From: John Kim (kim_at_stormhaven.org)
Date: Wed Apr 21 1999 - 09:59:00 EDT
On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, J. Williams wrote:
> I just got a (damaged) Yamaha 4416SXZ a few days ago. I installed all the
> software for SCSI, Easy CD Creator. Still I had no luck. I could write
> small files. But bigger files give tracking errors. Then I noticed
> sometimes when a disc is insterted it gives the amber (no disc) light.
> Also, I ran CD Speed 99 and it aborts about at the 45 minute recording
Have you tried the DirectCD software? Normally I'd say avoid
it, but since it writes to the CD in a different way, it might
be interesting to see if that has the same problems.
> So, my question is do I return it and give Yamaha another chance or get a
> Plextor Drive instead?
If you plan to use CD-RWs, stick with the Yamaha. If you plan
to use only CD-Rs and don't mind paying a bit more, get the
Plextor. They are a very solid company, basically considered
the Cadillac (or BMW or Mercedes) of CD-ROM drives.
My other CD-ROM drive is a Plextor. :-)
-- John H. Kim kim_at_stormhaven.org
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