[QUOTE=Sgt_Strider;2026723]Does Mapower enclosures come in black as well? So just make sure that the enclosure that I have won’t have a Prolific PL3507 chipset and I’ll be fine?[/QUOTE]
The Mapower enclosure comes only in silver. The Mapower enclosure is one of the few enclosures with internal power supply. I was looking for an external enclosure and I did not find a lot enclosures.
There is the “Snowline” enclosure made by MacPower (the enclosure works with PCs also, the companyname is only a name, the products are not MAC related). The MacPower enclosure also has an internal PSU. The design of the enclosure is nice, but it is not aluminium. I do not like the “half transparent plastic”, but the shape and design itself looks nice. I’d like the enclosure more if it would have been made with white or black plastic.
For example Shuttle makes an external enclosure (with exteral PSU). This enclosure is available in silver and black. It is called PE20
The problem with the Prolific is a kind of strange. I know there are people (here in this forum) having the Premium II in an enclosure with Prolific 3507 and having no problems. But I definately had compatibility problems. Don’t ask why. Normally I really like the Prolific chipset. I never had problems with it except the Premium II (and of course the PX-760A DAE with Plextools).
I use both my PRemium and Premium II for DAE and burning. But I use both drives only up to 40x speed. The reason is some of the disks I have do not have the CD hole exactly in the middle and the drive begins to hum due to an unbalacne of the non centric hole.
Burns with 40x do not make any problems. Maybe I’ll try a 52x burn if I have time and save a few seconds of my life since the burn is faster finished
I make DAE mostly with 16x speed. The results were always good. I guess Plextools only offers DAE up to 32x speed. But I’m not sure at the moment…
Hope I could help a little bit.
Btw. the gray Bezel of the Premium or Premium II looks really great in a silver enclosure if you want I’d take a picture if you want. The black bezels for the Premium II are a kind of rare. In Europe there is no way to get it and in the US it is difficuilt but maybe not impossible. There are a few people in the US having a black, silver and gray bezel. Normally only the japanese version has this 3 bezels.