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Yamaha CRW-F1 CDRW

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Cheese, 28 Feb 2003.

  1. Cheese

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  2. mookie

    mookie very nawty<br><img src="http://mookie.org/i/avatar

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    I got one of these drives about 3 weeks ago. I've been really happy with it. The disc T@2 thig is cool too.
    I give this drive two thumbs up. :clap:
     
  3. PC JUNKY

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    I haven't got one yet, but I am saving up for one, can't wait to get it.

    One thing I do like is it will make keeping up with all my disks a lot easier and make it possible for me to tag my cd's so they don,t get stolen. What I would like to know is can it burn images onto store bought cd's???
     
  4. sojumk

    sojumk What's a Dremel?

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    You do realize that yamaha has announced stop making their CDRW products...
    haha that's why i decided not to buy them good luck:naughty:
     
  5. zackerouac

    zackerouac bring it

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    i saw this on sale @ tigerdirect for $99 usd in case any of my fellow yanks are interested. that T@2 thing is wicked :rock: must get one!!
     
  6. Cheese

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    We do and we discussed it here - http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?s=&postid=262538#post262538

    I don't see why this would make you want to buy this drive any less though :confused: Fear of lack of support if anything goes wrong? I'm pretty sure Yamaha will stick to their warranty agreements. The drive is old enough to have had a fair few firmware updates already so there's not much risk of bugs...

    Rob.
     
  7. IronFire

    IronFire What's a Dremel?

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    I like the drive alot and it has been very usefull, its a shame Yamaha are pulling out of the CD Writier market as its a great drive but it comes with great support and a 24 month warranty so I would not be worried buying one even now.

    Images onto store burnt disks, well it can burn anything on to any disk its a matter of if you can see it or not. If you get a dark blue metal azo disk as I said in the review it produces stunning effects but on normal green or cyan disks its hardly visible.
     
  8. sojumk

    sojumk What's a Dremel?

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    well look what happened when Kenwood backed out of making those true 72x CDroms...it's not been long but those drives don't support under winXP:hehe:

    hope that drive doesn't let you down :naughty:
     
  9. d.whitaker

    d.whitaker What's a Dremel?

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    Does anyone know where I can still get one of these????????
     
  10. IronFire

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    I know for certain that PC world stores have quite a few, unfortunterly it seems Dabs have stopped selling them. I didn't know they had stoped manufacturing the drive until the review went live.
     
  11. RTT

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    Nice article IronFire :clap:

    Damn nice drive too, gonna see if I can find one after reading your review!
     
  12. couzo

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    do any other makes do this cd writing thing? Also just looked on pc world site and they only have usb 2 yamaha drives!!! Dam nI always miss out on these cool things please say someone else uses this technology and links to online sites for them in the UK would be great!!
     
  13. Makaijin

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    There is one thing about the "Audio Master Quality Recording" mode that I'd like to mention.

    My college (I'm doing an HND course in Music Production) uses all Yamaha recorders and we use the F1's about 6 months ago when it first became available. As my college is a private (rather than funded) the recording studio gear is top notch, as we have artists using the facilities all the time.

    As I understand, when CD's are written in Audio-CD format, what is written on the CD is purely data with NO ERROR CORECTION WHATSOEVER. The reason is that if a couple of bits were not correct our ears will not be able to preceive the difference, so it's not really needed. But if i were to send an Audio-CD master off to the mastering plant (almost always a CD-R) you want the machine in the mastering plant to the CD-R as a perfect copy. And of course on the way to the mastering plant **** happens. Wether if the CD writer used didn't write it properly, or the CD-R disc itself has a defect, or the stupid UPS/FedEX guy drops it and makes a minor scratch, the master is imperfect which in turn this imperfection gets pressed at the plant. Like I said before as no error correction bits are written to the disc, the wider pits make it more durable and less suspicable to jitter due to minor imperfections and scratches allowing the mastering machine to still read it as it was intended.

    So to sum it up, the point of the "Audio Master Quality Recording" mode is so not to make it sound better but to make it so the data is written more clearly and less affected by imperfections. So it's like writing a letter using a slightly bigger font size and also in bold, so if the ink smudged a little you can still make out what that letter is and so can still make out the word. As the name implies it's really used for making Masters.
     
  14. zackerouac

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    thanks for the info :)
     
  15. couzo

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    hmm just a shame I can't get hold of one!!
     
  16. IronFire

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    Thanks for the alternative explination Makaijin, nicely put.

    Regarding buying the drives, my local PC world store alone has at least 20 IDE Internal drives on the shelfs. If you are really desperate for one try your local PC world store although they are rather expensive at £79.
     
  17. Atomic

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    That's so cool, would have liked one of those to stop people nicking my CDs when i play out.

    Why did they stop making them?
     
  18. Cheese

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    Great so you've reviewed something no one can even buy. I was looking forward to getting one as well....:sigh:
    No has any sources to get one? My local PC World has none.:(
     
  20. couzo

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    same here went to my pc world and they had not even heard of it god i hate pc world!!!
     
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