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Postby pika2000 on Thu Apr 29, 2004 1:34 am

I use my Yamaha CRW-F1E (latest firmware 1.0g) most of the time to rip AudioCDs and burn AudioCDs using Yamaha's Audio master recording feature. Recently, I start using the writer to burn regular data CD. I use a CMC media, and I tested the burn quality using my Lite-on combo drive and Nero's CD-DVD speed. It showed a lot of C1 errors (in the thousands). First, I thought it's the media, but my friend with a plextor, using the same cheap CMC media, produced better result with a lot fewer C1 errors.

Then I tried using Verbatim datalifeplus (MCC). The result was the same, high C1 error in the thousands, while burning the same media with my plextor 48X produced only about 10-15 total C1 error. I tried burning a 3rd verbatim with my yamaha, and CD-speed only went about 1/4 (with thousands of C1 errors), before it gave me an arror and refused to read the CD further.

Anybody experiencing the same problem? Is my Yamaha dying? :cry: I really like the drive, especially the audio master and tattoo features. Any help/suggestions is appreciated.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:34 am

the amount of c1 errors in the thousands is normal

i try to use nice TY cd-rs for all my cd burning needs

i too have the external yamaha crw-f1, although i haven't used it in like months
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Postby pika2000 on Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:38 am

I tried TY, but same result. Just to see how bad it is, I burn some mp3s using CMC, Verbatim (MCC), and TY media. All of them that were burned using the Yamaha, have problems (skipping, cannot be read) by my CD-MP3 player. Burning with the plextor, even with the CMC media, have no problems at all.

When I mean a lot of C1 errors, I meant a lot. My Lite-on had to spin down in reading the discs. The C1 error goes to thousands as soon as I started the CD-speed, and keep registering errors continously. In contrast, media that were burned with my plextor only gave like 10 errors all the way. Although I understand that C1 errors do happen, the amount produced by my Yamaha is just not good, especially considering the plextor can produce really low errors on same media.
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Postby wicked1 on Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:58 am

Maybe your drive is failing. I have a F1 too and I dont get bad Kprobe scans of discs burnt in it.
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Postby pika2000 on Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:10 am

Oh no.... :cry: I really like this drive. I wonder if it's because I use the Audio master recording feature a lot.... :(
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:32 am

i don't think that's likely.
however if you want to strech your drive's life expectancy, i recommend you only use it for what you must - burning audio with AMQR.
for ripping use another drive.
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