End Search Sony recorders do not automatically record new
audio segments at the logical end of the medium. To ensure a recording
is placed at the end, the END SEARCH button must be pressed before
beginning a recording. Failure to do so can cause previously recorded
material to be overwritten, depending upon the last audio segment accessed.
A petition was made asking Sony to Drop End Search. They replied politely in July 2000,
and the MZ-R900, Sony's latest portable MD recorder, has the option to
automate the End Search function. Thank You Sony!