[QUOTE=TM;2152693]I have two USB/Firwire/eSATA Combo enclosures. They are both selfmade
The enclosures were Mapower/Fantec H51 USB/Firewire or Firewire enclosures for IDE devices. The good point on this H51 enclosures are the “SCSI holes” on the back. There are bridgeboards available fitting perfectly into this SCSI holes.
My two enclosures are “filled” with a Pioneer DVR-215 and a Samsung SH-S203N. Both working as expected
Attached a few images of my Pio…[/QUOTE]
Those Mapower enclosures are really nice. They’re hard to find in the USA though…I have one that I bought several years ago but lately they seem to have disappeared from US vendors. I like how the fan is set up to pull air through the power supply. The intake holes around the power button could be drilled out a bit for better airflow, though I doubt the PSU is going to get terribly hot powering just an optical drive.
Mine originally came with a USB/PATA bridgeboard, but I’m in the process of modding it for eSATA, including overhauling the power supply with better quality capacitors. I haven’t found a good USB/eSATA bridgeboard like yours, so I’m just settling for a passive eSATA connector attached to a SCSI backplate that I found online. I found another place selling DIY SATA power connectors so I’ll probably cut off the original Molex connector coming out of the PSU and substitute SATA, just to avoid using an adapter.