Surely a HDD enclosure doesn't need to 'work' with *nix. The USB interfaces is a standard so if USB works, these enclosures will.
Avoid LaCie. If you read their manuals they actively encourage people to avoid Unix filesystems in OS X and go for HFS+ instead. A very anti-*nix compnay it seems. I wrote a polite message to complain and stated my money was going elsewhere because of their lack of support.
Just beneath my skin I'm screaming. Faithless::Insomnia.
Dual PIII 550 with Ubuntu [semi-bleeding].