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.

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Original CDAverage Reading SpeedStart Reading SpeedEnd Reading SpeedAccess Times RandomAccess Times 1/3Access Times Full
Liteon LXR24101A30,20X19,52X39,84X97 ms106 ms173 ms
Waitec Frisby II30,92X20,36X40,78X88 ms102 ms174 ms
Yamaha CRW-F1UX31,93X18,65X42,15X127 ms149 ms260 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.

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CDRAverage Reading SpeedStart Reading SpeedEnd Reading SpeedAccess Times RandomAccess Times 1/3Access Times Full
Liteon LXR24101A30,18X20,05X39,69X102 ms111 ms173 ms
Waitec Frisby II30,97X20,40X40,72X93 ms99 ms183 ms
YamahaCRW-F1UX32,00X18,89X42,12X123 ms145 ms265 ms
  • 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.