Serious CD-ROM drive malfunctions



I have an Afreey 45x CD-ROM. After rebooting my computer, and windows loading, the drive started spinning as normal trying to read the disc. Well, the CD-R in the drive was shattered. It blew the entire face plate off of the drive and disc pieces were everywhere. Has anyone else experienced this with a drive made by this manufacturer. Luckily I wasn't looking at the drive, or leaning toward the tower. The disc that was destroyed had over 6 years worth of progs, docs, etc... I'm not a happy camper...

Any information would be greatly appreciated.