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Computer Hard Drive Teardown [Video]

Curious how your hard drive actually works? Check out this teardown video by Engineer Guy, Bill Hammack.

In the above video Bill Hammack, the guy behind the Engineer Guy videos, tears down a hard drive. Not only do you get to see what’s going on inside the hard drive but the accompanying graphics and narration give a great introduction to the concept of magnetic hard drives.

Computer Hard Drive Teardown [Engineer Guy via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/8/11

Comments (8)

  1. Michael Sammels

    That was pretty cool! Would have been nice if you could have seen the hard drive working, slow motion and close up.

  2. Triyono

    aha xd

  3. indianacarnie

    Interesting. Thank you for posting.

  4. Vaidya

    Like it very much. Noted the website for future reference.

  5. Dick

    You post great and interesting stuff on your site. I am an old man who loves the cleverness of younger folks.

  6. Ivydapple

    Man, that’s so fascinating…hard drives have always been so neat to me. Thanks for posting this, it was really incredible.

  7. Malik Asjid Ali

    its nice to understand……..

  8. Gregory

    Thanx!!! can u help us with other more computer science tutorials

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