Thanks for the info.
[QUOTE=Glathannus;2442513]Before I begin, let me disclose that I actually own both drives, though currently I own a lot more original Premiums than Premium2s.
Reasons to get a Premium2:
You burn very few discs, but you expect those discs to experience plenty of abuse.
Silver bezels are available if money is no object.[/QUOTE]
I would only burn about 10 discs a week, silver is the only colour available from cheapest supplier - though I’m not too worried about colour
Reasons not to get a Premium2:
You never buy any CD-Rs that are optimized for slow burnings.
You do a lot more ripping than burning.
They’re only available with a white bezel if you don’t throw a lot of extra money at them from the very beginning.
I currently get excellent burns from my PX-W124 at 8X, I want a burner that can match or better it.
Reasons to get an original Premium:
Second-best burnings are acceptable if they are ten times faster.
Anyone who wants a black bezel can easily find one at little or no extra cost compared to a white bezel.
I would like to get the best quality burns I can, speed is not so important.
From reading the other thread I think I will probably give the Premium2 a try.