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Yamaha Successfully Tests Iwill(R) Adapters For CD-RW Drives

- SCSI And Ultra SCSI Cards Provide Support for Up to 7 Devices -

BUENA PARK, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Yamaha Corporation of America announces the inclusion of SCSI and Ultra SCSI controller cards from Iwill®, an industry-leading manufacturer of SCSI and IDE RAID motherboards and adapters, in its list of recommended SCSI interface controller models for Yamaha's newly-launched family of CRW8824 CD-RW recorders. Two models, the SIDE®2930C and SIDE®2930U+ host adapters, offer users the ultimate in performance and connectivity for their computer systems and peripherals such as HDD, CD-R, CD-RW and scanners. "Iwill controller cards have proven themselves by meeting Yamaha's stringent quality and performance standards," states Allen H. Gharapetian, product & marketing manager, Consumer Products Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "The inclusion of such fast and dependable components in our list of recommended hardware accessories for our high speed CD-RW recorders is an indication of the product quality and performance delivered by Iwill's SCSI adapters."

The SIDE®2930C and SIDE®2930U+ provide SuperSCSI device protocol for easy, user-friendly installation, and ensure fast, error-free system setup as well as configuration diagnostics. Both units are compatible with Mac and IBM PC platforms, and utilize a PCI interface. Additionally, both units can connect up to 7 devices-including multiple CD-RW drives-and include internal and external connectors.

The SIDE®2930C provides up to 10 MB/sec data transfer rate, and can connect to any non-bootable SCSI device. Equipped with Plug & Play, the unit also contains an active Poly Switch fuse. The SIDE®2930U+ provides up to 20 MB/sec data transfer rate, and contains auto-termination for Plug & Play installation.

"We are delighted to be working with Yamaha, a proven leader in SCSI CD-RW drives," says Adam Chou, general manager, Iwill USA. "We encourage consumers to take full advantage of this affordable solution, and experience the power of SCSI technology."

Yamaha's new family of CRW8824 CD-RW-the first and only CD-RW recorders with both 8x write and rewrite speeds-includes the Ultra SCSI (SCSI-3) external CRW8824SXZ, the ATAPI (E-IDE) CRW8824EZ and CRW8824SZ, and the external CRW8824FXZ, which utilizes IEEE 1394 FireWire(TM) technology.

The CRW8824 Series CD-RW recorders are available to resellers through a variety of major computer distributors, and to consumers through mail order catalogs, Internet resellers and major computer retailers. In the United States, the retail versions are available directly from and only through Yamaha's Consumer Products Division and include a software bundle which features Adaptec class leading Easy CD Creator(TM), Direct CD(TM) and Toast(TM), Adobe's ActiveShare(TM), PageMill(TM), Photo Deluxe Business Edition(TM), MusicMatch(TM) JukeBox(TM), plus the Neato(TM) CD Labeler Kit.

For Iwill product information, contact Iwill USA Corporation, 9004 Research Drive, Irvine, CA 92618; telephone (949) 753-5488; Press contact: Todd R. Burch, [email protected].

For product and sales information, contact Yamaha's Consumer Products Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620;; telephone (714) 522-9011; fax (714) 228-3913. Press contact: Giles Communications LLC, telephone (914) 422-3800, x132.

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA), based in Buena Park, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha. YCA's Consumer Products Division markets and sells Yamaha-branded computer peripherals and music products. Products include: CD-ReWritable Recorders, Computer Speakers, Headphones, and other fine music products.

About Iwill

Iwill Corporation is a worldwide designer and manufacturer of mid-to-high end motherboards and I/O cards that support nearly all computer peripherals. Iwill SCSI Motherboards use powerful I/O integrated circuits and are designed for power users who require high-end CAD/CAM, heavy Multimedia and Server applications. Iwill products are fully compatible with Windows 2000, 98, 95, Windows NT, Novell NetWare, as well as a variety of Linux and UNIX operating systems. Iwill has branch offices all over the world, including Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. For more information about Iwill, please call 1-800-950-8999 or visit

SOURCE: Yamaha Corporation of America

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