I was just watching an episode of the show mythbusters that I taped. They were investigating a story of a guy who claimed a CD had exploded in his drive, and destroyed the drive. Sounded a little far fetched I thought. They brought in the facts- a standard 52x drive can spin a disc up to 30,000RPM with the outer edge spinning at 474Mph. Whoa! So they subjected a series of discs to torture- sun, chemicals, rough treatment and one in the microwave. They tried each in the 52x drive spun them up to max and nothing. They then realised the drive wasnt getting max velocity, so they built a simulator using a router that spun at 30,000RPM. Bingo roughly teated discs started explosively shattering. They took a brand new untouched disc and spun the router up to higher speeds, no matter what at over 30,000RPM the discs would shatter, showing that 52x was pretty much it as far as speeds will go for drives. The funny thing was when they put the drives case over the simulator it devastated it. They also created a replica of human skin and flesh in which shrapnel from the disc embedded up to two inches.
Has anyone had a strange killer computer experience they wish to share?