Yamaha today announced that its external CRW-F1 line of CD-RW drives are now shipping. The CRW-F1 series offers 44x write and 24x re-write speeds, 8MB of buffer memory, and the company’s new DiscT@2 Laser Labeling System, which burns graphics and text directly onto CD-R discs. The USB 2.0 CRW-F1ZUX (US$229.99) is shipping now. The dual interface, FireWire and USB 2.0 CRW-F1ZDX ($279.99 ) will ship the first week of September. The external SCSI CRW-F1ZSX ($329.99) will ship the second week of September.