In response to our Hard Drive Movements post a few days ago, Joshua Marius decided to show us everything that goes on inside of a hard drive when the lid is removed. Video (bonus clip included) after the jump.
A typical hard disk drive design consists of a spindle which holds one or more flat circular disks called platters, onto which the data is recorded. The platters are made from a non-magnetic material, usually glass or aluminum, and are coated with a thin layer of magnetic material
Fun with an old hard drive. Took the platters out of many hard drives and put them into one drive. Spin it up to speed and give it a nudge, then watch the fun