updated 11:35 am EDT, Wed July 24, 2002
Yamaha is now shipping its internal CRW-F1 CD-RW drives with either an E-IDE or SCSI interface. Yamaha's CRW-F1 series of optical recorders offer the DiscT@2 Laser Labeling System, which allows graphics and text to be burnt onto any CD-R disc. It also includes "the first ever" 24X CD-RW ReWriting with Mt. Rainier support and its CD-RW Audio Track Edit system, Yamaha's Safe-Burn buffer underrun prevention technology with 8MB of buffer memory, and its PurePhase Laser System, which reduces jitters while recording by 25%. The internal E-IDE model CRW-F1ZE, in platinum white, is $180; while the black model is $200. An internal white SCSI model is $250, while the black version is $280.