Computer Hard Drive Teardown [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 8th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/8/11
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