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Subject: Re: UKNM: CD Business Cards
From: Robb Masters
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 12:58:25 +0100

On Tuesday, May 30, 2000, John Enser <JXEatolswang [dot] com> wrote:
>In terms of problems, anecdotally I have heard that they do not work very
>well in tower systems as they tend to fall out of the slot in a vertical
>drive - but I have no first hand evidence that that is the

Sounds like a desktop tipped on its end rather than a tower... Surely most
CDs would fall out of that? (Yes, I know some desktops are designed to allow
this, but for all those I've seen you have to rotate the drives through 90
degrees as well so that they're still horizontal).

But they do cause problems with the vacuum drives like on some new Macs -
they go in in, they don't play, they don't come out. We had a iMac with an
incapacitated CD drive for a fair while after a rigorous testing cycle.

By the way the molded ones with the raised rims are *allegedly* more
reliable than the punched ones with four pins, which are *apparently* more
susceptible to cracking. Plus, *I have been told* that the 40MB versions use
the equivalent of the run out groove to get extra data on, so can't be
guaranteed to work in as many drives as smaller ones (28MB and under).


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