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I've found that most external enclosures are built more for cheapness and looks than reliability. Most of them (even from the drive manufacturers) seem to bake the drives to death. This is, obviously, not a good thing. There are very few enclosures that I can recommend...

AMS VENUS DS3 DS-PL3507CBK Aluminum 3.5" USB 2.0 & FireWire 400 External Enclosure - OEM
Galaxy METAL GEAR 3507UEP-Black 3.5" Black USB 2.0 & 1394a External Enclosure - Retail
AMS VENUS DS-2316CBK 3.5" USB & 1394 Black External Enclosure - Retail
APRICORN EZ-BUS-DTC-KIT Aluminum 3.5" USB & 1394 External Enclosure - Retail

Those are the only enclosures Newegg carries with a firewire interface and an IDE interface that I'd recommend.

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