Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:51 PM
Just a quick note to say that the Thermaltake enclosure worked like a charm. The installation of the old HDD into the Thermaltake was truly brainless, and the receiver sensed the external drive right away. It did take a little time for the actual recordings to show up on the receiver's menu. At first, the menu was just a black screen, indicating the percentage of room left on the drive, but no recordings. But after a couple of beats the recordings showed up, and play fine.
After this experience, I'm not sure why I shouldn't always use this particular combination--Thermaltake enclosure with a Seagate 2TB drive. It is true that the cosmetics of the enclosure aren't super, since you see a good part of the drive, which could hurt Wife Acceptance Factor a bit. I just improvised something and it's fine.
Thanks again for the help, Rich and others. I feel strangely empowered by the experience. Rather than buy a new combo drive and enclosure from somebody at $200+, and lose the hundreds of hours of stuff on the old drive, with the gracious help of this board I spent $36 on a Thermaltake and a few minutes extracting the drive from the Antec and hooking the new rig up, and we are back in business, with all previous recordings intact!