Newer Technology Voyager S3 USB 3.0 Dock turns any HDD/SSD into storage for instant access
Here is the front of the box. It is sold at retail including at Sears. It is pictured as docking a hard disk drive (HDD) and advertised as “the easiest way to access ANY 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA drive up to 4TB!”
The features are prominently displayed on the reverse of the box which also mention the 2-color status LED – blue for power on and flashing red for showing disk activity.
One side of the box shows the connections and the system requirements:
The other side shows a notebook drive compared to a desktop drive in the dock along with the S3’s specifications.
The dock is well-packed for its journey to your home.
Here are the contents of the box – the Voyager S3 dock, the USB 3.0 cable, an instruction manual and the power cord/transformer:
Here is everything put together and ready to plug in:
Here is a SSD sitting in the Voyager dock. Just push the front button to eject it easily:
Here is its slot. The hinged lid smoothly moves inward to accomodate 3.5 inch drives. The power button and the connectors are on the back. It might have been more convenient to have the power switch on the front.
The bottom of the unit features rubber grips to keep the unit from sliding and or scratching your desk top. The unit is also weighted to provide good stability.
The Voyager S3 dock is solid and everything works – just plug and play. Let’s test it and maybe run some practical benchmarks of things we would use it for in regular use.