Musings of a Fondue

Teardown Hard Drive

Original Date: April 28, 2014

Taking a look inside a laptop hard drive.

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The hard drive,
Hard drive (top)

Bottom,
Laptop hard drive

Bottom case removed to reveal main PCB,
Bottom case removed

Bottom case removed

PCB separated from mechanical component,
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“Hidden” screw on top case,
"Hidden" screw

Top case removed,
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Driver head,
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Video of how it likely works,
Hard drive

For more epic teardowns, where they actually explain what you are looking at and how it works, checkout awesome YouTube channels like EEVBlog and Mike’s Electric Stuff. They take apart and sometimes repair epic things like flight recorders, defibrillators, X-Ray machines, POS pin pads, photocopiers, and phonebooths.

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