[QUOTE=missyrelm;2085731]Thanks for the help!
My wife and I have been trying to decide between the Syba that soulsurvior linked to:
Syba NEC Chipset Deluxe Screwless 5.25 Inch USB 2.0 External Enclosure
and the one mentioned by gabe01
SYBA SD-U2PLA-525 Rugged aluminum 5.25" USB2.0 B External Enclosure, NEC Chipset
Not sure if it makes a difference, NewEgg ratings are almost the same.
Both use the NEC chipset
The only other drive that we were looking at was the
Mapower KC51U2 Aluminum 5.25" USB 2.0 External Enclosure
Simply because it has very high ratings on Newegg, but chipset isn’t mentioned, but I’m pretty sure it’s not NEC
We’re leaning towards the aluminum Syba.[/QUOTE]
I believe this enclosure has the oxford chipset and I personally don’t recommend the oxford 911 chipset.
although a lot of people will disagree with me but the initio in my opinion is more compatible with a wide variety of hardware configurations & i also like the nec chipste but am not sure if it comes in 1394