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

DAE With Nero CD-Speed

A test run with Nero CD-Speed confirms the values that we were able to achieve with EAC.


As the screenshot shows, the maximum extraction rate is 42.19x. The drive delivers a precise data flow and the DAE quality achieves the highest possible rating of 10 points. When it comes to seek times, the drive falls behind its competitors once more.

Original Audio-CD Average Reading Speed Start Reading Speed End Reading Speed Seek Times Random Seek Times 1/3 Seek Times Full DAE Quality Accurate Stream
Liteon LXR24101A 30,83X 20,06X 40,81X 90 ms 109 ms 173 ms 10 yes
Waitec Frisby II 31,45X 20,30X 41,64X 83 ms 95 ms 166 ms 10 yes
Yamaha CRW-F1UX 32,20X 19,31X 42,19X 119 ms 141 ms 266 ms 10 yes

The final "Advanced DAE Quality Test" with Nero CD-Speed shows that the drive can read CD text and sub-channel data.


Comparison with the competition gives us the following picture:

Enhanced DAE Quality-Test Read Lead-In Read Lead -Out Read CD-Text Read Subchannel Data Average Speed
Liteon LXR24101A no no yes yes 28,63X
Waitec Frisby II yes yes yes yes 28,99X
Yamaha CRW-F1UX yes no yes yes 30,55X
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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.