I installed a spare drive I had in it and it works perfectly fo him. I also have a 2.5" ngear enclosure myself and it works very well. Don't expect too much speed though.. even though USB 2 is rated at 60MB max I never get above 12-15MB/sec on any usb drive.
you make a good point but they want low cost.. usb doesn't scream but its fine for just extra storage or backup.
Have seen some issues with the lower cost USB only drives. Since a back-up needs to be reliable, will second the Macally suggestion.
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I've been using a Bytecc-740U2F for quite a long time now and have had zero issues at all.
I picked up another Byetcc case for the DVD burner I eventually put inside my eMac (now it holds my second 320GB HD). They both use the Prolific chipset (some have had issues with it) but in my experience anyway, Bytecc makes good cases.