ejecting a disk in space

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  1. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    just found this short vid on an old Mac portable.

    It has one of those motorized floppy disk drives that eject the disk automatically when dragged into the trash. remember them??

    here's what happens in zero gravity!!

    mac portable disk eject


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  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    That's pretty cool. I'd love to see what would happen with a slot loading CD drive!
     
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    My iMac G5 has been known to shoot out the CDs several inches. It would be scary in space.:p
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Wow, that was awesome.

    Although I'd fear using my Zip750 drive in zero-G--that thing hacks disks out like nobody's business. You could hurt yourself if there was no gravity pulling the thing downward.
     
  6. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Well macs are... uh... out of this world...
    :D

    (sorry) :eek:

    My dad's old black plastic G3 Powerbook spitting out a PC card SD reader in space. Yes, it does fire it across the table already. Now THAT... ...would be amusing. ;)
     
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    I think it depends on if there's the dust protection fuzz stuff on the drive or not. I don't think it would go very far from my PB. But I wonder, if you used a tray-loading drive, would you have to use those little tabs that some drives have on the tray? would you be screwed without them?
     
  9. FullmetalZ26 macrumors regular

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    I think the tabs are there to keep the disc from falling out while closing the tray if the tray is vertical, so maybe they'd help a bit in space. Not that I have the means to test this...
     
  10. aussie_geek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeh- it is pretty cool!! thought it was appropriate for today with the shuttle launch!!

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    Haha, that's great! Yeah, I remember those older Macs shooting out the discs pretty fast...
     
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    wow, you werent kidding about it being in space...
     
  14. aussie_geek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks!!

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