The CRW-F1 keeps its promises with regard to transfer rates, since it starts at 19.5X and ends at 43.05X, barely less than the 44X claimed. The access time of 114 ms is more than respectable, and quite adequate for most uses.
Finally, the digital audio extraction tests showed the CRW-F1 also excels in this area. The NeroCDSpeed Advanced DAE Test factored it at 100, and that is the maximum. The tests were run on two different CD Audios. Results were pretty similar and showed a maximum speed of 37.5X on CD1.
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