Hi at all,
I could not resist to buy a new external enclosure, at it was so (censored) cheap. It is a Delock 42348, a rebadge of Vipower VP-6228T.
That beast is really Heavy Metal (where’s the headbanger smilie? I need it urgently ), no alloy, but real steel. And indeed the manufacturer’s website states: “True Metal” Yeah!
Other nice features:
- adjustable fan control (there is a bunch of jumpers for that)
- audio connectors
- power and drive access LEDs
- excellent manual (the first one that clarifies, how the drive jumpers should be set)
Chipset is Genesys Logic GL811E
Let’s see how it compares with my Sharkoon Swiftcase alias Zynet CD-R4-U2 that is equipped with Cypress CY7C68300A (AT2) chipset. To do that, I connected my Liteon SHM-165P6S. I did a write simulation with CD/DVD Speed and a read test.
First two pictures show the write simulation with 16x rated TDK TTH02 (made by MBI). First is with Cypress AT2, second with GL811E.
Picture 3 is read test with Cypress AT2, followed by GL811E.