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

Read Performance, Part 1: Data

Read Rates With Pressed CD

For the test we used a pressed data CD with a length of almost 74 minutes (73 minutes, 21.05 seconds, to be precise).


As the screenshot of Nero CD Speed shows, the drive works in full CAV mode. The maximum transfer rate of 44x was, however, not achieved. Despite that, the device is the quickest in this discipline in direct comparison with USB2.0 competitors such as Liteon's LXR-24101A and Waitec's Frisby II.

Original CD Average Reading Speed Start Reading Speed End Reading Speed Access Times Random Access Times 1/3 Access Times Full
Liteon LXR24101A 30,20X 19,52X 39,84X 97 ms 106 ms 173 ms
Waitec Frisby II 30,92X 20,36X 40,78X 88 ms 102 ms 174 ms
Yamaha CRW-F1UX 31,93X 18,65X 42,15X 127 ms 149 ms 260 ms

However, the access times achieved are not very exciting.

Read Rates With CDR

For this test we used a 1:1 copy of the aforementioned original CD. The blank TDK CD-R80 Metallic carries the following ATIP information:

ATIP: 97m 15s 17f


Disc Manufacturer: Ritek Co.
Reflective layer: Dye (Short strategy; e.g. phthalocyanine)
Media type: CD-Recordable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal capacity: 702.83 MB (79m 59s 73f / LBA: 359848)

The read rate and the access times were on the same level as those of the original CD. In the comparison, the Yamaha device does not score as well because of worse access times.

CDR Average Reading Speed Start Reading Speed End Reading Speed Access Times Random Access Times 1/3 Access Times Full
Liteon LXR24101A 30,18X 20,05X 39,69X 102 ms 111 ms 173 ms
Waitec Frisby II 30,97X 20,40X 40,72X 93 ms 99 ms 183 ms
Yamaha
CRW-F1UX
32,00X 18,89X 42,12X 123 ms 145 ms 265 ms
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  • 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.