I know this issue and to fix it I took the case down to the shop and drilled a big hole in the case then glued screen material to the big hole. I could have added a fan to that but this was more than enough added cooling.
I haven't seen a dual IDE to USB drive case in about 3 years.
I currently have 4 SATA drives and 2 IDE drives that I would like to attach to either my router or an extra PC via USB and run them as NAS.
I current have them spread out in two cases both running Server 2003.
Reason I want to abandon the existing setup is
A. I don't like running both servers all the time due to power consumption (want to be able to power on and off as I need them)
B. one of the servers is beginning to show signs of main board failure.
Here are two products I found for the SATA:
Both of these contain two SATA drive enclosures so either will suit my needs.
I cannot seem to find an external drive enclosure for 2 IDE drives.
I have found plenty of single drives such as the following:
But I am not too keen on this one due to it only supports 1 drive and has no cooling fan.
Please let me know if anyone has had any success or failure with either of these or could recommend a different device. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.