From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Wed 11 Sep 2002 - 14:26:12 IST
On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 11:38:50AM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> >Even worse idea. CD ROM drives are the one component I replace more often
> >than mice (closely followed by keyboards). They also tend to fail at
> WTF are you doing to them! Are you a smoker or something?
> I've only once had a CDROM drive fail on me, and it was dodgy from day
> one (bought two of them, 50% failure rate out of the box, the working
> one degraded then failed minutes after the warranty had expired). I
> still have and use the 4x Mitsumi I got 8 years ago in my first OEM PC.
As I seem to have started this I'll throw in my oar :-) because now that I
think of it, I've seen at least as many failing CD drives as disk drives.
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