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Yamaha CDR4416sx CDRW drive
This article is out of date.
CDRW drives had come a long way
since this model was current. Since then I have been consistently pleased with
the features and hardiness Yamaha drives. Today I would recommend purchasing a
DVD RW drive that supports both reading and writing to both competing formats
called DVD+RW and DVD-RW. These drives cost about $100 more than those
supporting a single format but it is still not clear who will be long term
winner or if they will both be superceded by a newer technology like Blue Ray
which holds vastly more data.
The Yamaha CDR4416sx CDRW drive reads CDs at 16x speed writes CDRs and
CDRWs at 4x speed. The drive has two 50 pin high density SCSI-2 connectors, stereo RCA
outs in the back as well as the standard stereo 1/8 inch headphone jack and volume dial in
the front. The built-in active SCSI terminator switch on the back panel is very
convenient when dealing with changing the SCSI chain. The 4416 comes with a nice selection
of software from Adaptec and Adobe and boasts increased durability over earlier models
although I never heard any complaints about those earlier models. I have one of them, a
CDR4260 and it has worked very well in every situation. Street price for the whole package
with software is about $500.
You can link to Yamaha's web site at http://www.yamaha.com
(more specific links will be added soon)