Thank you so much for replying... I thought I was hopeless! lol
Could you tell me why you think the 2nd one is better? I'm pretty sure the Kudoz doesn't have firewire, and I don't know if the ECS one does or doesn't... it probably doesn't... I know ECS is a more well known company though.
Also, the ECS has a serial ATA, not sure what that's good for but I suppose it's good for something.
I'm probably going to go for the Kudoz, like you mentioned, but just am being picky before I commit to anything.