Buying a HDD Enclosure
I've been on Newegg.com and I've read horrible things from smoking controllers in enclosures to drives being fried. What I need is a dependable, durable external storage solution (backup, accessing frequently) for my desktop setup, and a dependable, durable external solution for mobile use (or technician use) with my Thinkpad. Should I go the HDD enclosure route or just get an external HDD (for the desktop). I don't want to spend more than 30 bucks on an enclosure, but I don't want an enclosure frying good drives. I'm on an EIDE setup (as I've had trouble dealing with SATA). Recommendations for 2.5 and 3.5 IDE enclosures are welcome.
MSI PT8-Neo-V Motherboard
512 MB PC3200 DDR Memory
Nvidia Geforce FX5200 PCI Graphics Card
M-Audio Audiophile PCI Audio Card
Airlink101 802.11g PCI Wireless Card
Western Digital 40GB (Master)
Western Digital 13GB (Slave)
Lite-On 815S DVD-RW
2 Case fans (one in a Slot).