Yenya's World

Thu, 12 Jul 2007

Dissecting a Hard Drive

In order to teach Iva something about computers (and, of course, out of my own curiosity), I brought a broken IBM 180 GB HDD home, and we have tried to dismantle it.

There was almost no surprise for me. The inner space of the drive was pretty simple and cleanly designed. Even the screws were almost uniform, with only two types of head used (Torx-10 and Torx-15). The interesting parts were the following:

Our future project is to get an older drive and compare how the technology has advanced over the years.

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