Zalman Storage Enclosures - yes or no?
So, I've been looking about to get myself a new portable hard drive with taking on a few "non managed" clients (i.e. they have at most a glorified NAS so no server for imaging) so that I can store images on for them.
I was initially thinking about just getting a Samsung M3 2TB drive (I have the 500GB model that I backup my iTunes onto) but then I came across, via looking for recommended LAN testers on here, the Zalman range of bootable external media, and I really quite like the idea. It would work out more expensive yes, but it might just be a better option so I thought I'd seek what people thought about them on here.
I know a few people recommend them, so I just wanted to know a bit more about their reliability and such as for what they do, they seem awfully inexpensive - which makes me think twice.
I'm looking at either they ZM-VE400 because of it's hardware encryption which makes the clients image safe when I travel (though nothing should be stored on the images, but safe not sorry etc) or the ZM-VE300 which is essentially the same without the encryption from what I can gather.
So, who uses them, what do you think of them, are they worth it for that ability to choose your bootable image (i.e. non of the hassle of using PenDrive Linux or something to set an options menu) and when using them as a bootable device, can you also then save out to them, for instance, if I ran CloneZilla from one, could I then save back out to the drive with the image? (the website doesn't seem clear).
Thanks all and sorry to disturb your bank holiday! lol