Is there any advantage in upgrading from a CDR-HD1000 to a CDR-HD1500, other than the bigger hard drive in the CDR-HD1500? One annoying feature of the CDR-HD1000 is that the mininum length of a track is 4 seconds. It is not possible to create a track that is shorter than 4 seconds by dividing a track or by partial erase. This means that if there is a 2 or 3 second gap at the start of a track, you can not remove it. You can only remove a gap which is longer than 4 seconds. Anybody with a CDR-HD1500 know if this is still the case with this model as well? My CDR-HD1000 developed a fault with the CD drive - would not burn onto any Audio CDs. Yamaha are quoting £300.00 for the repair. In fact they went ahead and replaced the CD drive when my dealer had specifically requested an estimate first. I have not paid the £300.00 yet, but I am considering buying the CDR-HD1500 instead.