A Different Disk Drive Teardown
There's a lot of disk drive tear-downs and disassembly videos on YouTube, but I have done another one. This one is different in that I have used some of my tools to tear the drive apart to a greater depth than I have seen elsewhere. I've decapped ICs, chopped the PCB up and chopped into bearings. There were some surprises too.
The first video is here:
There's currently seven parts, some more may come along afterwards.
Part 2 (PCB Disassembly):
Part 3 (PCB Layers and a transistor):
Part 4:(The Tu Device)
Part 5 (Smooth Dillon and LSI Chips):
Part 6 (Flash Chips):
Part 7(The Heads and chip):