Maximize the amount of protection to the disc, while allowing the disc to remain compatible to 99% of all applicable read/write drives.
NOTE: SLOT LOAD DRIVES PRESENT THE GREATEST COMPATIBILITY CHALLENGES COMPARED TO ALL OTHER DRIVE TYPES.
When attempting to Maximize the amount of protection to a disc's data surface through the use of projections, one's greatest concern should be with the potential for incompatibility with the established base of read/write drives particularly slot-load read/write drives.
-In a slot load player/recorder if the primary projections are to tall, wide, long, to close in proximity or lack streamline characteristics, they will most likely become snagged on the dust brush orifice during the loading/ejection process.
-In a slot load player/recorder if the primary projections are to tall, wide, long, to close in proximity or lack streamline characteristics, they will most likely become snagged on the transport roller during the loading/ejection process.
-If at anytime the amount of drag that is created by side profile of the projections exceeds the maximum amount of traction the transport rollers achieve during the loading or ejection processes the disc will become jammed in the player.
NOTE: The disc player depicts a disc using a primary and secondary bump configuration, where the primary Aero-Bump™ is small enough in size and height to allow for normal loading/ejecting in a slot load player/recorder (the most difficult drive to accommodate). The bump configuration depicted in the drawing uses a large enough primary Aero-Bump™ to provide adequate protection to the recording surface while preserving a 99% percent compatibility rating to established base of read/write drives (Tray, Slot, Carousel & Cartridge).