I purchased one of the fancy Yamaha CDRW-F1E drives in an external firewire case at the end of 2002 from OWC. I've actually been using it quite a lot - burning runs of 50-100 CDs almost every other month since I bought it. Lately, the drive has begun producing write errors, and this morning Toast announced that it couldn't produce a CD copy due to a hardware malfunction, some sort of tracking problem. I doubt these are signs of a problem with my Firewire bus, since other Firewire devices seem to be working fine. So, given its heavy use, the kinds of burning errors I seem to be getting, and its age, have I reached the end of life on my Yamaha? To quote Dr. McCoy, "He's dead Jim." Is it time to get a new one, or could there be another cause for these errors?