t back up yet when it died (Bad on me) I bought this in hopes of restoring my files to new machine. It worked exactly as stated and is super easy to use! Was able to get everything off the hard drive I wanted! Thank you so much

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: SalamanderJSH Location: Wa. State Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Drive Dock for MacPro July 3, 2020 I bought this a while ago to be able to expand on a storage solution for my MacPro. It allows me to save files and keep them off of the main system storage. Easily accessed when needed. Still works like new.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: jcator Location: Texas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great Product November 8, 2018 This is a great product. Well worth the price. It help me recover two harddrives from my failed Mac Mini. Harddrives are now totally usable — no waste.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: RocketCitySteve Location: Huntsville, AL
Rating: 4/5 Does what it needs to do October 15, 2018 Needed a way to reformat/erase 3.5" drives that I've removed from enclosures; this does the trick nicely.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: BrianW16 Location: Massachusetts Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works flawlessly October 8, 2018 I was in a bind with my original internal hard drive close to dead (suffering from "stiction" in all probability). I plugged this combo in to my USB port and restored from Time Machine on my external drive, and all is back to normal. After I do the work to install the drive internally, I'll have further backup options using this dock.

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
Reviewer: michaelkg Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Simple to use and extremely reliable October 2, 2018 I bought this device to make usage of external HDDs and SSDs simple. It is reliable and connect HDD or SSD with easy. One day my internal SSD in iMac died. I had solution very fast, I just plugged in new SSD as external bootable and worked with it almost 2 months before I finally decided to fix my internal SSD. It was constantly turned on for 2 months as I am not shutting down computer, but using sleep option, and I am still using it for external backup HDDs. Very good product.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Freddie
Rating: 5/5 Inexpensive back-up solution August 16, 2018 The Voyager S3 is a great and inexpensive backup solution for my home office NAS. I can just pop in a HDD and store it in a safe location. Would be nice if the device came with a little dust cover to protect it from the elements when not in use.

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 250 Contributor
Reviewer: brushworks Location: Indiana Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Reliable and Hard Working April 22, 2018 My Voyager dock gets heavy usage on a daily basis. So much so I should probably buy another one. And it's more affordable that the offerings from even discount electronics outlets.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: ArielZTD
Rating: 5/5 Ease of use April 18, 2018 I would recommend this item to a friend!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Macanudo Location: El Paso, TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Quick to Arrive and Works Great December 28, 2017 This arrived sooner than I expected. It really was plug and play. I was able to use the new 2 TB Drive right away and created 5 partitions and cloned my main drive before I upgraded my system. Restarted using it to check everything out. Worked like a charm.

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.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: KR3Bannon Location: Pahrump, NV Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Keep using working HDs with this unit November 16, 2017 These Drive Docks work so simply that it is almost criminal. If you have old hard drives from a former machine---just take them out. Then connect the new Dock, and put them in it, about like putting bread in a toaster. Power up, all works again! Great product.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: notthisagain Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 works great July 30, 2017 I use one of the voyager S3 as a HD for the time machine. The second one for music, photos and sometimes for a back of the time machine or if something went wrong with one voyager I would still have a back up not that it will because I have an voyager S2 on my other computer for 6yrs. and hasn't missed a beat with all the HD swapping I have done.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: DougO Location: Mountain View Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 A must have extension. July 19, 2017 Unless there is a need to mount more than a single external drive, this product works well and offers a simple means to swap drives as needed.

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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