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Old 8th October, 2006, 02:56 PM
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Old 8th October, 2006, 05:33 PM
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I had no idea that the heads moved so quickly. Thanks for posting this, danrok!
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Old 18th October, 2006, 08:59 PM
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That is pretty cool. Tried a window in one a while back. Like a 8 GB or something ....Lasted for a few months and died. Clean is the rule. I am sure I got dust in it.
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Old 18th October, 2006, 09:27 PM
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The heads on the drive are incredibly close to the surface of the disk. It is just the high speed spinning action and a thin layer of air particles, which get drawn under the heads, that keeps it above the surface.

Even if there is one particle of dust in there, it will eventually get snagged on the heads.

You can get away with opening a drive to repair it. Should hold out long enough to recover the data, if you're lucky.
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That is pretty cool. Tried a window in one a while back. Like a 8 GB or something ....Lasted for a few months and died. Clean is the rule. I am sure I got dust in it.
I've opened many a drive without problems; I've got two here that have been running now for a little over 2 years with no ill effects. The trick is to only open them when they are spinning; the air cusion created above the raplidly spinning disk will serve to spin dust and such away before it can get caught by the head. Of course, if you drop a screw or something in there, you are pretty well done.

Now, if you let 'em spin down without the cover on the drive, you are asking for problems.
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I knew, but never realized how "mechanical" Hard drives remain! It's incredible that anyone can build such devices and have them operate at the speeds and tolerances they do!
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whooo, hardcore hard drive action

Now we know why it "crackles" during deletion of a folder, it's the head hitting the 'limiting barrier'. That is pretty cool. You can also see that it moves the magnetic bits (data is just microscopic magnetic bits on the disk surface) to the outside edge (the landing zone) during deletion and moves them back in during copy and paste/creation.
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Another video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlzxoqDbzQw

Looks like it all went wrong there!
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