Portable CD Tattoos with Yamaha's CRW-F1UX USB 2.0 Burner


The benefits and drawbacks of this function have already been discussed. We created the tattoo pictured below on a Verbatim "DataLife-Plus CD-R Super AZO."

Lots of data or a big tattoo: The user has to decide.

The blank contains an audio track of about 33 megaBytes. The remaining 667 megaBytes are taken up by the large tattoo. The burner takes just 42 seconds to write the single track. You have to wait almost nine and a half minutes for the tattoo.

Summary Of Write Performance, Part I

On CD-R media, the CRW-F1UX offers no significant advantage in terms of speed over a 40x recorder. However, it does write to CD-RW media at a pace previously unheard of - provided that you have the appropriate Ultraspeed RW medium.

The special Disc-T@2 and Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording functions are, without a doubt, attractive goodies. However, the serious reduction in write performance spoils the user's enjoyment of these functions.

  • I am glad i found this article/review. I have a crw-f1ux minus the needed software. While I am not so interested in discT@2, I would like to use Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording, to create audio cds. Do you know where one can get said software? Yamaha does not have it, nor does Nero answer their phones during stated business hours. I currently use Easy CD creator, but I suspect I need the FULL version of Nero that came with this 2002 unit. While I wait for Nero's reply, would you happen to know? Thank you in advance.