Here's the fun post script for this thread. I got the Vantec enclosure, put one of my Hitachi 1tb drives in it and fired it up. No problems. I transferred about 200 gb of movies into it and set it aside until my WD TV Live showed up.
Tried to plug it in today, and nothing....nada...its dead Jim...
No power showing up, no lights, no action. So, I get to send it back to Newegg, and pay return shipping for the privilege. So happy.
I put the Hitachi in my backup computer, just to make sure it hadn't died, and no, its purring away, happy as a pig in mud.
Edit: What do you know, Newegg comes through and gives me a UPS prepaid shipping label to get it back to them! So a bit of silver in this black cloud anyway.