Plextor Premium II External Enclosure

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#1

Hi everyone, sorry for my English I have a Plextor Premium II. I’d love to know if it is possible to use the PX-W4824TU external enclosure for my Premium II.
Does anyone have done this? If anyone has a good enclosure for Premium II, good for C2 errors and working with no problems, can please telle me the brand and the model?
Thank you.


#2

The chipset of PX-W4824TU is a SD300A1


#3

I see there are also IDE to sata converters like this —> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Convert-SATA-DVD-Burner-to-IDE-DVD-Drive-IDE-Motherboard-Adapter-FREE-SHIPPING-/160970191354

Or IDE pci adapters like this —> http://picturepush.com/photo/a/12217233/img/12217233.jpg

Would those ones solutions be good?


#4

I think the W4824TU enclosure will be perfect for the Premium II. This is your best option.


#5

Just some notes for future people looking for the same thing:

I have found, as with other members on this forum, that the Premium II drive works perfectly over USB in the original Premium-U enclosure. The original Premium-U enclosure uses the Cypress (In-System) ISD300A1 chipset, which is the same as your PX-W4824TU enclosure.

I can also confirm that the Premium II works perfectly over USB in the Premium II/2U enclosure (released only in Japan). This enclosure uses the Genesys Logic GL811S chipset.

Other members on this forum have also reported success with the Premium II using the Prolific 2507 chipset and the Genesys Logic GLE811 chipset: http://club.myce.com/f61/best-external-enclosure-my-plextor-premium-ide-drive-241874/

The last thing worth remembering when looking for an enclosure is the power rating. The Premium II has a fairly high power rating, at least compared to most modern drives.

Best of luck and keep us posted for future members with this question!


#6

[QUOTE=Albert;2755918]I think the W4824TU enclosure will be perfect for the Premium II. This is your best option.[/QUOTE]

Agreed completely!

These old Plextor enclosures have power ratings that you just don’t see anymore with modern enclosures. Also if you try converting the IDE to SATA and then to USB, there is just another converter chipset in the way to cause problems.


#7

Ok, many thanks guys! I will try as soon as I can and I will let you know how it works.

P.S: in my second post I wrote the wrong chipset number, the correct one is [U]Cypress (In-System) ISD300A1[/U]


#8

Here’s a Japanese page where antoher chipset is shown —> http://tallboy.blog70.fc2.com/blog-entry-247.html

Chipset name: Oxford FW911, don’t know if it is good or not…


#9

I still have a problem, I have an original Plextor AC Adapter which has an output of 12V-3A, would this be good?


#10

*the Premium II requires 12V-2.4A


#11

Your Plextor AC Adapter will work fine!

That just means your adapter can provide up to 3A at 12V, while the Plextor II may use up to 2.4A.

Sorry if I caused any confusion.


#12

I think I read that the Oxford 911 did not work great for the Premium II. That is not from personal experience though, so you might want to do a forum search for confirmation.


#13

[QUOTE=SpotOn;2756012]Your Plextor AC Adapter will work fine!

That just means your adapter can provide up to 3A at 12V, while the Plextor II may use up to 2.4A.

Sorry if I caused any confusion.[/QUOTE]

Ok, thank you! Don’t worry :wink:


#14

[QUOTE=SpotOn;2756014]I think I read that the Oxford 911 did not work great for the Premium II. That is not from personal experience though, so you might want to do a forum search for confirmation.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, if I find something I will post it. For now let’s keep the Oxford 911 in a “quarantine”…