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NOT for CD Collectors
on January 15, 2013
"The FastWipe may leave fine scratches on the surface of the disc. This will not affect the performance of the disc" (statement on the back of FastWipe packaging).
I use these for DVD rentals.
For CD cleaning, I use Phoenix and microfiber cloths/100% cotton handkerchiefs.
Any CD/DVD-care product that tells you not to wipe in a circular pattern is a suspect product, in my opinion. If the product does not in any way mar the surface of the disc, it shouldn't matter how you wipe.
The reason you're supposed to wipe a CD/DVD from center to edge in a straight line is that, should you create a scratch, the CD/DVD laser has little trouble correcting for a single blip. CD/DVD lasers, like the cartridge needle of a turntable, read discs in a circular pattern, but from inside out (unlike the needle of a cartridge, which reads from the outer edge of a record toward the center). If you wipe in a circular pattern and you create a scratch, the laser may not be able to correct for the extended misreading the scratch could create.