First I would like to thank everyone on this wonderful forum. I have been reading this form for a few weeks now and the amount of information/experience available here is simply amazing! With this, I humbly present my current situation and look forward to any advice/opinions on the situation.
So here it goes. I just received a new Plextor Premium 2 from a friend who had an extra drive. I am planning on installing it in my old Plextor PX-716UF enclosure as the 716A drive has failed a long time ago.
So a couple of questions.
1) I noticed that the power rating on the old 716A drive is DC 5V-1.7A / DC 12V-2.0A. The power rating on the Premium 2, however, is DC 5V-1.7A / DC 12V-2.4A. Is it safe to put the Premium 2 drive into the 716UF enclosure? I don't want to over or under power the Premium 2 drive. I also noticed that the 716UF power adapter only has an output of 12V - 3.0A, so I am a little concerned about the drive getting enough power.
2) Regarding firmware, the Premium 2 has a TLA #0110. From other posts on this forum I have learned that means this drive comes with firmware version 1.10. To be honest, I am a little confused by this, as on Plextors website, the Premium 2 is supposed to only go up to firmware version 1.03. Does anyone have any information on this unusual firmware version?
3) Does anyone know where I can find an owners manual for the Premium 2? I have looked online for a pdf copy, but have so far been unsecessful.
4) Finally, does anyone know how to update Plextools Pro? I am currently running Plextools Professional v2.17 as this came with my 716UF. I believe, however, that I will need to upgrade Plextools to work with the new Premium 2. So far, however, I have been unable to locate a download for a more recent versions of Plextools Professional.
A big thank you in advance and any suggestions would be appreciated