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.

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Original Audio-CDAverage Reading SpeedStart Reading SpeedEnd Reading SpeedSeek Times RandomSeek Times 1/3Seek Times FullDAE QualityAccurate Stream
Liteon LXR24101A30,83X20,06X40,81X90 ms109 ms173 ms10yes
Waitec Frisby II31,45X20,30X41,64X83 ms95 ms166 ms10yes
Yamaha CRW-F1UX32,20X19,31X42,19X119 ms141 ms266 ms10yes

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:

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Enhanced DAE Quality-TestRead Lead-InRead Lead -OutRead CD-TextRead Subchannel DataAverage Speed
Liteon LXR24101Anonoyesyes28,63X
Waitec Frisby IIyesyesyesyes28,99X
Yamaha CRW-F1UXyesnoyesyes30,55X
  • 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.