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OWC Bundle:

500GB 3.5" Toshiba/HGST Drive,
NewerTech Voyager S3,
OWC Software Bundle

Mac / PC / USB 3.0 & 2.0
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
Everything you need in one package,
immediately ready to:
  • Backup and store your data with confidence.
  • Consolidate your smaller drives.
  • Organize bodies of work on separate drives for long term storage.
Examples of how this Voyager S3 bundle can
be used in real world situations:
Photographers / Videographers: Keep your photos and video archived and organized by using a separate drive for each volume of your work.

Small Business Applications: Backup important files at end of day and keep the drive separate from your system, either off-site or in a fire-proof safe. Keep multiple drives to have backups from any specific date if your business demands archivability.

Computer Technicians: Easily backup client data to separate disks before working on the machine without the need to utilize an enclosure. It's as easy as using an open bridge board with the protection of a full enclosure.

Home Use: Keep your pictures, financial records, scanned legal documents such as birth certificates and other personal documents safe. Backup your data to a separate drive and keep the drive in a safe or safe deposit box.

For Everyone: Have the piece of mind of a complete backup plan. Create a bootable clone of your drive at regular intervals so if your computer goes down, your productivity doesn't go down with it. Boot to another computer and keep on working!

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.

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Product Specifications:

Bridge Chipset

  • ASM1153E

Features

  • Supports all 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA  6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s drives and SSD 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 500MB/sec
  • 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
  • Whisper Quiet operation…no cooling fan needed
  • 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

Supports

  • Serial ATA 1.5G/3G/6G (SATA I/II/III) Drives of 2.5" and 3.5" types and 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

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 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, and an available USB 3.0 port. Support for drives over 2TB requires Windows XP 64-bit and later.
  • Linux Requirements:
    Linux compatible via supported the USB interface.

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)

Interface/Ports

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

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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500GB Toshiba/HGST Deskstar 7K1000.D Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
3.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity1
500GB
Formatted Capacity2
465GiB
Rotational Speed
7,200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
32MB
Manufacturer Model Number
HDS721050DLE630
Format

Physical

Height (max)
26.1mm (1.027″)
Width (max)
101.6mm (4.0″)
Length (max)
147mm (5.787″)
Weight (typical)
450g (0.992 lbs.)
Bytes per Sector
512
Areal Density
569Gb/in2

Reliability3

Contact Start-Stops
300,000
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read
Warranty
2 Year Toshiba/HGST Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
3.0Gb/s

Power

Maximum Start Current, DC
2.0 Amps
Idle Mode
3.7 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
70 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 107°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 42°C
Vibration
0.67 G (5 to 500 Hz)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
8% to 90%
Altitude
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
350 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Vibration
1.04 G (5 to 500 Hz)
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.5 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n NWTU3SHDK0.5TB UPC#: 811643015937

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.8 / 5 56 out of 56 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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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.

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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.

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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. Customer Videos:

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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.

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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.

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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! This review is from NewerTech Voyager S3 'SuperSpeed' USB 3.0 SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution. 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! This review is from NewerTech Voyager S3 'SuperSpeed' USB 3.0 SATA 2.5" & 3.5" Drive Docking Solution. 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.

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*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 Newer Technology USB Universal Drive Adapters.

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