Yamaha CD Recordable/Rewritable Drive CRW-F1 User manual

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CD Recordable/Rewritable Drive
CRW-F1
CRW-F1-NB
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
See user manual instructions if interference to radio reception is suspected.
FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements.
Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded cables.
Cable/s supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void
your FCC authorization to use this product in the USA.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class
“B” digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that your use of this product
in a residential environment will not result in harmful interference with other electronic devices. This equipment generates/uses
radio frequencies and, if not installed and used according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause
interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that
interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be determined
by turning the product “OFF” and “ON”, please try to eliminate the problem by using one of the following measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change
the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this
type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA.
6660 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620 U.S.A.
Laser Product Class: Class 1
Laser Diode Properties
Wavelength: 779 – 789 nm
Pulse Durations and Max. Output
at the Objective Lens of the Laser Pickup Unit
DC Erase Mode: 20 mW Max. (Continuous),
Write Mode: Max.62 mW
(Max. Cycle 111 ns, Min. Cycle 30 ns at Max. Speed)
Laserprodukt-Klasse: Klasse 1
Eigenschaften der Laserdiode
Wellenlänge: 779 – 789 nm
Impulsdauer und max. Ausgang an der
Objektivlinse der Laser-Abtasteinheit
Löschmodus (Gleichstrom): max. 20 mW (kontinuierlich),
Schreibmodus: max. 62 mW
(max. Zyklus 111 ns, min. Zyklus 30 ns bei maximaler Geschwindigkeit)
Classe du produit laser: Classe 1
Caractéristiques de la diode laser
Longueur d’onde: 779 – 789 nm
Durée des impulsions et sortie maximum depuis
la lentille de focalisation du bloc capteur optique
Mode de suppression DC: max. 20 mW (en continu),
Mode de gravure: max. 62 mW
(Cycle max. 111 ns, cycle min. 30 ns à vitesse maximale)
Clase de producto láser: Clase 1
Propiedades del diodo láser
Longitud de onda: 779 – 789 nm
Duración del pulso y potencia de salida máxima
en el objetivo de la unidad captora de láser
Modo de borrado DC: 20 mW máx. (continua),
Modo de escritura: máx. 62 mW
(ciclo máx. 111 ns, ciclo mín. 30 ns a velocidad máxima)
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LASER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT
PRODUIT LASER DE CLASSE 1
DANGER - VISIBLE AND / OR INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE
TO BEAM.
COMPLIES WITH 21 CFR CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may result
in hazardous radiation exposure.
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AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
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DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
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OWNER’S MANUAL
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS CAREFULLY TO
PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE DEVICE.
These precautions explain how to use the device properly and safely, thereby preventing
injury to yourself and others. This section has been sub-divided into a WARNING section
and a CAUTION section, according to the likelihood and nature of any potential injuries or
damage inflicted. They relate to your personal safety, and also help you prevent the risk of
damage to the device. Please read these sections carefully prior to proceeding.
WARNING
Always follow these basic precautions to avoid short-circuit, damage, fire, or other
hazards, and to avoid serious injury or fatal accident from electrical shock.
● Do not attempt to open or disassemble the device to avoid the risk of electrical shock,
fire, or malfunction.
● Do not look directly at the laser source to avoid the risk of eye damage or blindness.
● Do not insert fingers or foreign objects into the device to avoid the risk of electrical
shock, fire, malfunction, or personal injury.
● Do not expose the device to high humidity or place liquid containers such as a flower
vase on the device to avoid the risk of electrical shock, fire, or malfunction.
● Do not expose the device to temperature outside the range of 5 to 40 °C (41 to 104 °F) to
avoid the risk of fire, deformation of the device panel, or malfunction.
● Do not expose the device to dusty place to avoid the risk of fire or malfunction.
● Always follow the owner’s manual to set up or connect the devices properly to avoid the
risk of electrical shock, fire, malfunction, or personal injury.
● If unusual smells, sounds or smoke come from the device, or if foreign objects such as
liquid intrude into the device, turn off and unplug the computer immediately to avoid the
risk of electrical shock, fire, or malfunction. Contact the store of purchase or your nearest
Yamaha dealer (listed at the back of this manual).
● Be sure that the computer is electrically grounded to avoid the risk of electrical shock.
● Prior to cleaning the drive, always unplug the computer or do not handle the plug with
wet hands to avoid the risk of electrical shock.
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CAUTION
Always follow these basic precautions to avoid physical injury to yourself or others, and
damage to the device or other property.
● Always unplug the computer if it will not be used for a prolonged period or if there is
possibility of lightning, to avoid the risk of electrical shock, fire, or short-circuit.
● Do not use the device near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios, or
speakers to avoid the risk of interferences between each other.
● Do not place the computer unstably to avoid the risk of malfunction or personal injury by
its falling down.
● Do not place the device with a possibility of excessive vibration to avoid the risk of
damage to written data or malfunction.
● Place the device horizontally to avoid the risk of damage to written data.
● Prior to transporting the device, remove the disc from the disc tray to avoid the risk of
damage to written data.
● Use soft, dry cloths to wipe the device. Do not use benzene, paint thinner, detergents, or
chemically treated wiped cloths, and do not place vinyl, plastic, or rubber objects on the
device to avoid the risk of malfunction or damage to surface of the device.
● Do not rest your weight on or place heavy objects on the device, and do not apply
excessive force to the buttons, switches, or connectors to avoid the risk of damage to the
device or personal injury.
● Do not listen to audio with headphones at high volume for prolonged period to avoid
auditory disorder.
● Prior to turning on the computer, always minimize the volume to avoid auditory disorder
by a sudden burst of sound at high volume.
● Do not place the device near magnets or anything magnetized such as a display to avoid
the risk of interferences between each other.
● Have the device serviced regularly to avoid internal dust buildup that can cause
malfunction, damage or fire. For service information and service charges, contact the
store of purchase or your nearest Yamaha dealer (listed at the back of this manual).
● This drive is for use only with movable equipment, weighing less than 18 kg.
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WARRANTY
YAMAHA AND ITS SUPPLIERS ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PROBLEMS THAT OCCUR
AS A RESULT OF ANY OPERATIONS CARRIED OUT OTHER THAN THOSE STATED IN THE
MANUAL FOR THIS PRODUCT, OR THE LOSS OR THE DAMAGE OF ANY DATA CAUSED AS
A RESULT OF USING THIS PRODUCT.
Precautions for Transportation
Transporting the device unfixed may damage its internal mechanism or circuits.
• Remove the disc from the disc tray of the device.
• Put the device in the original box.
For the Yamaha retail kit, refer to the original box to check that the complete accessories are
included prior to installation. Accessories vary depending on the model.
To reduce power consumption of the CRW-F1 drive, set your computer to power saving mode.
(P. 38)
• ©2002 YAMAHA CORPORATION. All Rights Reserved.
• This document may not, in whole or in part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated,
transmitted, or reduced to any electronic medium of machine readable form without prior
consent in writing from Yamaha.
• Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
• DiscT@2™ and SafeBurn™ are trademarks of Yamaha Corporation.
• All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
™ and ® marks are not specified in this manual.
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Table of Contents
Features of the CRW-F1 Drive ..................................................... 1
Names and Functions of Parts ..................................................... 2
Front Panel...............................................................................................2
Rear Panel................................................................................................3
Precautions on Use.................................................................. 4
Handling Discs ........................................................................................4
Copyright .................................................................................................4
Disclaimer of Indemnity..........................................................................4
Compatible Discs.....................................................................................5
System Requirements ..............................................................................8
Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive....................................................... 9
Serial Number..........................................................................................9
1 Decide the Installation Method..........................................................10
2 Set the Jumper Switch .......................................................................15
3 Install the CRW-F1 Drive..................................................................17
4 Check Recognition of the CRW-F1 Drive ........................................23
5 Install CD Writing Software..............................................................26
Loading/Ejecting a Disc ...........................................................27
Troubleshooting.....................................................................29
Firmware.............................................................................36
CRW-F1 Drive Specifications .....................................................37
Technical Notes.....................................................................40
Buffer Underrun Protection Function....................................................40
Writing Methods....................................................................................40
For details about installing and using the CD writing software, refer to the instruction for
it.
• The information contained in this manual is subject to change without prior notice.
• Reproduction of this manual, either in part or in full, is expressly forbidden.
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Features of the CRW-F1 Drive
Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording (High quality audio writing mode)
Audio Master Quality Recording enables you to create high quality audio CDs that
can be played back beautifully on any compatible device including car stereos. In
addition, the data quality of your CDs can be preserved for a long time. (P. 41)
This mode is available for CD-R discs with a capacity of 650MB, 700MB, and
870MB.
DiscT@2
The DiscT@2 function enables you to burn texts/pictures on the data surface of a
CD-R disc. Writing software that supports the function is required to operate it. For
details about this feature, refer to the instruction for the writing software.
Note
• The function cannot be used with a CD-RW disc.
• Appearance of burned images such as pictures varies depending on the material of a disc.
High speed writing/reading
The CRW-F1 drive supports up to 44X-speed writing for CD-R discs, up to 24Xspeed writing/rewriting for CD-RW discs, and up to 44X-speed data reading or
digital audio data extraction. The Full CAV method enables 44X-speed writing and
high fidelity stable writing at once for CD-R discs.
Tip
The Partial CAV method (P. 42) and the Full CAV method permit 24X-speed writing/
rewriting for CD-RW discs.
SafeBurn™ (Enhanced stability writing technology)
The generous 8MB buffer memory provides sufficient data storage to enable stable
disc writing at high speeds. Even if data transfer from the computer is interrupted,
the Buffer Underrun Protection function is activated to save CD-R discs from a
writing error. (P. 40)
“Optimum Write Speed Control” adjusts the writing speed to the optimum rate for
CD-R discs automatically. The maximum writing speed can be set with CD writing
software.
Note
• “Optimum Write Speed Control” can be activated when the maximum writing speed
is set at 16X or more.
• The minimum writing speed to be automatically selected is 8X. Manually set the
optimum writing speed if a writing speed supported by a disc is less than 8X.
CD-MRW (CD Mount Rainier ReWriting)
CD-MRW is a new standard of packet writing. Compared to the ordinary packet
writing, CD-MRW provides many useful functions such as background formatting.
(P. 42)
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Names and Functions of Parts
Front Panel
➀
➃
➄
➀ Disc tray
Holds the disc. It is opened or closed by
pressing the eject button. (P. 27)
➁ Manual eject hole
Forcibly opens the disc tray when the tray
cannot be opened by pressing the eject
button. (P. 28)
➂ Eject button
Press to open or close the disc tray.
(P. 27)
➃ Headphone jack
Connects headphones or external speakers
to the drive; has stereo mini-jack
specifications.
➄ Headphone volume dial
Controls the volume of the headphones.
The volume increases as the dial is turned
to the right.
➁
➂
➅
➅ LED
Indicates the operational status of the
CRW-F1 drive by its colors and blinking
patterns.
Lights or blinks blue
• Lights: Standby (with disc)
• Blinks: Opening/Closing disc tray,
reading disc information (TOC), or
playback audio
• Blinks rapidly: Reading data
Blinks purple
• Blinks: Accessing for writing or test
writing
• Blinks rapidly: Writing
Blinks amber
Firmware update is incomplete. Retry to
update the firmware.
Off
Standby (no disc), the disc tray is open, or
power saving (operated via computer
setting)
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Names and Functions of Parts
Rear Panel
➀ ➁
➂
➀ DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
Connects to the sound card in the computer
using a digital audio cable if the sound card
has an S/PDIF (digital audio) input jack.
(P. 21)
➃
➄
➂ Jumper switch
Insert a plastic shunt into the switch to set
the connection of the IDE to master or
slave. The switch is set at slave by default.
(P. 15)
➁ ANALOG AUDIO OUT
➃ IDE INTERFACE CONNECTOR
Connects to the sound card in the computer
using an audio cable. (P. 20)
Connects a 40-pin IDE cable. (P. 18)
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➄ DC INPUT
Connects the 4-pin internal power cable of
the computer. (P. 22)
Precautions on Use
Handling Discs
Take the following precautions to avoid trouble, such as writing errors, loss of
recorded data, and malfunction of the drive, when handling discs.
• Do not place discs in a hot or damp place or where they will be exposed to direct
sunlight.
• Do not touch the disc surface. Hold the disc by the edge when handling it.
• Remove dust and dirt from the disc surface. Use an air spray to remove dust. The
disc surface may be scratched if strongly wiped with a dry cloth.
• Do not stick labels to the disc surface or write anything on it except where
designated.
• Do not clean discs with chemicals or detergents.
• Do not bend or drop discs.
Copyright
It is prohibited by law to duplicate copyright material for non-personal use without
the prior consent of the copyright holder. When copying material with your CD-R/
RW drive, take due care not to infringe the copyright.
Disclaimer of Indemnity
• Yamaha assumes no liability for the loss of any profits incurred as a result of the
loss or corruption of data written on a CD-R or CD-RW, for any loss or damage
caused by or arising out of extraordinary circumstances (including circumstances
that Yamaha has foreseen or could foresee), nor for any damages incurred or
claimed by a third party.
• After handling important data, make a comparison between the original and the
copied data (to confirm that the data has been copied properly).
• In no event shall Yamaha be liable for any damage to discs due to a buffer
underrun error (P. 40) or for any other reason, or the inability to use distributed
discs with your drive.
• Yamaha assumes no liability for the inability to write/playback discs because of
their format.
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Precautions on Use
Compatible Discs
For the latest information about compatible discs, refer to the following website.
YAMAHA CD-R/RW Drive website
URL: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/computer/
Disc shape
Circular disc
Card-type disc
12 cm, 8 cm
Discs confirmed by Yamaha
Note
Do not use any irregular shaped discs such as heart-shaped or star-shaped discs to avoid
the risk of malfunction.
Recordable disc type
The CRW-F1 drive is compatible with the following discs.
CD-R discs
• Orange Book Part2 Vol.1 Version3.1-compliant discs
• Orange Book Part2 Vol.2 Version1.1-compliant discs
Writing speed
The writing speed settings are available in writing software.
1X, 4X, 8X, 16X, 44X
Note
• 44X-speed writing is enabled with the Full CAV method.
• Some writing speed settings may not be available depending on the specification of
a disc.
• When the writing speed is set at 16X or 44X, “Optimum Write Speed Control”
automatically adjusts the writing speed to the optimum rate for each disc within the
selected writing speed.
Device compatibility
CD-R discs can be read/played back on a CD-ROM drive or a CD player.
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CD-RW discs
• Orange Book Part3 Vol.1 Version1.0-compliant discs
• Orange Book Part3 Vol.1 Version2.0-compliant discs
Writing/Rewriting speed
The writing speed settings are available in writing software.
2X, 4X
Note
• Some discs support only 2X speed.
• Some writing/rewriting speed settings may not be available depending on the
specification of a disc.
Device compatibility
CD-RW discs can be read/played back on a device that supports CD-RW discs
(e.g. CD-ROM drive).
High Speed CD-RW discs
Orange Book Part3 Vol.2-compliant discs
Writing/Rewriting speed
The writing speed settings are available in writing software.
4X, 10X, 12X
Note
• Some writing/rewriting speed settings may not be available depending on the
specification of a disc.
• When using the packet writing method (P. 41) for writing/rewriting onto a High
Speed CD-RW disc, you can select the 10X Full CAV method. For more details,
refer to the instruction for the CD writing software. (CD writing software that has
the feature to select the Full CAV method is required.)
• The Full CAV method is recommended when editing a written file with application
software.
Device compatibility
High Speed CD-RW discs can be read/played back on a CD-RW device that bears
the High Speed CD-RW logo or a device that supports CD-RW discs (e.g. CDROM drive).
Note
In order to write, delete, read or play back a High Speed CD-RW disc, use a CD-R/RW
drive that bears the High Speed CD-RW logo. When using a CD-ROM drive to read/
play back a High Speed CD-RW disc, a drive supporting CD-RW discs is required.
A CD-R/RW drive without the logo may not recognize a High Speed CD-RW disc,
resulting in computer malfunction.
Refer to the Yamaha website to check the disc compatibility prior to using a
YAMAHA CD-R/RW drive without the logo for a High Speed CD-RW disc.
URL: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/computer/
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Precautions on Use
Ultra Speed CD-RW discs
Orange Book Part3 Vol.3-compliant discs
Writing/Rewriting speed
The writing speed settings are available in writing software.
10X, 16X, 24X
Note
• 24X-speed writing/rewriting is enabled with the Partial CAV method.
• Some writing/rewriting speed settings may not be available depending on the
specification of a disc.
• When using the packet writing method (P. 41) for writing/rewriting onto an Ultra
Speed CD-RW disc, you can select the 24X Full CAV method. For more details,
refer to the instruction for the CD writing software. (CD writing software that has
the feature to select the Full CAV method is required.)
• The Full CAV method is recommended when editing a written file with application
software.
Device compatibility
Ultra Speed CD-RW discs can be read/played back on a device that supports CDRW discs (e.g. CD-ROM drive) or a device that bears the High/Ultra Speed CDRW logo.
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System Requirements
The CRW-F1 drive is designed to operate in the following computer environment. If
your computer does not meet these requirements, the CRW-F1 drive may not write
at the maximum speed.
Computer (PC/AT compatible)
• CPU: Pentium II-class or higher, 300 MHz or faster
• RAM: 32MB (64MB or more is recommended)
64MB or more is required (128MB is recommended) for Windows 2000
Professional, while 128MB or more is required (256MB is recommended) for
Windows XP.
• An empty 5 ¼-inch drive bay (for installing the CRW-F1 drive as an additional
drive into the computer)
• Hard drive space
Writing data on a CD-R/RW disc requires 50MB to 100MB of free space as a
working area on the hard drive. When writing data on a CD-R/RW disc after
creating an image file, there must be enough free space on the hard drive to store
the image file in addition to the working area (a total of up to 1.1GB).
However, hard drive space for image files is not required when directly writing
onto a CD-R/RW disc from a hard drive or CD-ROM using the CRW-F1 drive
(on-the-fly writing).
Image file
An image file is data files that are collected to be written on a CD-R/RW disc. The file
is useful for writing the same data onto multiple discs. For details, refer to the
instruction for the CD writing software.
Operating system
Windows 95 (OSR2 or later), Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition,
Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows XP (Home Edition/Professional Edition)
CD writing software
The CRW-F1 drive requires CD writing software to write onto a CD-R/RW disc.
Use the CD writing software that supports the CRW-F1 drive.
For details about installing and using the CD writing software, refer to the
instruction for it.
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
Preparing tools
• Phillips screwdriver: Use the proper screwdriver for
the screws to install the CRW-F1 drive into the
computer.
• Narrow pliers: Insert and remove the included plastic
shunt for the jumper switch.
Serial Number
The serial number, printed on the label on the top of your CRW-F1 drive, is required
when you have a question about the drive or need user support services.
Please write the serial number down in the space below prior to installing the CRWF1 drive into your computer. It will be difficult to check the serial number after
installation.
Serial number
(10 characters: 3 letters +
7 numbers)
Serial Number
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The following describes how to install the CRW-F1 drive on the computer by taking
a tower-type computer for example.
Note
The methods of removing the computer cover or panels and installing an internal device
vary depending on the computer model. Refer to the instruction for the computer.
1 Decide the Installation Method
Check the connection of any IDE device installed to decide the installation method
of the CRW-F1 drive.
Note
• The CRW-F1 drive supports Ultra ATA/33. (The CRW-F1 drive is operated with
Ultra ATA/33 even if the motherboard or the IDE cable support Ultra ATA/66 or
Ultra ATA/100.)
• The 40-pin IDE cable (with 40 wires) included in a Yamaha retail kit supports Ultra
ATA/33. IDE devices connected to the 40-pin IDE cable are operated with Ultra
ATA/33 even if the devices support Ultra ATA/66 or Ultra ATA/100.
• Install the CRW-F1 drive horizontally.
1
Turn off and unplug the computer.
When handling internal computer devices, always turn off the computer to
avoid the risk of an electrical shock or damage to the drive or computer
devices. Be sure to unplug the computer prior to handling any internal
computer device.
2
Remove all peripheral devices and cables connected to the
computer prior to removing the computer cover.
Clothes and body can become charged with static electricity.
Discharge any static electricity by touching a metallic part of the case or
power unit.
For more information, refer to the instruction for the computer.
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
Installing the CRW-F1 drive as an additional drive
Check the IDE channel (primary/secondary and master/slave) connecting the CRWF1 drive. (P. 12 – 14)
CRW-F1 drive
Note
An empty 5 ¼-inch drive bay is required to install the CRW-F1 drive.
Replacing an existing IDE device with the CRW-F1 drive
Connect the CRW-F1 drive to the cable that was previously connected to the IDE
device.
CD-ROM drive, etc.
CRW-F1 drive
Note
When replacing a SCSI device such as a SCSI type CD-ROM drive, do not connect the
CRW-F1 drive to the cable that was previously connected to the SCSI device. Use a 40pin IDE cable to connect the CRW-F1 drive to the computer.
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Examples of connecting the CRW-F1 drive
The following describes how to connect the CRW-F1 drive for example.
Example 1: As a secondary slave (For additional drive)
Hard drive (master)
CD-ROM drive,
etc. (master)
CRW-F1 drive
(slave)
IDE cable (primary)
IDE cable (secondary)
Example 2: As a secondary master
(For replacing the existing drive with the CRW-F1 drive)
Hard drive (master)
IDE cable (primary)
CRW-F1 drive
(master)
IDE cable (secondary)
For the best performance of the CRW-F1 drive, connecting the drive as the
sole secondary master is recommended.
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
Note
• The CRW-F1 drive is set at slave by default. Set the device to master and connect the
device to the end of the cable when connecting an IDE device to an IDE cable solely.
• Connecting the CRW-F1 drive as the primary master is recommended if no IDE
device is connected to the primary IDE cable such as the case that the operating
system is started up from a SCSI hard drive.
• Some IDE cables have only one connector to connect the device. Prepare an IDE
cable with two connectors to connect the devices if another connector is required.
• Check the master/slave setting prior to connecting the removed device to another
connector. For more details, refer to the instruction for the device or refer to the
manufacturer’s website.
Enhanced-IDE (E-IDE)
E-IDE is a standard for connecting computers to IDE devices such as hard drives, CDROM drives and CD-R/RW drives. Most computers have two IDE connectors (primary
and secondary). Each connector can be connected to two devices with an IDE cable.
Two IDE devices connected by one IDE cable are called “master” and “slave.”
Motherboard
Primary
Secondary
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Master
Slave
Master
Slave
The master/slave settings for general IDE devices are as follows.
• Hard drive: Change the setting with the jumper switch on the circuit board on the
rear panel or the hard drive bottom panel. The cable select (CSEL) setting is required
for some hard drives.
• CD-ROM drive, etc.: Change the setting with the jumper switch on the rear panel.
Note
Assign each IDE device to master or slave respectively when two IDE devices are
connected to one IDE cable. Connect the IDE device to the end of the IDE cable when the
device is set to master, or connect it to the middle of the cable when it is set to slave.
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
2 Set the Jumper Switch
Refer to the examples of connecting the CRW-F1 drive on page 12, and set the
CRW-F1 drive to master/slave to support your computer environment.
Set the plastic shunt at the jumper switch on the rear panel
with narrow pliers.
The position to be inserted the plastic shunt varies depending on the setting.
Master
Slave
(default)
The CRW-F1 drive is set at slave by default.
When replacing an IDE device (master) with the CRW-F1 drive, set the
drive to master.
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Note
• The function of a plastic shunt is to electrically connect the jumper switch contacts.
Inserting and removing the pin turn the settings on and off.
• Be sure to turn off the computer prior to setting the jumper switch.
Cable Select (CSEL)
For the computer supporting a cable select function, insert a plastic shunt into the CSEL
jumper switch so that the computer will automatically adjust the CRW-F1 drive setting to
master or slave.
If the CSEL setting results in any problems to the CRW-F1 drive, set the drive to master
or slave.
Refer to the instruction for the computer to find out if it supports the CSEL function.
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
3 Install the CRW-F1 Drive
The following describes how to install the CRW-F1 drive as an additional drive for
example.
1
Prepare to install.
Installing the CRW-F1 drive as an additional drive
Remove the front cover from the 5 ¼-inch drive bay.
Replacing
Remove all cables connected to the CD-ROM or other devices to be replaced.
Then remove the device itself from the computer.
Audio cable
IDE cable
4-pin internal power
cable
Note
• Be careful not to damage the various cables connected to the rear panel of the
CD-ROM drive.
• The audio cable is usually caught by the hook at the top of the connector.
Release the hook and remove the connector without using excessive force.
• Do not apply excessive force to the CD-ROM drive or cables.
• Hold the cable by the connector to remove the cable. Pulling the cable itself with
excessive force may damage the wires inside.
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2
Install the CRW-F1 drive carefully into the drive bay and
temporarily fasten the screws by hand.
Be sure that there is enough space to connect the 4-pin internal power cable,
40-pin IDE cable, and audio cable prior to temporarily fastening the included
four screws to the fixed position.
Install the CRW-F1 drive carefully into
the drive bay from the front
Note
Do not apply excessive force to the CRW-F1 drive.
3
Connect a 40-pin IDE cable.
Connect a 40-pin IDE cable to the IDE connector on the motherboard and the
IDE interface connector on the rear panel of the CRW-F1 drive. Be sure that
the colored wire is connected to the first pin of the connectors, as shown in the
diagram below.
Motherboard
IDE connector
40-pin IDE cable
Colored wire
IDE interface
connector
1
1
Colored wire
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
Note
• The 40-pin IDE cable (with 40 wires) included in a Yamaha retail kit supports
Ultra ATA/33. IDE devices connected to the 40-pin IDE cable are operated with
Ultra ATA/33 even if the devices support Ultra ATA/66 or Ultra ATA/100.
• The CRW-F1 drive is operated with Ultra ATA/33 even if the drive can be
connected by an IDE cable (with 80 wires) supporting Ultra ATA/66 or Ultra
ATA/100.
• Use an IDE cable no longer than 45.7 cm (18 inches).
• When two IDE devices are connected to one IDE cable, be sure to assign each as
master/slave respectively.
4
Connect an audio cable if necessary.
The sound card of the computer enables you to listen to audio CDs played
back on the CRW-F1 drive. There are two methods to connect the CRW-F1
drive and the sound card: analog connection and digital connection.
Audio CD playback
• Audio is available from the headphones or speakers connected to the
headphone jack on the front panel of the CRW-F1 drive (this is convenient
for the computer without a sound card). In such a case, connecting an audio
cable is not required.
• An audio cable is not required to extract an image file from an audio CD
since data is transferred via the IDE cable.
• If the CRW-F1 drive is installed as an additional drive and a CD-ROM
drive or a DVD-ROM drive is already connected to the sound card, using
the existing drive to play back an audio CD is recommended.
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Analog connection
Connect one end of the audio cable (the end with one connector) to the analog
audio output jack on the rear panel of the CRW-F1 drive. Be sure that the
connector is in the correct direction prior to connecting it.
There are two types of connectors at the other end of the audio cable. Select
the one that fits the sound card: Vertical connector (PH) and Horizontal
connector (MPC). Use only one of the two connectors, and leave the other
free. Check the direction of the connector prior to connecting it to the sound
card.
Analog audio output
jack
Left channel (L)
Ground (G)
Right channel (R)
Audio cable
Vertical connector (PH)
Horizontal
connector
(MPC)
Sound card
Audio input
jack
Note
Some sound cards have more than one audio input jack, including those which do
not support the specification of the CRW-F1 drive. If playback audio cannot be
heard from the speakers, refer to the instruction for the sound card.
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
Digital connection
Digital connection enables you to enjoy higher quality audio with less
distortion since the digital signals recorded on the audio CD are output to the
sound card with high fidelity.
Connect the digital audio output jack of the CRW-F1 drive and the S/PDIF
(digital audio) input jack of the sound card with a digital audio cable. Be sure
that the connector is in the correct direction prior to connecting it.
Digital audio output
jack
Ground (G)
Signal (D)
Digital audio cable
Sound card
S/PDIF
input jack
Note
A digital audio cable with a proper connector and a sound card with an S/PDIF
(digital audio) input jack are required.
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5
Connect the 4-pin internal power cable of the computer (DC
5 V and DC 12 V) to the power connector on the rear panel of
the CRW-F1 drive.
Top
Power connector
Bottom
4-pin internal power cable
Note
The 4-pin internal power cable cannot be connected if it is upside down. If the
connector does not connect easily, check that it is in the correct direction.
6
Tighten four screws fastened tentatively with a Phillips
screwdriver.
7
Attach the computer cover and reconnect the peripheral
devices and cables.
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
4 Check Recognition of the CRW-F1 Drive
1
Plug in and turn on the computer.
LED blinks blue, then
turns off.
Check that the LED blinks blue, and then turns off.
2
Check that the CRW-F1 drive is properly recognized by
Windows.
The operation varies depending on your operating system.
For Windows XP
1 Select Start on the taskbar, then Control Panel, System, Hardware tab,
and Device Manager. The Device Manager dialog box appears.
Note
If the System icon is not shown in the Control Panel window, click Switch
to Classic View on the left side of the window.
2 If there is
to the left of DVD/CD-ROM drives, click .
“YAMAHA CRW-F1E” should be shown when the CRW-F1 drive has
been recognized properly.
“YAMAHA CRWF1E” is shown.
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If the drive name is not shown or there is
or
mark.
The CRW-F1 drive has not been recognized properly. Check the cable
connections and the master/slave settings of the IDE devices connected to the
computer.
For Windows 2000 Professional
1 Select Start on the taskbar, then Settings, Control Panel, System,
Hardware tab, and Device Manager. The Device Manager dialog box
appears.
2 If there is
to the left of DVD/CD-ROM Drive, click .
“YAMAHA CRW-F1E” should be shown when the CRW-F1 drive has
been recognized properly.
For Windows 95/98/98 Second Edition/Me
1 Select Start on the taskbar, then Settings, Control Panel, System, and
Device Manager tab. The Device Manager dialog box appears.
Note
For Windows Me, if the System icon is not shown in the Control Panel
window, click view all Control Panel options on the left side of the window.
2 If there is
to the left of CDROM, click .
“YAMAHA CRW-F1E” should be shown when the CRW-F1 drive has
been recognized properly.
3
Change the DMA setting.
The DMA setting may not be displayed, depending on your computer. In such
a case, use the CRW-F1 drive without changing the DMA setting.
Tip
To maximize the performance of the CRW-F1 drive, changing the DMA setting
for other IDE devices such as a hard drive or a CD/DVD-ROM drive is
recommended.
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Preparing the CRW-F1 Drive
For Windows XP/2000 Professional
1 Log on to the administrator account.
2 In the Device Manager dialog box (P. 23), select the IDE channel
(primary/secondary) connected to the CRW-F1 drive and then Advanced
Settings tab.
3 Set “Transfer Mode” to “DMA if available” in the “Device 0” item (for
master) or the “Device 1” item (for slave).
Set
(This screen is an example
on Windows XP.)
Note
The CRW-F1 drive operation may become unstable, depending on your computer
environment. In such a case, set “Transfer Mode” to “PIO only.”
For Windows 95/98/98 Second Edition/Me
1 In the Device Manager dialog box (P. 24), select YAMAHA CRW-F1E
Properties and then Settings tab.
2 Check “DMA.”
Note
The CRW-F1 drive operation may become unstable, depending on your computer
environment. In such a case, uncheck “DMA.” The “Simultaneous Data Transfer”
setting does not affect CRW-F1 drive operation.
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Recommended DMA settings (transfer mode settings)
Operating System
Recommended
Remarks
Windows XP/
2000 Professional
DMA mode
PIO mode if operation
becomes unstable
Windows 95/98/
98 Second Edition/Me
Check
Uncheck if operation
becomes unstable
Direct Memory Access (DMA)
DMA is a method that transfers data between various peripheral devices (e.g., a
hard drive, CD-R/RW drive, etc.) and the computer memory without going
through the CPU in the computer. DMA transfer setting increases the data transfer
speed and the processing speed by reducing strain on the CPU.
5 Install CD Writing Software
Install the CD writing software. For details about installing the CD writing software,
refer to the instruction for it.
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Loading/Ejecting a Disc
Prior to the operation, check that the computer is turned on.
1
Open the disc tray by pressing the eject button.
Press the eject button
2
Place the disc onto the disc tray properly with its label facing
upward.
Or remove the disc from the disc tray carefully so not to damage it.
Place or remove the disc
onto/from the disc tray
3
Close the disc tray by pressing the eject button or by gently
pushing the disc tray into the computer.
Note
• Place or remove the disc after the disc tray has fully opened. Do not push or pull
the disc tray with applying excessive force to avoid damage to the drive or the
disc.
• The disc tray does not open while the application software prohibits ejecting,
including when the drive accesses the disc.
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Manually Ejecting a Disc
If the disc tray fails to open for some reason, such as a power failure, follow the
steps below to remove the disc from the drive.
Note
Frequent use of this operation may cause malfunction of the drive.
1
Prepare a thin pin-like object, such as a straightened paper
clip.
Use an object less than 2 mm in diameter and more than 3 cm in length.
2
Turn off the computer.
3
Insert the thin pin-like object straight into the manual eject
hole, and push it in.
When the disc tray opens, remove the disc.
Manual eject
hole
4
Turn on the computer, and close the disc tray.
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Troubleshooting
Refer to the YAMAHA CD-R/RW Drive website for the latest support information,
including the troubleshooting guide.
YAMAHA CD-R/RW Drive website
URL: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/computer/
Europe
URL: http://www.yamaha-it.de/
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The CRW-F1 drive is not recognized by the operating system. (P. 23)
●
Is the 4-pin internal power cable connected properly to the CRW-F1 drive?
Turn off the computer, and remove the computer cover. Check that the connector of
the 4-pin internal power cable is connected to the CRW-F1 drive in the correct
direction, and that the 4-pin internal power cable is fully connected. (P. 10, 22)
●
If the CRW-F1 drive is connected to another 4-pin internal power cable that
properly conducts power to another device, is the CRW-F1 drive turned on?
Turn off the computer. Be sure that the CRW-F1 drive is connected to another 4-pin
internal power cable that properly conducts power to another device, and check that
the CRW-F1 drive is turned on when turning on the computer. (P. 10, 22)
If the drive is turned on, the computer’s power unit may be damaged.
If the drive is not turned on, contact the store of purchase or your nearest Yamaha
dealer (listed at the back of this manual).
●
Is the IDE cable connected properly to the CRW-F1 drive?
Turn off the computer and remove the computer cover. Check that the connector of
the IDE cable connected to the CRW-F1 drive is in the correct direction, and that the
IDE cable is fully connected. (P. 10, 18)
Then check that the pins of the IDE interface connector of the CRW-F1 drive are not
bent.
●
Is the IDE cable connected properly to the motherboard?
Check that the connector of the IDE cable is connected to the motherboard in the
correct direction, and that the IDE cable is fully connected. (P. 18)
●
2
Is each IDE device set respectively?
When one IDE device is connected to one IDE cable, be sure that the device is set to
master or CSEL.
When two IDE devices are connected to one IDE cable, be sure that both devices are
not set to master (or slave).
When the CRW-F1 drive is set to CSEL, reset it to master or slave. (P. 15)
When you have the problem even if each IDE device is set properly as above,
contact the store of purchase or your nearest Yamaha dealer (listed at the back of this
manual).
The disc tray does not open when you press the eject button.
●
Is the CRW-F1 drive recognized by the operating system? (P. 23)
Refer to “The CRW-F1 drive is not recognized by the operating system.”
(Troubleshooting, Item 1)
●
Is any CD writing software being used?
Some CD writing software prohibits ejecting while accessing. (If you are using such
a software program, the disc tray does not open even if the eject button is pressed.)
In such a case, follow the steps in the software window to eject the disc, or quit the
CD writing software prior to pressing the eject button.
●
Is the disc tray opened when the computer is restarted?
Quit all running application software, restart your computer, and press the eject
button of the CRW-F1 drive.
●
Is the disc tray opened if the IDE cable is removed from the CRW-F1 drive?
Turn off the computer and remove the IDE cable from the IDE interface terminal on
the rear panel of the CRW-F1 drive. (P. 10, 18)
Restart the computer, and press the eject button of the CRW-F1 drive once again.
●
Turn off the computer, and remove the disc following “Manually Ejecting a Disc.”
(P. 28)
If the disc tray is caught in the drive and does not come out, or if it cannot be opened
or closed using the eject button after it is pulled out manually, contact the store of
purchase or your nearest Yamaha dealer (listed at the back of this manual).
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Troubleshooting
3
4
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The disc is ejected without order (or it comes out spontaneously).
●
Is the disc set properly (horizontally) on the disc tray?
Set the disc properly, and close the disc tray.
●
Is the disc dusty or dirty?
Remove dust or dirt from the disc using an air spray or a dry soft cloth. To avoid
damaging discs, wipe the disc gently from the center to the edge of the disc.
●
Does the drive accept other discs (audio CD, CD-ROM, blank CD-R disc, etc.)?
If a specific disc is ejected, the disc itself may be damaged or deformed.
If all discs are ejected, contact the store of purchase or your nearest Yamaha dealer
(listed at the back of this manual).
No data can be read from a disc.
●
Is the disc ejected without order?
Refer to “The disc is ejected without order (or it comes out spontaneously).”
(Troubleshooting, Item 3)
●
Is the disc compatible with the drive? (P. 5, 37)
Be sure that the disc is compatible with the CRW-F1 drive.
●
Is the disc dusty or dirty?
Remove dust or dirt from the disc using an air spray or a dry soft cloth. To avoid
damaging discs, wipe the disc gently from the center to the edge of the disc.
●
Can data be read from other discs (audio CD, CD-ROM, etc.)?
If no data can be read from a specific disc, data may be written in a format that the
drive cannot recognize, or the disc itself may be damaged or deformed. Note that no
data can be read from blank discs, and the CRW-F1 drive infrequently fail to read
data correctly from a disc even if the disc is compatible with the drive.
●
5
Does the LED of the CRW-F1 drive light correctly when a disc is inserted?
When a disc is inserted, the LED will blink blue for a moment and then light blue.
(P. 2)
If no data can be read from a specific disc, data may be written in a format that the
drive cannot recognize, or the disc may be damaged or deformed.
If the LED does not light (stating that the drive cannot recognize the disc) no matter
what type of disc is inserted, contact the store of purchase or your nearest Yamaha
dealer (listed at the back of this manual).
The playback of an audio CD (CD-DA) is inaudible.
●
Check that the volume is not set to the minimum level.
●
If the playback audio from headphones or external speakers connected to the
computer is inaudible, be sure that the audio cable is properly connected to the
CRW-F1 drive and the sound card. If the sound card has more than one audio input
jack, connect the audio cable to the other input jack. (P. 20, 21)
●
For Windows XP/Me, follow the steps if the playback audio from headphones
connected to the CRW-F1 drive is inaudible.
If Windows Media Player 7.0 or later is used with Windows XP/Me, this problem
can happen since the digital playback option is activated by default setting.
For Windows XP
1 In the Device Manager dialog box (P. 23), select YAMAHA CRW-F1E
Properties and then Properties tab.
2 Uncheck “Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device” in the “Digital CD
Playback” item.
Uncheck
(This screen is an example
on Windows XP.)
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Troubleshooting
3 Start “Windows Media Player.” In the menu bar, select Tools, Options, Devices
tab, CD-RW Drive, and Properties.
4 Select “Analog” in the “Playback” item.
Select
(This screen is an
example on Windows
Media Player 8.0.)
For Windows Me
1 Follow step 1 and 2 on page 32, and uncheck “Enable digital CD audio for this
CD-ROM device.”
2 Start “Windows Media Player.” In the menu bar, select Tools, Options and CD
Audio tab.
3 Uncheck “Digital playback” in the “Playback Settings” item.
Uncheck
(This screen is an
example on Windows
Media Player 7.0.)
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6
No data can be read from any CDs, a disc is ejected spontaneously, or the
LED does not light when a disc is inserted. (The LED does not change to
blinking blue and then lighting blue.) (P. 2)
Remove the IDE cable from the CRW-F1 drive while the 4-pin internal power cable
is connected to the drive, and insert the disc once again. If a specific disc is
automatically ejected or cannot be read, the disc itself may have a problem.
If the drive does not accept any compatible discs (and the LED does not light),
contact the store of purchase or your nearest Yamaha dealer (listed at the back of this
manual).
7
The error message “Buffer Underrun” is displayed.
If your CD writing software supports Buffer Underrun Protection, it is required to be
activated. For more details, refer to the instruction for the CD writing software.
To prevent the occurrence of a buffer underrun and to increase the efficiency of data
writing, try the following:
– Reduce the data writing speed.
– Create an image file on the hard drive.
– Optimize the hard drive. (Defragmentation)
– Do not start any application software including screen savers during data writing.
– Deactivate the power management for the hard drive.
– Set the data transfer mode of any IDE device such as a hard drive or CD-ROM
drive to “DMA.” (P. 24)
– Deactivate Windows Active Desktop.
– Quit all memory-resident software programs.
– Check your CD writing software settings with the instruction for it.
Note
A writing error may happen if the drive is vibrated while data is being written on a CD-R
or a CD-RW disc.
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Other problems
●
Is more than one CD writing software installed on your computer?
Installing more than one CD writing software on a computer may cause instability of
operation.
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Troubleshooting
For Windows XP
Windows XP includes the CD writing function as a standard feature. Disable the function
when the other software that supports the CRW-F1 drive is used.
1 Select My Computer, YAMAHA CRW-F1 drive icon (Right-click), and
Properties.
Select YAMAHA
CRW-F1 icon
Note
Generally, “CD-RW Drive” is displayed at the side of the icon. The display may vary
depending on the computer environment.
2 In the CD-RW Drive Properties dialog box, select the Recording tab, and
uncheck “Enable CD recording on this drive.”
Uncheck
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●
CD writing software must support the CRW-F1 drive in order to recognize the
drive.
Contact the manufacturer of your CD writing software to see whether the software
supports the CRW-F1 drive.
●
Is the power capacity of your computer sufficient?
The computer may not operate due to insufficient power capacity.
Check the specifications of your computer and its current environment. The power
consumption of the CRW-F1 drive is 15 W during writing/reading.
Firmware
Firmware refers to the operating software designed for your CD-R/RW drive. It is
stored in the drive’s flash memory so that it can be rewritten.
For the operation reliability, the latest firmware is available on the internet. For more
information about the latest firmware, refer to the following websites.
YAMAHA CD-R/RW Drive website
URL: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/computer/
Europe
URL: http://www.yamaha-it.de/
The latest user support information including firmware information is available on
the websites.
Refer to the website regularly to check the latest information.
Checking the firmware version in your CRW-F1 drive
For Windows XP/2000 Professional
Use your CD writing software to check the firmware version.
For Windows 95/98/98 Second Edition/Me
In the Device Manager dialog box (P. 24), select YAMAHA CRW-F1E to display
the YAMAHA CRW-F1E Properties dialog box, and then select the Settings tab.
The revision number varies
depending on the default
firmware version.
(This screen is an example
on Windows Me.)
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CRW-F1 Drive Specifications
Supported Formats
Write
Read
Play back *4
CD-DA
●
●
●
CD TEXT
●
●
●
CD-ROM *1
●
●
●
Mixed Mode CD-ROM
(CD-ROM+CD-DA)
●
●
●
CD-ROM XA *1
●
●
●
Photo CD *1
● *2 *3
●
●
Video CD
●
●
●
CD-i
●
● *3
—
CD EXTRA *1
●
●
●
CD-MRW
●
●
●
*1
*2
*3
*4
includes multisession
proper disc required
proper application software required
proper application software may be required depending on the format
Writing Methods
Writing/Reading
Speed
Disc-at-Once (DAO)
Session-at-Once (SAO)
Track-at-Once (TAO)
Packet Writing
Audio Master Quality Recording
(High quality audio writing mode)
CD-MRW (CD Mount Rainier ReWriting)
Writing
CD-R
CD-RW
1X, 4X, 8X, 16X CLV
44X (max.) Full CAV
2X, 4X, 10X, 12X, 16X CLV
24X Partial CAV
10X, 24X Full CAV (Packet writing)
Reading DATA
CD-DA
44X (max.) Full CAV
44X (max.) Full CAV (Audio data extraction)
1X CLV (Audio playback)
Video CD 10X (max.) Full CAV
Note) Session unclosed disc: 12X (max.) CLV
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Data Capacity
700MB (79 minutes)
650MB (74 minutes)
Maximum Recording Time
in Audio Master Quality
Recording
68 minutes (with a 700MB disc)
63 minutes (with a 650MB disc)
Data Transfer Rate (Mode 1)
150KB/s (1X) to 6,600KB/s (44X)
Interface
Enhanced IDE (E-IDE) /ATAPI
Burst Transfer Rate
Program I/O (PIO) mode 4: 16.7MB/s
Multi-word DMA mode 2: 16.7MB/s
Ultra DMA mode 2: 33.3MB/s (Ultra ATA/33)
Data Buffer Size
8MB (3,176 sectors)
Average Access Time
130 ms (random access)
Sector Size
2,048 to 2,448 bytes
Installing Style
Horizontal
Disc Loading Type
Front automatic tray loading
Audio Out
Analog (Line Out specifications)
• Frequency range: 20 to 20,000 Hz
• Output level: 700 mVrms
Digital
• S/PDIF format
• Output level: TTL
Power Consumption
15 W (writing/playback)
4 W (standby)
1 W (power saving, operated via computer setting)
Power Supply
DC 5 V ±5%
DC 12 V ±10%
Operating Environment
Temperature: 5 to 40 ºC
Humidity: 25 to 80% RH (no condensation)
Dimensions
Width: 148.0 mm
Height: 42.6 mm
Depth: 198.1 mm
Weight
0.9 kg
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CRW-F1 Drive Specifications
Safety/EMC Compliance
The CRW-F1 drive conforms to the following specifications.
Country/
Region
USA
Canada
EU
Compliance Specifications
Category
Safety
Item
Standard
Remarks
Electricity
UL60950
Information Technology
Equipment
Laser
21CFR1040.10
FDA Chapter 1,
Subchapter J
Class I Laser Product
EMC
Emission
47CFR15
Peripheral Device
FCC Part 15, Subpart B
Safety
Electricity
CSA C22.2 No. 60950
Information Technology
Equipment
EMC
Emission
ICES-003
Class B Digital Device
Safety
Electricity
EN60950
Information Technology
Equipment
Laser
EN60825
Class 1 Laser Product
EMC
Emission
EN55022
Class B Information
Technology Equipment
Immunity
EN55024
Australia
New Zealand
EMC
Emission
AS/NZ 3548
Class B Information
Technology Equipment
Taiwan
EMC
Emission
CNS13438
Class B Information
Technology Equipment
Japan
EMC
Emission
VCCI
Class B Information
Technology Equipment
Note that the specifications of the CRW-F1 drive are subject to change without
notice due to improvements.
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Technical Notes
Buffer Underrun Protection Function
CD-R/RW drives are equipped with a buffer memory, which temporarily stores data
that is being transferred. When the buffer memory becomes empty due to a delay of
data transfer for any reason, a writing error happens. Such condition is defined as
buffer underrun, and such an error is defined as a buffer underrun error.
Buffer Underrun Protection is featured in the CRW-F1 drive.
When buffer underrun almost happens, Buffer Underrun Protection temporarily
suspends the writing process. Writing resumes when enough data has accumulated
in the buffer memory. Buffer Underrun Protection in the CRW-F1 drive is extremely
accurate, resulting in seamless recording before and after suspension.
Test writing
Test writing is a function to check for the possible occurrence of buffer underrun in your
computer environment. When Buffer Underrun Protection of the CD writing software is
activated, the test writing function cannot be operated. Buffer Underrun Protection
should be deactivated to operate the test writing function.
Writing Methods
Disc-at-Once (DAO)
This method is used to write all data onto a disc in one operation. It writes multiple
pieces of data without placing a space between data, starting with the innermost
track of the disc. Once data is written by this method, no data can be added to the
same disc even if there is free space available on the disc. This method is useful for
making a backup copy of an entire disc.
Track-at-Once (TAO)
This method is used to write data on a disc on a track-by-track basis. A track can be
defined as the smallest unit of area that contains an ordinary program, image file,
text file, etc. This method enables you to add data to the same disc, one track of data
at a time, as long as there is free space available on the disc. A disc that contains data
written in several sessions is defined as a multi-session disc.
An area that records data and management information (Lead-in/Lead-out) is
defined as a session. Lead-in and Lead-out are signals written for stating the starting
and ending points of one session.
Note
Ordinary audio CD players can only play back single-session discs or the first session on
a multi-session disc. Do not record audio data on the second and subsequent sessions.
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Technical Notes
Session-at-Once (SAO)
This method is used to write data on a disc on a session-by-session basis. Unlike
Track-at-Once described above, Session-at-Once enables you to record multiple
tracks onto a disc at a time. CD EXTRA, for example, uses this method to write
multiple pieces of audio data (or multiple tracks) in the first session and information
required for computers in the second session. This method enables you to add data
into the same disc, one session at a time, as long as there is free space available on
the disc. A disc that contains data written in several sessions by this method is
defined as a multi-session disc, like a disc written by the Track-at-Once method.
Packet Writing
This method is used to record data onto a disc on a file-by-file basis. This method
divides a track into small segments called “packets” so that data can be written on a
packet-by-packet basis, which means that you can write data in much the same way
as you copy data to a floppy or hard drive. Since the data can be written easily,
packet writing is proper to daily data backup. Packet writing also enables you to add
packets to a disc as long as there is free space available on the disc.
Note
• Discs need to be formatted for packet writing prior to use.
• Formatting a CD-RW disc using packet writing software reduces its storage capacity
by about 100MB since packet writing requires exclusive space for itself.
• For CD-R discs, deleting data means masking data but not actually removing data.
Therefore, actual free space in a CD-R never be increased even if data is deleted.
Audio Master Quality Recording (High quality audio writing mode)
This method enables you to record high quality data that can be played back with the
1.4 m/s linear velocity.
Note
• Audio Master Quality Recording is enabled with the 1X-, 4X-, or 8X-speed Disc-atOnce writing method.
• Maximum recording time is 63 minutes for a 650MB CD-R disc and 68 minutes for a
700MB CD-R disc.
• Audio CDs that are created with Audio Master Quality Recording may not be played
back on certain audio recorders and CD-R/RW drives.
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CD-MRW (CD Mount Rainier ReWriting)
This method is a new standard of packet writing for a CD-RW disc and supports
defect control by the drive, background formatting, and disc ejecting during
formatting. It enables you to use a CD-RW disc like a floppy disk.
Note
Formatting a CD-RW disc using CD-MRW reduces its storage capacity by about 150MB
since CD-MRW requires exclusive disc space.
Constant Linear Velocity (CLV)
The disc rotation speed is adjusted to keep the data transfer rate constant while
writing/reading data.
Constant Angular Velocity (CAV)
The data transfer rate is adjusted to keep the disc rotation speed constant while
writing/reading data. The Full CAV method employs CAV all through data writing/
reading.
Partial CAV
The CAV method is employed for inner tracks of a disc and the CLV method for
outer tracks while writing/reading data.
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Distributors and Head Offices / Vertriebs- und Hauptgeschäftsstelle
Distributeurs et sièges sociaux / Distribuidores y Casas matrices
If you have any questions, please contact the store of purchase or your nearest Yamaha dealer
listed below. Contact Yamaha Corporation Japan from outside of the listed countries.
Falls Sie weitere Fragen haben, wenden Sie sich an Ihren Fachhändler oder den örtlichen
Yamaha-Händler (eine Liste der Yamaha-Händler befindet sich am Ende dieses Handbuchs).
Aus anderen Ländern als den aufgeführten wenden Sie sich an Yamaha Corporation Japan.
Si vous avez des questions à poser, veuillez prendre contact avec le magasin où vous avez fait
l’achat de l’appareil ou un revendeur de matériel Yamaha le plus proche de votre domicile
parmi ceux énumérés ci-dessous. Prenez contact avec Yamaha Corporation Japan si vous ne
vous trouvez pas dans un des pays mentionnés:
Si tiene alguna duda, póngase en contacto con el establecimiento de adquisición o con su
representante Yamaha más cercano indicado a continuación. En caso de países no
contemplados en la lista, póngase en contacto con Yamaha Corporation Japan:
EUROPE, EASTERN EUROPE and
RUSSIA
AUSTRALIA
Yamaha Elektronik Europa GmbH
IT-Sales Division
Siemensstrasse 22-34,
D-25462 Rellingen, GERMANY
URL: http://www.yamaha-it.de/
Yamaha Music Australia Pty., Ltd.
Level 1, 99 Queensbridge Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006
AUSTRALIA
TEL: +61 3 9693 5111
FAX: +61 3 9699 2332
TEL: +80092624222
(AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FINLAND,
FRANCE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, ICELAND,
IRELAND, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG,
NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, SPAIN,
SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM)
SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, KOREA,
THAILAND, PHILIPPINES, INDIA,
VIETNAM, CAMBODIA,
MYANMAR, INDONESIA and IRAN
TEL: +80093067
(MONACO)
If you are calling from outside the countries mentioned
above, or if you can’t get through on the Yamaha tollfree number, use the following number instead:
TEL: +3214400793
U.S.A.
Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA
6660 Orangethorpe Avenue,
Buena Park, CA 90620, U.S.A.
TEL: +1 714 522 9105
FAX: +1 714 670 0108
URL: http://www.yamaha.com/
CANADA
Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
135 Milner Avenue, Scarborough,
Ontario M1S 3R1, CANADA
TEL: +1 416 298 5664
FAX: +1 416 292 0732
URL: http://www.yamaha.ca/
Yamaha Electronics Asia Pte Ltd.
138 Cecil Street
#05-02/03 Cecil Court, Singapore 069538 SINGAPORE
TEL: +65 223 3992
FAX: +65 223 9810
TAIWAN
Yamaha KHS Music Co., Ltd.
11F, No.150, Tun Hua North Rd.
Taipei,TAIWAN R.O.C.
TEL: +886 2 2713 8999
FAX: +886 2 2713 8666
URL: http://www.yamahakhs.com/
JAPAN
Yamaha Corporation
AV & IT Business Group
Overseas Sales & Marketing Division
10-1 Nakazawa-cho, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka-ken
430-8650, JAPAN
TEL: +81 53 460 3411
FAX: +81 53 467 2110
URL: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/