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Product: CRW70
Company: Yamaha
Estimated Street Price:
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Technology: SafeBurn & AudioMaster
3: DAE, MP3 & Audio CD Playback, Burning
4: Nero 5.5
5: NeroMIX & InCD 3.0

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Yamaha CRW70.




Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 85%
Performance: 75%
Audio Quality: 90%
Features: 80%
Design: 85%
Bundled Software: 90%
Price: 70%
Overall: 82%

After having tested the CRW70 in-depth, we were extremely pleased by its overall performance. Not only is the CRW70 the first external USB 2.0 burner able to record CDs in 12x, rewrite them in 10x and read them in 24x; but also it hosts great and unique features like the SafeBurn technology, the 8MB buffer, the AudioMaster QR Technology, the OPC & Pure Phase Laser System as well as the rocking autonomous MP3 player! The ability to play audio CDs and MP3 discs is revolutionary for an external burner and quite innovative. Compact, the design of the Yamaha CRW70 is original and inspires quality, which is, after all, normal for a Yamaha product. All in all Yamaha’s CRW70 is an awesome external USB 2.0 burner we strongly recommend to users that want more than just a burner.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 82%
Version Reviewed Yamaha CRW70
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? 1 CRW70 Burner
1 Power Adapter
1 USB cable
1 blank high speed CD-RW
1 blank CD-R
1 Users Guide
1 CD-Rom with Nero tools
The Good Points Original Design
Ultra Compact
USB 2.0
MP3 Playback
The Bad Points LCD screen doesn't display MP3 track titles,
If you can use the burner to play Audio CDs & MP3 CDs when not connected to the PC you can't use it to record audio stream without a computer,
Limited recording speed,
No MountRainier Support.
Reviewers Specs

Pentium 4 2.2 GHz
Asus P4TE Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony CPD-E400 Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III Titanium 500
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160

DVD Pioneer 106s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW3200S

Olitec USB ADSL V92 Ready Modem

PC Required

Pentium II 300MHz or higher
Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Windows XP
64MB of RAM
60MB of free hard disk space for Nero
Available USB 2.0 port


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