Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Sharp LC75N8000U, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
The enclosure is usually "warm" when the HDD is operating. You can either have the power indicator connected, or not. I have mine connected so I can see activity on the HDD, although I have a piece of black tape to cover most of the LED since it's so bright.
I don't know what to suggest except for exchanging the pieces. Perhaps you can try the 500, since most people here have it operating OK? I did see that the 750 was given the "OK" in the link in post 1 though regarding which drives work...
I don't recall if you can use the HDD without the enclosure, but if that connection is possible, you may wish to try that just as a test since that will remove one piece from the equation.