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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 (980KB 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

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Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 55 out of 55 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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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.

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Reviewer: ArielZTD
Rating: 5/5 Ease of use April 18, 2018 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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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. Customer Videos:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reviewer: DanaM Location: Miami Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Flawless Plug and Play April 14, 2017 Works perfect, plug and play. Very satisfied, very practical device.

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Reviewer: Matdat
Rating: 5/5 The only way to upgrade your iMac's hard drive March 27, 2017 There is a reason I've been an OWC customer for 20 years now. They support Apple products like no one else! OWC supplies ALL the tools, parts and even a quality video showing you a step by step instructions on how to get your upgrade done. The Voyager S3 made copying my old internal hard drive over to the new drive extremely easy. Easy to setup, use and it works! What else could you want? There is no need to look anywhere else for your Mac upgrades. Thank you OWC!!

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Reviewer: WaltP Location: Friendswood, TX Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Super easy to use March 20, 2017 I bought this docking drive to handle backup activity with one of my MacBooks. The idea was to make it really easy to connect to the computer and to use multiple HDD's. Boy, that's exactly what I got!

The USB cord is about as easy at things get for connecting to the computer, and the dock itself is super easy for connecting a HDD. Just push a HDD onto the connections, and you're ready to go!

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Reviewer: eanbadean Location: Boston, MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Handy for sure March 15, 2017 The eject button is nice but not crucial. It may make it too easy to eject a mounted disk without thinking. It would be wonderful if one could put in a drive taken out of a Mac laptop or iMac without having to remove any of the mounting studs. Just a couple of slots in the plastic would've accomplished this. Great for data recovery and archiving projects on hard drives.

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Reviewer: Donww Location: Texas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Voyager S3 February 21, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: HyperGuy Location: MI Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Perfect Addition to my New Laptop January 28, 2017 This device has the connections needed to activate my USB3 function.

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Reviewer: Sdiet Location: Pasadena, CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Drive Dock January 17, 2017 Very cost effective means of docking both 2.5" & 3.5" drives.

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Reviewer: MacProTX Location: Austin, TX Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very convenient tool! December 5, 2016 I don't need this tool nearly as often as when I was doing more tech work, and rehabbing old Macs for myself and others. For several years, I've just swapped drives in and out of several external cases I have. But you cannot beat the convenience of just dropping any SATA 2.5 or 3.5 HDD into this dock, and mounting it for repair, reformatting, cloning, or whatever. It makes drive upgrades a breeze. USB 3 interface makes this pretty fast, and the backwards compatibility to USB 2 (and I suppose even 1.1) makes it versatile enough to use with any Mac, or virtually any PC, built in the last 10 years. A great timesaver, and highly recommended.

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Reviewer: Blick Location: Utah Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Yes! November 8, 2016 If you are looking for a USB 3 dock without having to pay for other types of ports this is the one. Works exactly as advertised.

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Reviewer: jjjonas
Rating: 5/5 Worked perfectly & inexpensive October 28, 2016 Not much more to say. Plug & play.

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Reviewer: pcsnet Location: St. Louis Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Very easy to use. Very reliable. August 14, 2016 I have 3 of these.

I use one with a SSD drive to boot my iMac. It boots in 30 seconds. I have used other SSDs to test apps and OSs.

I use the other two for attaching hard drives. The response time is very good.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Austin, TX Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 Voyager S3 Review June 12, 2016 Works as advertized, but does not perform well as a Time Machine drive.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 working well April 4, 2016 No problems with this device yet. Don't expect any.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Overall very good. March 14, 2016 I have used an earlier model for weekly backups and archiving files for the past 3-4 years and never had any problems, nor with this one in the 3 months of use. The older model has a 2 TB drive limitation but I have used this one with 4 TB hard drives.

It would be nice if there was a flap or separate cover which would entirely block the drive opening instead of just reducing it to a 2.5" drive outline. I live in a very dusty house and the opening just invites dust and lint settling on the drive connectors. I guess I can use an inelegant plastic bag when the drive is not in use.

The power adapter as I have it now is plugged directly into a powerstrip and with my strip covers a total of 4 outlets! It looks like one should be able to remove the plug and perhaps use a cord instead but I just looked at my box and do not see or recall seeing a separate cord. I tried to remove the plug and it is in there so tightly or the release button just is not working I was worried about breaking it just to see what kind of cord it would take.

The older design which sat with the shorter side towards the user fit better on my shelf.

I like the addition of power button but is is at the back of the unit and fiddly to reach instead of on the top front as part of the operation light display (it just looks like a button). My information may be out of date but even with a power button of this kind the adapter may still draw power when the unit is turned off so I like to keep mine plugged into a powerstrip I can turn off completely. If the adapter were inside the unit the power button could really fill a purpose and it would reduce clutter.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User
Rating: 5/5 Good performance for a low price February 20, 2016 I use this docking station with a variety of Seagate drives to backup my data using USB 3. Data throughput for large files is 160+MBytes/sec. Sometimes I will see close to 200MBytes/sec. Much better than the USB 2/Firewire 800 docking station I was using.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: CT
Rating: 5/5 Great way to swap drives on my iMac. February 18, 2016 Works like a charm for swapping out drives. I don't need hot swapping so this does the trick.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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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: Calgary, AB
Rating: 5/5 Works great with all drive types November 18, 2015 Very reliable drive bay - compared to other solutions like a simple USB to SATA cable for low powered drives. Durable and easy to use.

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 *Used*.

*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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