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Hard disk vivisection - close up | by jpstanley
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Hard disk vivisection - close up

Long exposure shows motion of the read/write head on an operating hard drive.

 

It's a 100 megabyte drive--yes, MB, not GB--manufactured in 1991. And it still works after this ordeal!

 

Hmm. The reflection of the wall trim and the power cord detract from the photo. Maybe I'll have to torture this poor drive again later on.

 

UPDATE: The drive, alas, didn't work when I tried to do this again. So I found another old drive to torture.

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Taken on December 20, 2005