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

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Fri Dec 8 00:01:12 2000

Sellam Ismail skrev:

>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?

I read a review in Amiga Format a while back on such a paste.

>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.

Apparently the actual data layer is located very near the label face of the
disc. Hence, the outer layer of the see-through face is quite thick, and you
may remove some without damaging the data. It worked quite fine in the review.

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