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Product: CRW2200E-VK
Company: Yamaha
Estimated Street Price: $249.99
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Technology & Performance
3: Audio Extraction & Burning
4: Nero 5.5
5: NeroMix & InCD 2.0
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Yamaha CRW2200E-VK.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 95%
Performance: 90%
Compatibility: 85%
Reliability: 100%

Ease of use: 80%
Design: 75%
Bundled Software: 85%
Price: 80%
Overall: 86.25%

Yamaha’s latest burner is quite simply a marvel. If it’s not the fastest burner, it’s surely the most reliable, accomplished model producing state of the art, near perfection CDs. With the CRW2200E-VK Yamaha engineers corrected all the drawbacks of the CRW2100E-VK! From the drive’s noise to SafeBurn everything has been enhanced. SafeBurn is definitely the major new feature of this burner representing a clear relief for users that have mid performance PCs by letting them burn CDs in all piece of mind while being sure the record won’t fail. The new optional adapter that transforms an IDE drive to a SCSI one is interesting since it contributes to reduce the global TCO. Yamaha doesn’t laugh about its customers since the CRW2200E-VK comes with the finest and most complete software bundle a burner has ever featured. Finally 20x burning is really fast and we wonder when Yamaha will unleash units that can record a whole CD in less than one minute?




Specs & Package
Overall Score 86.25%
Version Reviewed Yamaha CRW2200E-VK
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box Yamaha CRW2200E-VK Internal Drive,
Cable & Screws,
1 blank High Speed CD-RW + 1 blank CD-R,
Users' Guide,
1 CD-Rom containing software.
The Good Points SafeBurn,
Digital Audio Extraction Peformance,
Top notch software bundle.
The Bad Points -
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows 2000 Professional SP2
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8a
19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
PC Required Pentium II 300MHz processor or higher,
One Free IDE Controller,
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Me, NT 4.0 SP3+, 2000,
64MB of RAM
80MB of free hard disk space.


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