NewerTech Voyager S3 Review (Video Review)

Submitted by Dave Won. on

The NewerTech Voyager S3 is a professional Hard Drive cradle connects using USB 3.0 technology. This cradle is sleek and sexy and looks great on your office or technician desk .For backing up SATA drives this is a great plug and play way of quickly and safely accessing data. I worked as a computer tech for many years and would love to have had a device like this for data recovery and backups.

This device has style, so it’s not something you don’t have to put away after being used because it looks so good. The physical feel of the drive is excellent quality; it is solid and sits firmly on the desk.

When doing hard drive data recovery it is important to have a firm base with little to no vibration, and the Voyager S3 provides this environment.

Also booting to other operating systems from this drive is easy, especial taking advantage of the speeds that are available using USB 3.0. If you looking from a professional device to do data recovery or a backup of a hard drive then the Voyager S3 is a top pick for a professionals. Priced  $35 from OWC’s website this product is a must.  If you have an old computer with USB 2.0 you can use this device too. Comes with a 1 year warranty. Available at

Quick Specs:
Bridge Chipset: ASMedia 1051e

Drives: 2.5″ and 3.5″ SATA  6Gb/s, 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s drives and SSD drives up to 4.0TB

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
    One year warranty

OS Compatability:

Macintosh Requirements:
    Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, OS X 10.2.x or later including ‘Lion’ 10.7.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 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.