Recently I installed new hardrive on my laptop, and decided to use my old one as external drive, basically as a storage for some non important stuff.
I came across these two models. Akasa and RaidSonic( _raidsonic.de/en/pages/products/external_cases.php?we_objectID=5557#logidata). (NOTE: i can choose only between these two.)
What worries me is safety. Can I generally trust USB 2.0 enclosures? If no, then what are the main factors? Also, what about safety of my USB port? I'm afraid to burn it, since most of the enclosures for SATA 2.5 come without any power supply. They use USB for this purpose.
So, what are general guidances for choosing enclosures, are they safe, can they damage hard drive? Can they damage USB port? Which one to choose from above mentioned two enclosures?
Thanks in advance.