I bought one recently, it was either this drive or a faster TDK 48x rewriter, I think it was the "T@2ing" feature that closed the deal (I upgraded from a Plextor 121032). All of the reviews that I've read were correct, the "T2@ing" feature is quite depenedent on the type of media used (not all CDr's show off this feature that well, it's a matter of trial and error with your media.
Seek times are somewhat long, but I don't use this as a reader so that point is moot.
In order to take advantage of the faster rewriting speeds you are going to have to find the faster media, unfortunately, I'm stuck to 2x rewriting.
I'm glad that Yamaha decided to include burning software other than Easy CD Creator, namely Nero.
The drive is quiet and fast, and the blue/purple LED is cool.
Yep, Check Specs.... I have one.. have had one for 4 months... Fantastic Burner.. Fast, Efficient, Great speed... as for the tatooing feature... its fantasic for serial numbers, xp cd keys.... things you wouldnt want to loose... just great...
LOL i even put a cd cover on the back of a cd (tatooed it) and called it an art project! (for my friend) he got an A!!! LOL
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS