Yamaha has been in the CD-RW business for over 7 years, starting with the introduction of their CDR100PC in 1994. This SCSI-2 recorder boasted 4X write and read speeds, 500 ms access times and a 512 KB buffer.
Over the years, Yamaha has earned a reputation as a solid manufacturer of CD-RW recorders with nearly 30 models released in those 7 years. The CRW2200E represents Yamaha's current apex of CD-RW development: 20X burn speeds yielding 3 MB/sec writes. Read on as we compare the CRW2200E not only to Yamaha's previous-generation 16X burner, but to 20X competition from Ricoh and the cream of the 16X crop.