CD-R/W technology has reached it"s dawn. The shift from CD-R technology to DVD recordables is easily seen around the industry, as software and hardware vendors re-focus to a new technology. Old school high profile brands like Yamaha and Plextor are facing the tough competition for newer brands like LiteOn and many others. It takes an extra effort to differ your product from the mainstream and to be able to provide customers added value required to get a sale. Yamaha attempted to differ but financially itâ€™s attempts failed, and it now is the first major CD-R technology manufacturer that has ceased their production. Yamaha was one of the frontline brands in CD-R technology. Along with Plextor, I have the highest respect for Yamaha CD-R products. They have been in the industry for a long time, delivering consistent high quality, but still their latest F1 product line was something that nobody could expect. Yamaha managed to pack their drive with features unseen before.First press releases of DiscTattoo and AudioMaster raised great anticipation. Now the F1 isn"t totally fresh anymore and it has already been reviewed by many parties. There fore we made this kind of a usage test
-report of the drive performance after some mileage.