re:CD Architech and Yamaha CRW-8424S

Rednroll wrote on 9/18/2000, 6:14 PM
I have this same drive and it was in the top 2 drives for SF
to post an updated driver, at least that's what their tech
support told me. Unforntunately after all this waiting
they've decided to discontinued CD Architect instead of
having to keep updating drivers. Here's my work around that
seems to work with only 1 bug to be concerned about. Go
under the options menu and goto the "Select Drive" Menu item
and click the "Advanced" button. For Drive Type Use the
"Yamaha CDR400" for Scsi Host select Your Adaptec 2940 and
then select "Yamaha CRW8424S 1.0j" for the SCSI CD-R. This
will allow you to burn up to 8X speed like you should be
able to, I recommend 4X, it seems to give me the best
results without clients coming back to me saying their CD's
aren't playing correctly on their home systems. The only
bug I found was when the end of one Track ID is butted up to
the beginning of the next Track ID the Yamaha drive has
trouble writing this information and you will not be able to
skip to the start of the track ID Track ID. So the work
around is to make sure there is a little gap between Track
ID ends and Track ID starts. I actually think this is a
problem with the Yamaha Drive itself, rather than SF. I
found this out by using my other system and burning a CD
using my Ricoh MP6201S drive and CD Architect. The CD had
ID's butted up to each other and the CD was fine. I then
took the CD and created CD images on both hard drives of my
2 systems and then used CdrWin which has a supported driver
for the 8424S and burned 2 copies using Cdrwin on both
systems. (ie one with the Ricoh drive and one with the
Yamaha Drive.) The copy with the Ricoh drive was flawless,
the copy with the Yamaha drive would not skip to the track
where the IDs were butted up to each other. I contacted
Yamaha and let them know of this problem, they pointed their
finger at SF to make sure they had an updated driver, even
after I explained how I used Cdrwin on 2 systems with a
Ricoh drive and their drive by creating a CD image file.
So good luck, there's my experience.


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