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Newertech Voyager – World’s First “ Quad Interface ” Sata Hard Drive Docking Station
  


Turns Any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II Hard Drive up to 2.0TB into an External Drive
Mac & PC Plug and Play Ready - Boot and Swap Drives

Newer Technology, Inc , the leading developer of PC, Macintosh, iPod, and iPhone performance upgrades and accessories, today announced NewerTech Voyager, the world’s first “ Quad Interface ” SATA I/II Hard Drive Docking Station with support for four interfaces: FireWire 800/400, USB 2.0, and eSATA. NewerTech Voyager turns any 2.5" or 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) I/II hard drive up to 2.0TB into a fully bootable and hot-swappable external drive solution.

Easy & Convenient To Use

Using Voyager is so simple: just insert any standard 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II hard drive (up to 2.0TB) into Voyager’s compact docking base and select the fastest of the four interfaces supported by your computer for read/write data speeds of up to 3.0Gb/s. There’s nothing else to install or configure. Voyager saves users the time and inconvenience of installing a hard drive into a computer or using an external hard drive enclosure with limited interfaces and slower speeds.

Plug and Play Hot-Swap Ready

With the most interfaces available on the market, Voyager provides Plug and Play ease of use for a fast external hard drive solution that works with both Macs and PCs. In fact, Voyager is so easy to use, that combined with today’s low cost of hard drive storage, users can think of a bare SATA I/II drive as being as convenient to use as a flash memory card, with the same instant access benefits and the addition of huge storage capacity gains. In addition, Voyager is completely hot-swappable for consumers wanting to move multiple drives at will while their computer is on and running. Its unique design and drive eject button makes inserting, using, and removing SATA I/II hard drives a safe and effortless procedure.

Ideal Solution for Storage Archives

The ideal solution for storage archives, professional photographers, videographers, and other hard drive storage archivers will no longer need multiple drive enclosures and power supplies for every archived hard drive. “Whether consumers want to re-task an older swapped-out hard drive, need to access multiple drives, or want to add big capacity, low cost external storage capacity to their desktop, Voyager is able to travel any computer user’s data universe needs with ease,” said Grant Dahlke, NewerTech’s Product Manager. “Its design and ‘Quad Interface’ functionality offer high speed ‘slide and swap’ hard drive read/write performance and convenience never before available.”


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Re: Newertech Voyager – World’s First “ Quad Interface ” Sata Hard Drive Docking Station

NewerTech Voyager Features:
  • Supports all 2.5" and 3.5" SATA I/II hard drives up to 2.0TB

  • "Quad Interface" for maximum system compatibility and data transfer rates

  • Data transfer rates up to 3.0Gb/s (300MB/s)

  • Push button drive eject for safe hard drive removal

  • Hot-Swap functionality for fast access of multiple hard drives

  • Weighted base and non skid rubber feet for stable operation

  • 2-Color Status LED: left side blue for power on, right side flashing red for disk activity

  • Compact design: measures 5.28" x 3.70" x 2.68" inches and weighs 1.35lbs without drive

  • Whisper Quiet operation - no cooling fan needed

  • Plug and Play with Macs and PCs

  • All interface connection cables included

  • RoHS Compliant

  • One year warranty
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Re: Newertech Voyager – World’s First “ Quad Interface ” Sata Hard Drive Docking Station

Yes, because Apple didn't learn anything from the SCSI connector fiasco and didn't design a forward-thinking port in the first place. Meanwhile, USB is on its third generation with the same port (with USB 3 being backward-compatible).

And who was the moron who invented eSATA, a recent interconnect with NO PROVISION FOR POWER?

The current state of high-performance interconnects is pretty sad, what with Apple giving up on FireWire and no real replacement coming up. And no, USB is not a replacement for FireWire. USB is for mice, modems, and keyboards; not mass storage.
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Re: Newertech Voyager – World’s First “ Quad Interface ” Sata Hard Drive Docking Station

eSATA and hot swappable? Is that right? I can see stopping a USB or Firewire device - but I didn't think you could stop and start eSATA like that...
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Re: Newertech Voyager – World’s First “ Quad Interface ” Sata Hard Drive Docking Station

Although it goes to show how late I am on everything. this look to be pretty good. I didn't even know things like this existed. but I'm getting one soon
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Re: Newertech Voyager – World’s First “ Quad Interface ” Sata Hard Drive Docking Station

I really like the dock style of these things.If these things are to expensive for people, similar devices can be had for less. We use some at work that support 2.5 and 3.5 IDE and all SATA I/II. It is just a cable device with the connectors and if you search around, you can pick them up for about $20 or so
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Re: Newertech Voyager – World’s First “ Quad Interface ” Sata Hard Drive Docking Station

I find the HDD to USB adapters dont actually work very well with any sort of damaged drive. Basically they just wont mount. Yoyo, were your ones not that badly damaged, or do these new dock adapters work better?
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Re: Newertech Voyager – World’s First “ Quad Interface ” Sata Hard Drive Docking Station

I Was wondering What are Transfer Rate of This device ?
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I Was wondering What are Transfer Rate of This device ?
Transfer Rates:
  • eSATA: up to 3.0Gb/s (or 300MB/s)
  • FireWire 800: up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
  • FireWire 400: up to 400Mbps (50MB/s)
  • USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)
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