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Product: CRW2100E
Company: Yamaha
Estimated Street Price: $249.00
Review By: Julien JAY

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Performance & Tests
3: Easy CD-Creator software

4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Yamaha CRW2100E IDE burner.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 95%
Performance: 95%
: 90%
Reliability: 95%
Ability to produce error
free CD: 95%
Design: 90%
Manual: 95%
Bundled Software: 85%
Price: 80%
Overall: 91%

The Yamaha CRW2100E burner is a top-notch high-speed burner model priced at a very competitive price that leaves other models far behind, in the dust. Weíre still wondering why Yamaha called this model a burner; indeed it looks more like a rocket! Packed with a blank CD-R, a blank high speed CD-RW, and powerful burning software provided by Adaptec we donít find any drawbacks for this model. Itís also the first burner that was obviously designed with music lovers in mind to offer them a high-speed digital audio extraction. So we strongly recommend it to everyone that frequently burns CDs as its high speed will make the difference and save your previous time. But when the X-race will end?



Specs & Package
Overall Score 91%
Version Reviewed Yamaha CRW2100 E with firmware 1.0G
Release Date Available now!
In The Box? 1 burner with screws, audio & IDE cables,
1 Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4.02E CD,
1 free stuff CD that includes Adobe ActiveShare, Adobe PhotoDeluxe, Neato CD Labeler Kit,
1 user's guide.
The Good Points Nice design
High Speed 16x CR-RRecording
High Speed 10x CD-RW Recording
High Speed 40x Digital Audio Extraction
Supports every CD standard
Few CPU resources occupation
The Bad Points Noisy
Unable to read DVD-Rom
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows Millennium Edition
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
PC Required

Minimum System

Windows 95/98/Me or Windows NT 4.0 SP3/2000
Pentium 100Mhz or greater
32Mb of RAM
CD-Rom Drive
One free 5' 1/4 slot
One free IDE connector

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