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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 ??????????????????

  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


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

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