World's Crappiest Drives (was Re: A&J Microdrive)

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Dec 7 10:47:53 2000

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, John Foust wrote:

> Hmm. And how much plastic has to be scratched off before the foil is
> exposed, and how wide of a scratch on either Al or Au will blow
> away data, given the ECC? If a CD gets scratched, oxidation
> won't happen for a while. Will I notice the scratch before
> it's too late? Am I mistreating archival CDs in the first place?

Speaking of a witch, what's that method I heard about a long time ago
whereby you can sand out the scratches on a music CD to make it not skip
anymore? Something about using a real fine abrasive element?

Is this possible? One of my favourite CDs skips terribly on one track and
it really pisses me off, especially when I'm supposed to be mellowing out.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 10:47:53 GMT

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