Thanks to everyone who has posted on this site. The info has been very helpful.
Sorry if my question sounds inane, but does anyone know of the name of the connection type the hard drive has? I disassembled it (a long story) and want to use the hard drive in a new enclosure. I popped open another ext. hard drive I had, but the it had different connectors so I couldn't use it. I want to buy a new enclosure, but would hate to spend money on it only to have a connector that won't fit. Any recommendations on a good (non-networked) enclosure would be greatly appreciated.