Hard drives explained! How they work.

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We go over a brief overview of hard drives 101!
How they work, how they die, and why they're still a popular choice for data storage.

TELL US YOUR HARD DRIVE FAILING STORIES IN THE COMMENTS!!

Editor: I have lost a hard drive. It fell off the the desk when it was plugged into my teachers computer to hand in a project. It was the only copy of the project. Never again will I be so careless with no backups and a simple drop. I did not do well on that assignment since I could not hand it in and had to redo it in an hour. LOL.

All hard drives used in this video were long dead, and also very old. Woo 60 gigabyte hard drive! So much capacity!

Other things that will kill a hard drive that we did not mention:
Static and shock,
overheating,
moving the drive while its running,
Opening it,
too much pressure.

BUT, if you avoid all these things, and minimize start up and spin off times, as well as store it in a temperature controlled, not very dusty place,
It can be an extremely viable option for long term storage.

Wanna watch more videos on hard drives?
Check out:
Ted Ed:
https://youtu.be/wteUW2sL7bc

Linus visit a hard drive repair factory:
https://youtu.be/u3lPghtUucs

Slow Mo Guys:
https://youtu.be/3owqvmMf6No
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Hard Drives
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hard drives explained, SSDs vs Hard Drives, Hard drives and storage types
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