Docking Solution enables at-will HDD booting, hot-swapping.

Press Release Summary:

Offered as plug-and-play solution that works with Macs and PCs, Voyager Q turns any 2.5 or 3.5 in. SATA I/II drive with up to 2.0 TB capacity into fully bootable and hot-swappable external HDD. Connection flexibility is provided via FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0/1.1 Mini-B, and eSATA interfaces, which deliver data transfer speeds to 3.0 Gbps. Featuring weighted base and non-skid rubber feet for stable operation, 3.94 x 5.93 x 3.17 in. device weighs 1.32 lb without drive.

Original Press Release:

Newertech Announces New Voyager Q Hard Drive Docking Solution at Macworld Expo 2009

Turns Any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II up to 2.0TB Hard Drive into an External Drive

Mac and PC Plug & Play Ready - Boot and Hot-Swap Drives at Will

January 6, 2009, San Francisco -- Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®), the leading developer of PC, Macintosh®, iPod®, and iPhone® performance upgrades and accessories, debuted the new NewerTech Voyager Q Hard Drive Docking Solution today at Macworld Expo, booth S-2322, in San Francisco. The new Voyager Q turns any 2.5" or 3.5" Serial ATA (SATA) I/II up to 2.0TB hard drive into a fully bootable and hot-swappable external drive solution and features four interfaces: FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA for maximum data transfer performance and connection flexibility.

New Life for Old Drives

Voyager Q gives new life to older, swapped out drives. With Voyager Q, bare hard drives can offer the same swapability, ease of use and convenience as flash memory cards, but with a much higher storage capacity. In addition, with Voyager's new custom, stylish design, weighted base and drive eject lever, Voyager Q makes inserting, using, and removing SATA I/II hard drives a safe and effortless procedure.

Voyager Q is a Plug & Play easy to use external hard drive solution that works with both Macs and PCs. Simply insert a 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II hard drive (up to 2.0TB) into Voyager's compact docking base and select the fastest interface supported by the connected computer to boot and hot-swap drives at will, with data transfer speeds of up to 300MB/s. Because there isn't anything to install or configure, Voyager Q saves users the time and inconvenience of installing a hard drive into a computer or using an external hard drive enclosure which may have limited interfaces and slower speeds.

NewerTech Voyager Q Features:

o Supports all 2.5" and 3.5" SATA I/II hard drives up to 2.0TB

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

o Ports: Two FireWire 800, one FireWire 400, one USB 2.0/1.1 Mini-B, one eSATA

o Drive eject lever for safe hard drive removal

o Hot-Swap functionality for fast access of multiple hard drives (except eSATA)

o Weighted base and non skid rubber feet for stable operation

o 2-Color Status LED: blue for power on, flashing red for disk activity

o Compact design: measures 3.94" x 5.93" x 3.17" (W x D x H), weighs 1.32 lbs. (without drive)

o Whisper Quiet operation - no cooling fan needed

o Plug and Play with Macs and PCs

o All interface connection cables included

o FCC, CE, RoHS Compliant

o One year warranty

The NewerTech Voyager Q is priced at $99.95 MSRP and is available immediately from NewerTech's exclusive distributor, Other World Computing (OWC®), at, as well as through the retail channel. The Voyager Q includes all supported interface connector cables, an auto-switching power supply for worldwide compatibility, and a one year warranty.

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About Newer Technology, Inc.

Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks®, desktop Macintosh computers, Intel Macs, iMacs®, iPods, iPhones, and Mac OS compatibles. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing

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