Originally posted by lightningbaron
Sometimes it may be difficult to find or recommend one, it may be simplier just to buy the internal IDE version of the drive that does what you want and buy an external enclosure USB 2.0 / Firewire for it.
I totally agree... I'd put the Plextor Premium in such a case!
If you don't want to use an external enclosure and build a drive in it, you may want to check the 48x Plextor with USB 2.0 interface out.
You can find the drive here.
You can find our review of it here.