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Dremel User Allegedly Proves CD-ROM Speed Limit

October 12, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Removable Media, Storage

Dremel User Allegedly Proves CD-ROM Speed Limit

My only experience with a fast-spinning CD threatening to cause damage was when I repeatedly pushed the eject button of a (CD-only, this was at least 7 years ago) optical drive that seemed unwilling to spit out my media. Then suddenly for some reason, the tray extended, and before I knew it, the CD—still spinning at top speed—actually flew upwards! I swear this anecdote is true!
In any case, a recent experiment theorizes that spinning a CD way faster than 56 times a second (or 56x, I assume) carries its own set of dangers. According to the experimenter, going above that …read more


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