Leonard,

I can't guarantee that a fix is imminent. Yamaha would be the people to ask
this one.

If Yamaha does release an update to the firmware of the Yamaha 6416 CD-RW
drive, rest assured Eric or I will tell the list shortly thereafter.

We are still hopeful of a fix for this problem, and do not consider the
removal of the 6416 from our supported devices list a "final" gesture by any
means.

Regards,

Matthew Tevenan
Technical Support Specialist
Dantz Development Corporation
925.253.3050 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

> From: Leonard Bergson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 21:21:11 -0500
> To: retro-talk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: QUERY: CD-RW Yamaha S6416 mechanism problems??
> 
> Regarding the Yamaha 6416 CD-RW - I also have one of these. And, yes, I'm
> having troubles as well. I can see that it is revision number 1.0c. The
> question is: do I get a new CD-RW or is a real fix imminent?
> 
> 
> ___________________
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> 
>> From: Matthew Tevenan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 08:06:18 -0800
>> To: retro-talk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Subject: Re: QUERY: CD-RW Yamaha S6416 mechanism problems??
>> 
>> Greg,
>> 
>> Dantz has verified that there is a bug in the firmware of the Yamaha 6416
>> CD-RW drive. While we have notified Yamaha of this bug, until we are
>> apprised of a solution to this problem, we can no longer officially support
>> backup to the Yamaha 6416 CD-RW drive with Retrospect or Retrospect Express.
>> 
>> The bug will cause the drive to intermittently return error 100 (illegal
>> command) when used with Retrospect on slower Macintosh and PC models. We
>> have some suggestions to try to work around this problem: use a faster
>> backup computer if there is one available, or try to increase the data rate
>> by disabling software compression and minimizing external activity during
>> backup. In Windows, you can also try disabling auto-insert notification.
>> 
>> Though Retrospect will recognize and load a driver for this device, you may
>> see the error when backing up to this drive on your computer. The only
>> computers I have not seen this error occur on are Power Mac G3s and G4s or
>> very fast Pentiums, though even these fast machines are not guaranteed to
>> work correctly with the drive.
>> 
>> Please call us directly if you have any further questions.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Matthew Tevenan
>> Technical Support Specialist
>> Dantz Development Corporation
>> 925.253.3050 
>> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> 
>>> From: "Greg Jewett" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>> Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 06:42:06 -0800
>>> To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>>> Subject: QUERY: CD-RW Yamaha S6416 mechanism problems??
>>> 
>>> Can anyone let me know why Yamaha S6416 mechanism would not be recommended?
>>> 
>>> I just purchased recently a Yamaha S6416 drive for my Macintosh.  To
>>> date, I have no problems with the drive, with the exception of a
>>> ISO9660 burn that failed to verify, but burned just fine.
>>> 
>>> What problems has the list heard about that drive, or experienced?  I
>>> would be very interested!  :/
>>> 
>>> ...Greg
>>> 
>>>>> Be very careful.  I have an APS drive that doesn't work well with
>>>> Retrospect
>>>>> at all.  Avoid Yamaha S6416 mechanisms, which APS has used in the past.
>>>>> Be
>>>>> sure to check the list of qualified drive mechanisms on the Dantz web
>>>>> site.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Phil Geller
>>>>> WorkingMacs
>>>>> 
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