If you have a desktop computer and have had to
change or add a new hard drive, you know what a
task that is. Getting to the insides of the computer is
the first challenge – mine is under the desk, so I have
to disconnect all the cables and move the computer
out where I can work on it. Then you have to fish
around and remove the old drive, mount and connect
the new one, and then put everything back together.
The Voyager S3 Drive Dock saves you a lot of time
and effort. It requires a
SATA drive, and attaches
to your computer with
USB 3.0. You insert your
drive in the dock, turn the
dock on and you are in
It appears in Explorer as
just another drive and can
be used as any other
drive. Using it to back up
the system is really convenient.
Just start your
backup software, select
the destination and go.
What could be easier?
Since the computer connection is USB, you can
swap drives in the dock without having to turn the
computer off – just plug and play!
While the dock is useful for a desktop, it’s even better
for a laptop. To replace the hard
drive in a laptop means opening
the base, removing tiny screws,
and then installing the replacement.
Again, the dock is a
breeze to use with a laptop. You
are simply adding a hard drive
instead of replacing one.
The box comes with a brief User
Manual, the dock itself, which
has a slot for a 2.5" drive, and a
hinged flap for a 3.5" drive, a power cord and transformer and a USB 3.0 cable
that is backward compatible with USB 2.0.
The dock itself has a power button, which supplies
power to the SATA drive, an activity LED, which
also serves to show when power is on, and a drive
eject button. No drivers are required.
This is a handy solution to having an additional hard
drive easily accessible, with the ability to swap out
multiple drives for either your desktop or your laptop.
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