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  1. Joined : Dec 2013
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       28 Jul 2015 #151

    I had one that didn't spin down when I pressed the eject button on the drive. It briefly flew around the room like a Frisbee. It bounced off the wall and ended up on the floor. It didn't break but it was so scratched it became a coaster.


    IMHO, flash drives a re a lot more reliable than optical disks. I've got 24 plus thumb drives kicking around and only ever had one die. I've had a few optical disks that were unreadable just because of a finger print or spot of dust. Scratch one and t all over for any data on it, and trust me, they are easy to scratch, even if your careful handling them. Dropping a thumb drive isn't going to hurt it. Unless its into a bucket of water or out of a window.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
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       28 Jul 2015 #152

    Creative CD drives with turbo button, seen couple of them with disks blown up in them, plastic fragments with silver lining, pretty sight. And all those silver flakes inside .....
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
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       28 Jul 2015 #153

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Okaaaay.... Just imagining the noise gave me goose bumps up my spine. Thanks. Now I'm gonna have nightmares tonight.
    I thought I was paranoid worrying about a paper stick on label coming unglued while spinning. Never heard of a DVD going pop in a drive before. Learn something new every day.

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       28 Jul 2015 #154

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    I thought I was paranoid worrying about a paper stick on label coming unglued while spinning. Never heard of a DVD going pop in a drive before. Learn something new every day.

    Never heard it, let me try to explain: Vrrrrrr, click click, buzzzzzz, swish, pop, crackle, grind ....... ouch !!!
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
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       28 Jul 2015 #155

    countmike said: View Post
    never heard it, let me try to explain: Vrrrrrr, click click, buzzzzzz, swish, pop, crackle, grind ....... Ouch !!!
    after
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  6. Joined : Jul 2014
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       28 Jul 2015 #156

    Cliff S said: View Post
    after
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    That's already 1000 words (one picture).
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
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       28 Jul 2015 #157

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I had one that didn't spin down when I pressed the eject button on the drive. It briefly flew around the room like a Frisbee. It bounced off the wall and ended up on the floor. It didn't break but it was so scratched it became a coaster.


    IMHO, flash drives a re a lot more reliable than optical disks. I've got 24 plus thumb drives kicking around and only ever had one die. I've had a few optical disks that were unreadable just because of a finger print or spot of dust. Scratch one and t all over for any data on it, and trust me, they are easy to scratch, even if your careful handling them. Dropping a thumb drive isn't going to hurt it. Unless its into a bucket of water or out of a window.

    That's not always the case. I got the user manual in a flash drive with my Zero Motorcycle and it was RAW. Wow, for the price, I would have taken a good old DVD. Never had one fail here. CD failed, but not DVD yet, neither Blu-rays
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
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       28 Jul 2015 #158

    CountMike said: View Post
    That's already 1000 words (one picture).
    So I take it "1000" is the answer to the equation if this is the after-math?
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  9. Joined : Jul 2014
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       28 Jul 2015 #159

    Original, high volume CDs and DVDs are stamped, printed in the factory and are much more durable than home burned ones. Blank disks burned normally have different, organic matter based substrate and are subject to damage by heat and strong light and will deteriorate with time. I have hundreds of home made CDs and DVDs stashed for at least 10 years and recently used some to back them up on HDD. Some of them, about one in four or five was difficult or impossible to read. On the other hand, collection of music CDs I brought from Canada in early '90s are still going strong, those were factory printed. All worn out from use and scratched but still work like first day.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
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       28 Jul 2015 #160

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    So I take it "1000" is the answer to the equation if this is the after-math?
    Going by the saying that one picture is worth thousand words. So, thousand pictures would make a good sized novel by that math.
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