posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 10:27 PM
reply to post by VoidHawk
I have been in the computer industry a long time. This can, and does happen occasionally. I have seen it with my own eyes, more than once. No foul
play. Not a defective drive, etc. I attribute it to occasional defects in manufacturing and pressing. I'm sure there are other causes as well.
edit on 9/11/2013 by Klassified because: (no reason given)
But as op stated, this was a very old drive, running probably a a few hundred rpm, and for a cd/dvd that really is well within safe limits.
If a disc were to break due to centrifugal forces, it would break at the weakest point, and the moment that happened the drive would simply jam. For a
disc to shatter and spray particles with a force strong enough to smash the door off is rather unlikely.
I've been in the computer game since 1981, and I've never ever seen anything like that happen. And as I mentioned above, they had to spin a drive up
to 23000 rpm!! before it would shatter. Now compare that with a few hundred rpm from a win 95 machine!
Sorry, but the motto here is deny ignorance, and I do. There is no way a win95 machine could EVER shatter a cd, unless as i stated in my earlier post,
there was fowl play.