To TM: Do you know of any drives that aren’t the F1, or Premium I/II? I found a few Premiums on ebay, but I don’t know if they can be trusted. There were actually a lot of them on ebay stores for $30-50. But I’d rather have a modern drive that can burn comparable results to the F1/Premium.[/QUOTE]
There are not a lot “modern” CD burners anymore. The only modern CD burner I know is the Premium II.
The Premium is also a good CD burner, but I prefer the Premium II. The results are a little bit better IMO. If you find a used Premium in good ondition (not too much burns) you’ll have a reliable drive.
The good point of the Premium / Premium II and Yamaha CRW-F1 is all this burners are capable to make 1x or at least 2x burns to have results with very low jitter. The Premium II and the CRW-F1 is AMQR capable, butat least the results of the Premium II are great without AMQR. You can see it in the legendary Compare thread of the Premium and Premium II.