CD-ROM recovery software?

Brandon Stout bms at mscis.org
Wed Apr 8 12:17:40 MDT 2009


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Andrew McNabb wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 11:31:45AM -0600, Nicholas Leippe wrote:
>> I would not put a cracked CD into any drive. That's flying,
>> plastic shards waiting to happen. Especially since most drives
>> now are 32x or faster--they are spinning very fast. 52x is 10k
>> rpm, 65m/s linear velocity on the outer edge. That's a lot of
>> force for a cracked disk to have to withstand.
>
> I'm pretty sure they did this in a Mythbusters once.  I really
> think you should copy the CD before it explodes.

I rarely use my original cds since I ripped them to mp3 long ago.  I'm
getting them out to re-rip them to flac so there's no loss of
quality.  I lost the last track, but everything else was fine.
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