You know what happens when your throughput is incredibly fast? You get really really hot cables that burn through the plastic wrappings. Here is a picture of one cable that borked out at RustyBrick this morning:
Okay, I lied. As per the new required Google disclosure, I am tagging this post with a rel=hoax attribute.
In reality, the cable was laying on a baseboard heater. I guess after time, it burned its way through.