Today we reviewed an external IDE enclosure with USB interface from Spire. The MegaPod III is a well made external enclosure at a low price. The aluminium case does look good, but it also attracts some dust and even fingerprints after some use. I guess, we'll just have to dust our test labs more often :-).
Moving on to the performance, this case simply rocks. With a 200GB HDD, it showed superb performance and overall, we didn't have any complaints in either reading/burst or CPU % usage figures. The retail price for this external case is around US$31.95, so there's no reason not to buy such a very good and well priced product.