my 160GB Maxtor EIDE died. could be coincidence (now that I have put it in my external enclosure).
*click of death*
i'm gonna do some more testing. then i will delete all files, wich could take about a day or longer. on USB 2.0 it takes 12 hours. dont know how long it will take on USB1.1 (gonna use MMX to erase it so i dont have to keep my computer running).
I already requested RMA at Maxtor's website
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....