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Monday, 5 February 2018

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):


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