Is it safe to continue on like this?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gunthian, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. gunthian macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2003
    So I'm using Toast 8 on my Macbook to try and recover this video DVD, which I must say was not badly damaged at all - I could get about 2.6 out of 2.9 GB of data just copying in the finder. Well it went 59% before hitting any errors. Seven days later, it was at 79%. It's now at 81% creeping along at a rate of 1-2% a day.

    So I've been running my MacBook optical drive in data recovery mode constantly for a week, with the prospect of a weeks more or even longer if I wanted to recover this DVD. THis is absolutely ridiculously slow. Is it likely that I will permanently damage my optical drive by running it so long? Should I abort?
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    i think it's safe but if i was you, i would stop, try to clean the dvd and try to rip it again using MacTheRipper, maybe it'll work better than toast. good luck.:D
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    ...And make sure the area your Mac is inis well ventilated so you avoid heat damage. :)

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