CD-ROM recovery software?

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at
Wed Apr 8 11:57:22 MDT 2009

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.

Andrew McNabb
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