The CRW8824EZ offers 140 ms average access time and a 4 MB buffer memory to write a 650 MB CD in 9 minutes. It is also the first CD-RW recorder to use Yamaha's PurePhase Laser System, which eliminates the glare and reflections created on the surface of the disc while burning a CD, according to the company. It also uses flash ROM to allow upgrades via Yamaha's Web site.
The internal EIDE model is available now for $249.95. It includes Mac and Windows software titles, including Adaptec Easy CD Creator, Direct CD and Toast; Adobe ActiveShare, PageMill, Photo Deluxe Business Edition; MusicMatch Jukebox; and the Neato CD Labeler Kit. For more information, visit http://www.yamaha.com.
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