On Fri, 3 Apr 2015 15:01:26 -0600 Bob Proulx <email@example.com> wrote: > It could also be that I was unlucky in my purchase of cheap USB disk > enclosures. Which is why I was careful to relate my experience but > not cast blame. Your experiences and others may very well be > different! You will have different hardware at the least. That will > make a big difference. I encourage everyone to generate their own > experience and collect and report the data from it. It is obvious > what I am thinking but that doesn't mean it is correct. I am simply > communicating in what I hope to be a helpful way. I also have a USB disk enclosure, in which sits a 3,5" IDE-ATAPI drive, encrypted with LUKS. It is a really cheap, no-name enclosure that I've had for years, and so far I have had no problems with it. Reading your previous mails make me a little worried, though. It is only used as a sort of semi-online backup, that I connect when I run the backup, but my main backups are on bluray-discs. Now I begin to wonder if I should invest in another drive for backing up stuff, but I would still want it to be removable. That means I have to decide between eSATA and IEEE-1394 as interfaces. Only this machine has eSATA, I think, while both machines I might want to connect it to has Firewire. Which of these would be the best choice from a technical standpoint, and do they work well with Linux? I'd imagine eSATA would simply be seen as a SATA device? Might it also be better to go with a little bit more expensive enclosure? Petter -- "I'm ionized" "Are you sure?" "I'm positive."
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