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Old 30th December 2010
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Harddrive toasters

Hiya!
Does anyone have any good/bad experience with those little harddrive dock "toaster" things?

I think they look like a really great idea to have in the studio for very very quick backup. They seem too good to be true. Backup would go from 5-mins+ (I used to use DVDs and external HDs in enclosures) to 20 seconds.

If you have any experience with them please chime in!
Old 30th December 2010
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Hello Footman

I highly recommend the toaster idea, very quick way to do what you need. I am on a mac and use SuperDuper to automatically start backing up once the Newertech Voyager NewerTech® - Voyager S3 USB 3.0 SATA I/II Hard Drive Docking Solution. is turned on very smooth operation.

Regards

Krzysztof
Old 30th December 2010
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Thank you very much for your recommendation!
I appreciate your time to help.
Old 30th December 2010
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I also use the Newertech Voyager (on Macs), but the Q version with eSATA, FW800/400 and USB2. Works fine. I would not try to depend on really frequent insertions - the SATA connectors were not designed for it, as I understand. You should be a little careful inserting drives into the toaster.

Also, very early versions of the Newertech Voyager used a soft-touch power button that didn't work reliably. Current versions have a clicking power button.
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