I am planning to put together a list of external and removable carriers that I've found to work on TLE-BU (and Linux in general) on the tle-bu.org website but that is probably a little ways off.
For the record, I have found that these work great:
- Vantec Nexstar3 NST360U2-xx
(inexpensive but hard drives are not easily swapable)
- Storcase DE110
(beautiful! but pricey...)
In general, the Oxford 9xx, Cypress AT2 chipsets are known to be good USB/IDE bridges. I would trust anything from Oxford and I am gaining faith in Cypress chipsets, too.
I have found these drive to have failings:
- Kingwin ES2000 (discontinued, doesn't support greater than 137GB disks, what I at the presentation).
- Bytecc anything. (unstable)
In general, anything based on the Prolific chipset (specially the horid Prolific 3507) is garbage. They tend to work at first until you try to write data to the disk and then an overrun problem kicks in which locks up the drive AND the Linux kernel. Reported to work just as shoddy in MS OS', too.