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  • A high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a read-write mechanism plus one or more hard disks, inside a sealed unit. Also called hard disk drive
  • A hard disk drive (hard disk, hard drive, HDD) is a non-volatile storage device for digital data. It features one or more rotating rigid platters on a motor-driven spindle within a metal case. Data is encoded magnetically by read/write heads that float on a cushion of air above the platters.
  • disk drive: computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
  • Hard Drive is the debut album from York rock band The Sorry Kisses, which was released on April 28, 2008. The album has been created as an outlet for Hayley Hutchinson's louder songs, which contrast with her usual acoustic style.
  • Denoting a player capable of playing in several different positions in a sport
  • a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  • Useful, esp. through being able to perform several functions
  • Functional rather than attractive
  • utility(a): used of beef; usable but inferior
  • the quality of being of practical use
  • the act of putting something in working order again
  • a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
  • Fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault)
  • Make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it
  • Put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation)
  • restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
  • Without cost or payment
  • loose: without restraint; "cows in India are running loose"
  • grant freedom to; free from confinement
  • able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint; "free enterprise"; "a free port"; "a free country"; "I have an hour free"; "free will"; "free of racism"; "feel free to stay as long as you wish"; "a free choice"
  • With the sheets eased

Old Hard Drive... circa 1982 (1)
Old Hard Drive... circa 1982 (1)
This old fellow is the first hard drive I took apart... I think it came from a Hewlett Packard ES about 24 years ago. It was a 20 meg Seagate, as I remember, and I still keep it around because it's easier to just show people what the knocking sound in their hard drives is... I'm going to polish off the coating (brownish) with the dremel and keep it around. If anything, it's an interesting paperweight - though pretty large compared to modern hard drives which can hold at least 5120 times more data in about half as much physical space. But the basic workings of the hard drive are the same...
Hard Drive (1/365)
Hard Drive (1/365)
So, I got bored tonight and decided it would be a great idea do disassemble a hard drive and take pictures of the pretty insides. I also decided I wanted to try a 365 challenge, but we'll see how long that lasts. A week maybe? Looking at this image, I see it would be much stronger if it was stacked... I really need to learn to do that! I also need to work on my flash technique. Hopefully starting a 365 challenge like this will help me not only practice, but get more creative.

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