Cracking open a Maxtor hard drive

Cracking open a Maxtor hard drive

Summary: What is inside a hard drive exactly. TechRepublic cracks one open to find out.

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  • I've always wanted to open and hard drive and take a good look at the insides. So when this old spare hard drive came along I decided to satisfy my curiosity by making a gallery for our Cracking Open series.

    The sacrificial lamb in this case is a Maxtor 10GB drive circa 1998.

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  • First to come off is the circuit board. The arrow marks the screws.

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