^^^ I seem to recall BTC CDROMS ejecting discs still spinning. This year I got a P166 with a 10x BTC CDROM and yeah, I recalled correctly.
Excellent driver software package though, I've been using it for 20+ years on all my retro builds (same diskette, too!)
Haha that reminds me, I had a couple of drives do that, one may have indeed been the same brand. The worst culprit though was an old DVD-ROM drive where pressing eject was nerve-wracking, if you were lucky it wouldn't fly out spinning towards you. Always reminded me of that movie Dark Angel/I Come in Peace. 🤣
LOOOL actually, this particular BTC that I had in the 90s spat out my friend's disc (Heroes of Might and Magic II - I still have the disc) and scratched it in such a way that it would not work in his computer but would in mine. I offered to swap CDROMS (he had a 2x, mine was 16x, I think the reasons for the no-go on the swap was that he had his 2X driven right off a Mitsumi interface on a sound card and had no IDE channels left) but no, I had to get a replacement CD. I got to keep the old disc though, and I still use it 😉 I went through a relapse of HOMM a couple years ago with that game.
The drive is also very noisy and vibrated quite a bit - I remember distinctly teenager me pressing the eject button (perhaps one too many High Sierra DOS errors) furiously and yeah, it ejected the CD-R alright - during a full spin cycle the tray opened, disc fully spinning above the tray (IIRC 20 years ago), on an eccentric orbit, then one edge finally touched the tray and WHOOSH - the disc flew across the room and shattered against a wall.
BTC CDROM, thank you for the memories.
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