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How a Hard Drive Works in Slow Motion [Video]

This short video lets you have a good luck at a hard drive in slow motion as the actuator arm moves across the disk and then water is added to the equation as well…

How a Hard Drive works in Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys [via BoingBoing]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 06/19/12

Comments (5)

  1. Steve-O-Rama

    When they said to “clean your hard drive,” I’m not sure this is what was meant….

    Cool vid though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. KLAUS

    WELL, IS IT A LIE OR NOT ??????????????????
    WHAT ABOUT IMMERSION?

  3. Scotjack

    Waterproof! You had me believing for a minute there! A good chuckle to start the morning.
    What’s next? A bullet-proof monitor?

  4. Arfer

    cool vid thats one way too clean off virus

  5. 4G Reaper

    @KLAUS,

    Liquid immersion usually involves distilled water or liquid nitrogen, the particles in tap water are what causes problems.

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