CDRInfo has put up one of the first reviews online of the Sanyo CRD-BP2. This recorder is the first device that uses the Burnproof technology. With this technology it is impossible to run in to buffer under-runs during writing.
A little part of the 6 pages review:
Overall Sanyo CRD-BP2 seems a fantastic drive. Not only it supports 12x writing but also includes BURN-Proof technology to eliminate Buffer underruns. As you might already have read, the technology works OK in almost all cases. It can really help you working onto your PC’s as usual and at the same time write CDs even at 12x and all this without a single worriness.
So, are all features of this drive are OK? The drive misses the ability to overburn and the MMC RAW feature. Also, the drive’s Data and DAE performance are not so great. Further it has problems reading not-so-perfectly written Data and Audio CDs. Possibly, these bad points will be corrected with future firmware updates. Remember this drive isn’t released yet, so further tuning is possible and will be surely available at the production units.
Even without these features, most CDR-W users which buy a BURN-Proof capable drive will love it and will never deal again with buffer underruns. Lacie already announced a BURN-Proof capable drive starting selling it in US during March 2000.