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Old 3rd August, 2004, 12:35 AM
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actually, i have seen a real 72x cd drive.
if i remember correctly, its box said that the drive used 3 lasers to read off of the disk, enabling more data to be read, while the disk itself spins slower.

btw, a 1-laser 52x drive spins its cds at 30,000rpm, even at this speed, some low quality cds will shatter.

btw2: has anyone ever seen the discoverychannel series "Myth-Busters" concerning this topic?

as for the dvd drives, you can go above 16x for them, its just that since all cd drives are still based on ATA33, you cant transfer faster than 33 megabytes/sec while using this interface. 16x almost reaches the limit of this interface, about 24megabytes/sec.
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