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

Read Rates With CDRW

There followed a test with the backup copy of the original CD on an HS-RW medium from Liteon (4x-12x):

ATIP: 97m 15s 35f


Disc Manufacturer: NAN-YA Plastics Corp.
Reflective layer: Phase change
Media type: CD-ReWritable
Recording Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
nominal capacity: 702.83 MB (79m 59s 74f / LBA: 359849)

This followed the same procedure as with the original CD and the copy on CDR:


The reader performed a little below expectations in this test, too. The maximum data rate was 42.29x. However, in comparison to the competition, the CDRW-FIUX did a really good job: Liteon's LXR-24101A never gets above 16x, and even Waitec's Frisby II is well short of the spec of 40x, reaching a little over 32x.

CDRW Average Reading Speed Start Reading Speed End Reading Speed Access Times Random Access Times 1/3 Access Times Full
Liteon LXR24101A 16,00X 17,78X 15,97X 119 ms 132 ms 210 ms
Waitec Frisby II 26,49X 20,46X 32,68X 104 ms 109 ms 191 ms
Yamaha CRW-F1UX 32,12X 18,98X 42,29X 126 ms 138 ms 264 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.