the Yamaha CRW3200-VK:|
|Recording modes||Disc-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Session-At-Once,
MultiSession, Packet Writing|
CD-DA, CD+G, CD TEXT, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Video CD,
CD-I, CD EXTRA|
|Read/write support in Raw-mode||RAW-DAO
- supported |
RAW-DAO Write Simulation - supported
CD+G RAW-DAO - supported
RAW-SAO - supported
RAW-SAO Write Simulation - supported
|Average access time||130 ms|
4x, 8x, 16x (CLV) |
44x (Full CAV)
4x, 10x , 12x, 16x (CLV) |
or 10x, 24x (Full CAV)
|Buffer underrun error prevention technology||SafeBurn|
|Buffer size||8192 KB|
The drive ships in a Retail package.
The box contains:
- Solid in-depth user manual in 4 languages
- Guide for Nero Burning
ROM 5.5 (Software Guide) in 4 languages
- CD with software from Ahead
Software: Nero Burning ROM 188.8.131.52, InCD 2.32 and NeroMix 1.228
Prospects in 5 languages with recommendations for working with Advanced Audio
Master Quality Recording supported by the Nero versions starting from 184.108.40.206
One 44x CD-R optimized for being "tattooed" and Ultra Speed CD-RW
- 4 screws
- Analog cable for connecting
the drive to a sound card
- IDE cable.
|ATIP: 97m 34s 21f
Disc Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Chemicals
Dye (Long strategy; e.g. Cyanine, Azo etc.)
Speeds: min. unknown - max. unknown
59s 74f / LBA: 359849)
97m 34s 23f |
Mitsubishi Chemicals Corp.
layer: Phase change
Speeds: min. 4X - max. 8X
Capacity: 656.40MB (74m 43s 00f / LBA: 336075)
Character and method of recording:
As soon as we got the drive we flashed in the latest version of the microprogram
The most interesting feature of the Yamaha's recorder is burning
of text and graphics information on unused CD-R area. A graphics image can be
scaled; up to 128 gray gradations are supported. This technology is called Disc
T@2. At present only the Ahead's program Nero Burning ROM can create Disc T@2
identical to creation of CD covers.
the "Burn Disc T@2" and you will get a window where you can edit an image or text
to cover a CD with.
A couple of simple tricks and you can enjoy your
work on the CD:
more time and richer imagination you can create real masterpieces with the Disc
You don't need special discs for this operation. But images look better
on darker discs with a cyanine active layer. A phthalocyanine disc can be used
as well, but pictures will hardly be discernible. CD-RW are not supported. One
of the best solutions is Verbatim DataLife Plus. A Yamaha's disc is the one.
Yamaha CRW-F1 also supports the Mount Rainier. This format is adopted and
supported by most leading drive makers. In less than 3 minutes spent for formatting
a standard CD-RW you can start using it for writing/rewriting. The Mount Rainier
is actually an improved technology of background formatting offered by HP, which
makes possible to use a CD-RW disc as a standard floppy disc.
can work in the Full-CAV mode when writing CD-RW media. It provides a small speed
gain as compared with the standard P-CAV.
SafeBurn technology is one of the most perfect ones. This three-layer technology
provides exceptional reliability and optimal quality of data recording on CD-R\CD-RW.
In the new drive the company integrated its new quality conception Q-MAX.
Q-MAX is used
in the CD recording technology providing the best sound quality, retaining the
speed and bringing in some additional functions. All the things become possible
thanks to the Yamaha YDC-132-V chip which controls all functions of the Yamaha
devices of this series:
- Full-CAV high-quality recording method
- Original recording strategy Yamaha CAV
Complete servocontrol of a digital optical laser reading mechanism
- Advanced Audio Master Quality - improved sound recording technology
Audio Master Quality is an improved variation of the previous technology used
in the CRW3200 which much improves quality of sounding of audio data by reducing
jitter. A CD recorded according to a usual technology has a much
than a punched disc, hence worse sound quality. The Audio Master reduces a jitter
level by 30% making the sound clearer and fuller in reproduction of highs, mids
and lows, and it makes spatial perception clearer as well. This technology is
revolutionary as far as audio data recording onto CDs is concerned.
Optimum Write Speed Control carefully watches what you load into the drive. Unfortunately,
even with this feature disabled you won't be able to record a disc which is not
meant for high-speed recording, say, at 44x, in spite of the fact that Nero lets
you set 44x for recording.
32x and Philips Silver 32x discs, as well as TDK d-view and Reflex are successfully
recorded by the CRW-F1 at 44x.
Nero utility provides the following information on the recorder:
design of the new drive hasn't changed since the CRW3200. The internal models
come with a white front panel and the external models have a silvery casing.
Both models have stylish LEDs working in two color (blue and purple)
rear panel incorporates a digital output.
The drive has a black tray
which, according to Plextor, improves quality of CD recording.
of a high speed supported, reading is rather noiseless, it is even quieter than
in case of the CRW3200.
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