Access hard drives conveniently with NewerTech Voyager

A docking station for internal hard drives that features quad interface and supports all 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives.

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If you do a lot of work that involves transferring data from one hard drive to another, you'll probably love the NewerTech Voyager hard drive dock.

This the first quad-interface hard drive docking station that supports FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA. The device can turn any 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA hard drive, up to 2.0TB, into a fully bootable and hot-swappable external drive solution.

NewerTech Voyager is compatible with both Macs and PC and features plug-and-plug installation with no software or driver needed. All you need to do is plug in a new hard drive, and format it if need be. You can of course--and I believe this is the main use of the device--put in an old hard drive to access data from it.

Other features of the NewerTech Voyager include:

  • Data transfer rates up to 3Gbps (300MBps)
  • Push button drive eject for safe hard drive removal
  • Hot-swap functionality for fast access to multiple hard drives
  • Weighted base and nonskid rubber feet for stable operation
  • Two-color status LED: Left side is blue for power on, right side flashes red for disk activity
  • Compact design: Measures 5.28 inches tall by 3.70 inches wide by 2.68 inches deep and weighs 1.35 pounds without drive
  • Fanless design for quiet operation

The docking station comes with all interface connection cables and a one-year warranty. You can get it now for $99 at OWC. OWC also sells the docking station bundled with hard drives for prices varying from $150 (500GB) to $380 (2TB).

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