eSATA 3Gb's (must have esata, but esata/usb is also a plus)
External OR Internal with EXT Enclosure
Price range: Around $100
Most important is reliability, and then performance!
I've been looking around on tigerdirect and newegg.
I have found some greats deals, especially on Fantom brand HD's.
I just don't necessarily trust the brand, anyone have experience?
There's nothing special in a eSATA enclosure besides a reliable power adapter to provide power to HDD as it's just SATA-eSATA without anything in between besides the cable. For USB to SATA/IDE enclosure, where there's a conversion controller in between, that's where it matters.
Just look for one that's cheap and provides best protection against shock.
Yeah i've looked at all those.
I was thinking about the caviar black.
I read about the rosewill though and some say the fan is loud.
I already have a loud enough computer to keep me up at night, considering this will be on most of the time, i need silence.
Fan is probably not an option.