Originally posted by neghab2k2
I have some questions:
1- what's the tray load mechanism of YAMAHA? it uses belt or a gear mechanism?
2- what's the MTBF of YAMAHA F1?
3- In reviews I noticed that YAMAHA F1 has problem reading scratched or low quality CDs. how it compares to Plextor and which CD-RW is the best one in reading these types of media?
4- which CD-RW all around is the best in quality of writing and reading low quality and protected CDs? most of cd-roms or cd-rws have some problem with reading scratched cds.
1.) Gear for the external, I presume the internal would be identical.
2.) Doesn't matter...
3.) About the same as Plextor. The best are the early model TEAC's which probably aren't avaliable or hard to find now.
4.) Plextor PX-W4824A when used with the right media. Although Yamaha has similar performance in reading protected CD's, but the Plextor seems to have the edge on writing quality closely followed by the CRW-F1 series.