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Yamaha CD Recordable/Rewritable Drive CRW-F1 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3 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 –...
  • Page 5 OWNER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 6: Safety Precautions

    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.
  • Page 7 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.
  • Page 8 • 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.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    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...
  • Page 10: Features Of The Crw-f1 Drive

    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.
  • Page 11: Names And Functions Of Parts

    Names and Functions of Parts Front Panel Disc tray Holds the disc. It is opened or closed by pressing the eject button. (P. 27) Manual eject hole Forcibly opens the disc tray when the tray cannot be opened by pressing the eject button.
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    Names and Functions of Parts Rear Panel 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) ANALOG AUDIO OUT Connects to the sound card in the computer using an audio cable.
  • Page 13: Precautions On Use

    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...
  • Page 14: Compatible Discs

    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 12 cm, 8 cm Card-type disc 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.
  • Page 15 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.
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17: System Requirements

    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 •...
  • Page 18: Preparing The Crw-f1 Drive

    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.
  • Page 19: Decide The Installation Method

    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.
  • Page 20 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 CRW- F1 drive. (P. 12 – 14) 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.
  • Page 21 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) IDE cable (primary) Example 2: As a secondary master (For replacing the existing drive with the CRW-F1 drive) Hard drive (master) IDE cable (primary) For the best performance of the CRW-F1 drive, connecting the drive as the...
  • Page 22 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. •...
  • Page 23 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.
  • Page 24: Set The Jumper Switch

    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.
  • Page 25 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...
  • Page 26: Install The Crw-f1 Drive

    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. 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.
  • Page 27 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.
  • Page 28 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.
  • Page 29 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.
  • Page 30 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.
  • Page 31 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. Bottom 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.
  • Page 32: Check Recognition Of The Crw-f1 Drive

    Note System If the to Classic View If there is “YAMAHA CRW-F1E” should be shown when the CRW-F1 drive has been recognized properly. Control Panel icon is not shown in the on the left side of the window. to the left of DVD/CD-ROM drives, click LED blinks blue, then turns off.
  • Page 33 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 Select Start on the taskbar, then Settings, Control Panel, System, and Device Manager tab.
  • Page 34 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 In the Device Manager dialog box (P. 24), select YAMAHA CRW-F1E Properties and then Settings tab. Check “DMA.”...
  • Page 35: Install Cd Writing Software

    Recommended DMA settings (transfer mode settings) Operating System Windows XP/ 2000 Professional Windows 95/98/ 98 Second Edition/Me 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.
  • Page 36: Loading/ejecting A Disc

    Loading/Ejecting a Disc Prior to the operation, check that the computer is turned on. Open the disc tray by pressing the eject button. Press the eject button 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.
  • Page 37 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. Prepare a thin pin-like object, such as a straightened paper clip.
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    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).
  • Page 39 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).
  • Page 40 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).
  • Page 41 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).
  • Page 42 Troubleshooting Start “Windows Media Player.” In the menu bar, select Tools, Options, Devices tab, CD-RW Drive, and Properties. Select “Analog” in the “Playback” item. For Windows Me Follow step 1 and 2 on page 32, and uncheck “Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device.”...
  • Page 43 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).
  • Page 44 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. Select My Computer, YAMAHA CRW-F1 drive icon (Right-click), and Properties. Note Generally, “CD-RW Drive” is displayed at the side of the icon. The display may vary depending on the computer environment.
  • Page 45: Firmware

    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.
  • Page 46: Crw-f1 Drive Specifications

    CRW-F1 Drive Specifications Supported Formats CD-DA CD TEXT CD-ROM Mixed Mode CD-ROM (CD-ROM+CD-DA) CD-ROM XA Photo CD Video CD CD-i CD EXTRA CD-MRW includes multisession proper disc required proper application software required proper application software may be required depending on the format Writing Methods Writing/Reading Speed...
  • Page 47 Data Transfer Rate (Mode 1) Interface Burst Transfer Rate Data Buffer Size Average Access Time Sector Size Installing Style Disc Loading Type Audio Out Power Consumption Power Supply Operating Environment Dimensions Weight 150KB/s (1X) to 6,600KB/s (44X) Enhanced IDE (E-IDE) /ATAPI 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)
  • Page 48 CRW-F1 Drive Specifications Safety/EMC Compliance The CRW-F1 drive conforms to the following specifications. Country/ Region Category Safety Canada Safety Safety Australia New Zealand Taiwan Japan Note that the specifications of the CRW-F1 drive are subject to change without notice due to improvements. Compliance Specifications Item Standard...
  • Page 49: Technical Notes

    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.
  • Page 50 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.
  • Page 51 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.
  • Page 53 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.

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