CD Drives

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    What exactly limits a CD drive from being faster than 52X, for read or for burn? I've never seen a drive faster than this, and it seems like if there wasn't a limit, then there would be faster drives.
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    i think thats its more of a physical limit, like 'if it spins faster than this itll explode into tiny shards and light on fire'

    i read that there were issues with it keeping balanced at that speed.
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    Originally posted by the Wookie
    i think thats its more of a physical limit, like 'if it spins faster than this itll explode into tiny shards and light on fight'

    i read that there were issues with it keeping balanced at that speed.
    Sounds like fun... I may have to try that sometime.
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    lol.. I doubt 52x is enough centripetal force to rip perspex or whatever a cd is apart.. isnt the physical limit something to do with the speed chemical reactions occur when burning?
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    Originally posted by Panopticon
    lol.. I doubt 52x is enough centripetal force to rip perspex or whatever a cd is apart.. isnt the physical limit something to do with the speed chemical reactions occur when burning?
    No, because that limit is on CD-ROMs, as well as CD burners. It's because the velocity of the outside of the CD becomes just too much.
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    and here i am in the stone age with my 10x burner

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    6xrc4xrw here
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    24x10x40

    u can get a 52x burner for 50 bucks

    http://www.store.yahoo.com/pclink/ac48cd.html

    im bout to ebay mine to buy it hehe

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    yeah... in AMERICAN dollars.
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    lol, hey, i only know my own what can i say!

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    >>u can get a 52x burner for 50 bucks<<

    That's quite expensive. I bought my 52x for 18. That must be about $25. That was brand new and almost a year ago.

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    how bout i send u 30 bucks and u send me a 52x burner? : )

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    Originally posted by Panopticon
    lol.. I doubt 52x is enough centripetal force to rip perspex or whatever a cd is apart.. isnt the physical limit something to do with the speed chemical reactions occur when burning?
    well not really ripping it apart. i meant at those speeds it looses balance, since its only on a tiny nipple

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    >>how bout i send u 30 bucks and u send me a 52x burner? : )<<

    Doh!!!!! That will teach be to skim read stuff and then reply, nice one. It'a a reader, not a writer, my burner cost me..........drum roll.............a little over 50 bucks.

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    lmao oops haha

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