Convenient, easy, hard drive docking station


Simple, convenient media back up solution

Are you looking for a solution to archiving and retrieving your video files?

I found a docking station that solves many of my media backup problems. The Voyager Q from Newer Technology is a flexible, easy to use docking solution that will save you time and money. You can get it from Other World Computing (OWC) for $84. It’s as easy to use as a CF or SD card reader and it will hold 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA drives. The Voyager Q connects to your computer via USB2, FW400, FW800 or eSATA.

Simply plug in your new SATA drive and it will prompt you to erase/format the drive which I did to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), named it and started copying files to it. Now I can replace the filled drives in my Mac Pro (Bay 3 and 4) with new ones. When I need to access the videos stored on the original SATA drives I will simply plug the drive into the Voyager Q and I can edit directly through the Voyager as it is connected through a FW 800 cable. No need to install the drive into an enclosure.

Pic up a few anti static bags where you buy your hard drives and store your original and backup drives in different locations.

Newer Tech also makes a docking station for USB3.0.

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