24-7 HDD External Enclosure

I am looking for an enclsosure to run a HDD that will serve as a network drive on my linksys NAS (NSLU2) that will be running at all times. I have one now that is plastic, but I am concerned about its quality and the drives lifespan. I have an ADS USB enclosure now.

I was looking at some by AMS (Venus DS-2316B2Bk) and was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for enclosures?

Also, do enclosures ever power down the HDD?

Thanks,

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  1. Maxtor Maxblast drives come in an enclosure...it's aluminum and disipates heat well. But since you already have a drive, maybe someone has another suggestion.

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