Yamaha stops making CD-R/RW products

I just posted the article Yamaha stops making CD-R/RW products.

Tucats used our news submit to tell us “Perhaps this is a good thing, cause they have not been replying to customer support requests for some time now.”

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/9129-Yamaha-stops-making-CD-R_RW-products.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/9129-Yamaha-stops-making-CD-R_RW-products.html)

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Again? So they must mean it this time eh?

never really seemed like they made much effort in the marketplace over here in Canada

Does this have anything do to with the induce act?

The USA site is still open as if they are still producibg CDRW, although they have not done so in a while … http://www.yamahamultimedia.com/yec/idx_cdrw.asp They were supposed to sell DVD writers - but they never did.

Too bad. I have a 4x Yamaha CDRW that is about 7 years old and still going strong. They knew how to make a good burner. ::

As they say - it’s not ‘how old it is’ but what you have done with it :slight_smile: How many burns has the laser goen through.

i had the 4416. the only burner that after 3 months got laser over. what a crap

When it’s time to leave, it’s time… See you around Yamaha Bikes! :slight_smile:

I’ve the last drive from them, the F1 and they already gave up this market about 2 years ago (at least in Europe, as far I understand), besides after that they still produced a firmware update. If you see their site, this firmware date can give you an idea about how long ago they said to leave this market, saying that prices fall made it impossible to produce quality drives.:S

Yamaha got out of the optical storage market years ago. I’m surprised that they continued to support their products for as long as they did.

mmh my first and my last burners where Yamaha - awesome products. First a 2x SCSI - still working (lying in the cellar) and still using a F1-S - these lil SCSI adaptors are pretty cool:g