Yamaha CD-RW - Part 1

By Kan

Reference: Octave's CD-Recordable Handbook
Hardware One

CD-R is now well accepted as the ideal tool for data storage, data distribution, software authoring, and multimedia because of its cost effectiveness and backward compatibility to the millions of CD-ROM drives installed throughout the world. CD-R records to write-once media, the recorded data is saved with ultimate protection.

In the real world, however, data is often changed over and over again before it is ready to be written to CD-R media. Now, with the Yamaha CRW4260/4261, you can write and re-write your data over and over again until you get it just right! Once you have it just the way you like it, you can record it onto CD-R media for data distribution or for your personal archival needs. It's that simple! It's your own personal, removable note pad!The time is ripe to own a CD-R. With the prices of the drive plummering down over the last 2-3 months, why wait further?

Sure, a CD-R is not as fast nor can it store as much information as a DVD-RAM drive, but it had 2 important factors. Extremely low cost per megabyte and near-universal acceptance on PCs, CD players etc. Take a look at the chart below, it will take several years before rewritable DVD emerges the successor for rewritable CDs.

This round, Hardware One takes a look at the Yamaha 4260t (SCSI) vs Yamaha 4261t (EIDE) CD-RW drive.


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Special Thanks to Mr Michael Tan of Convergent Systems
for the provision of the Yamaha CD-RW