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| Posted: Aug 16, 2005 10:54 am

- Anatomy of a FDD/HDD/CD-ROM

The folks over at Hardware Secrets have gone back to old-school basics as they anatomize the inner-workings of a floppy disk drive. They've also recently done the same with a hard disk drive, and an optical drive too. Quite interesting and well constructed articles if you've often wondered how the physically moving components in your system work (bar your fans of course!)

 


We know that floppy disks are being replaced by USB memories and memory cards, but after disassembling a hard disk drive and an optical disk drive, we couldn't help ourselves from publishing a tutorial showing how a floppy disk drive looks like from inside.

 

On PC floppy disk drives had five generations: 360 KB (5 ¼"), 1.2 MB (5 ¼"), 720 KB (3 ½"), 1.44 MB (3 ½") and 2.88 MB (3 ½"). In this tutorial we will disassemble the most used model, which is the one available even today: the 1.44 MB 3 ½" model.

 


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Choosing an MP3 Player and Apple's Mousy Turnaround @ DesignTechnica
- NZXT Nemesis Elite Edition ATX PC Case @ Futurelooks
- Dual-core-capable Pentium platforms compared @ Tech Report
- Bose SoundDock Digital Music System for Apple iPod @ The TechZone
- ThermalRock Mystic desktop computer case @ A1-Electronics
- Archos Gmini XS 100 MP3 Player @ CooltechZone
- Microsoft Media Center Edition Keyboard @ CooltechZone
- John Bruno of ATI - Fish and chips? Oh yes @ Hexus
- Evesham Quest Roma MT 37 Turion notebook @ Trusted Reviews

 

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