How a Hard Drive works in Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys

Here is a previously unreleased video which was shot almost 2 years ago for our original trailer. Inside a hard drive. Plus a bit of unnecessary destruction.
Shot at 1000fps

Comments

Kenny Teague says:

Very cool video. It’s amazing how fast these things function

One thing to note, however:

https://youtu.be/3owqvmMf6No?t=15

Disk, not disc. Disk refers to a flat, round object such as the disk platters inside of the hard disk drive, a floppy disk, or a vinyl record. And, while they are disks inside the hard disk drive and they can be called disks, they’re more commonly referred to as platters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_disk_drive_platter

Disc refers to an optical media such as Compact Disc, Blu-ray Disc, etc., coined after the term optic disc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optic_disc

Andre Carvalho says:

So even if u uninstall something it will still there?

evander nilsen says:

oh no i forgot some files on that harddrive

Satyaprakash Singh says:

You killedd that hard drive…you should be in prison !

The Technical Wizard's World says:

It’s actually a 20GB Quantum Fireball Plus LM for anyone who is wondering, my Gateway E4200 has this drive

Lodzic says:

Im thirsty

SicSemperEvelloMortemTyrannis TyrannyEnder says:

Now do Hillary’s hard-drives.

Jens8502 says:

Now this is a wet drive disc.

Alonso Palazuelos says:

poor hard drive xD

ronch550 says:

Newfound respect for hard drive actuator arms.

Fluffy Waffles says:

Who build this?

Владислав Фанатов says:

You moron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Y 2110 says:

You murderers!

darelet says:

Funny enough, the CPU is not impressed with that speed… Like it has to wait for what feels like 100 CPU years..

[OCB] says:

How exactly does the controller know where on the disc each track is? It must have extremely high precision.

Shaer Alvy Aumi says:

What was the water for huh !?

Zweihander11 says:

Magnetic components are probably waterproof. Obviously not the electronic ones hehe

Astrowixa102 _ says:

Do a video on how a SSD works in slow motion!

:)

Siddhant Mishra says:

Stop at 0:54

BAYRON CASTILLO says:

on momma

lucky wolf says:

it’s so amazing that technology can move super fast

Vanessa Villanueva says:

crazy to see that

Spongebob Dude says:

RIP HDD…thanks to some dudes who have too much free time

james schwerdtfeger says:

I don’t think that’s what they meant by waterproof

Darian Vereen says:

So the read/write arm was retrieving portions of someone’s diary. Water was poured on it before I could decipher it’s contents.

Source: Trust me

sam Jonathan says:

Stupid people why you do that

Henrique Braun says:

2018

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