I have that exact HDD enclosure with a 2TB drive, using eSATA to a Netgear NeoTV 550 STB. Usually when I transfer (FLAC) files to that drive I do it over the network, although for large files (blu-ray rips) I'll plug it into my desktop's front panel eSATA port. I use a smart powerstrip to turn it on and off with my receiver (which I already had for my sub woofer amp). Initially I thought the fan noise would bother me but from the couch it's not loud enough to annoy me with TV/Movies/Music playing, even at low volume. I kind of wish it had SATA III, though SATA II isn't too bad.