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Step 2: Dismantle..

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Take the Hard Drive apart...
 
shinji2465 years ago
This is disappointing as I was expecting to see the actual hard drive being used and converted, however it still makes for a cool looking flash drive :D

thanks for the tut!
If you want to see that, take a look here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002
bštrkalj3 years ago
if you open hard drive air will destroy him ,inside is vacum :)
gmgfarrand (author)  bštrkalj3 years ago
Negative, that information is INCORRECT.
DUST will kill your drive.
We do data recovery on the platters, and we do it on earth, not in a vacuum. ;)
hye i was learned that if u  expose a gard drive to air it wil be dameged! how did u open it and then it worked?
If you open a hard drive outside of a class three clean room, you'll get dust in it, which will cause it to wear out faster. It will still work just fine for quite a while usually though. Opening them up and replacing parts is one method for recovering data off of failing drives.
the drive is already dead
as long as you don't touch the disks, the drive will be just fine. whoever told you about the air damaging the drive if opened simply didn't want you to do it, or forgotten to mention dust particles in the air. have a good one.
dog digger4 years ago
At this step, SAVE THE MAGNETS. THEY ARE EXPENSIVE AND POWERFUL. Save them. they are also very cool and very strong.
Koil_16 years ago
Granted this can be kind of a pain where you sit if you don't have a small enough Torx driver...
my dad just used a saw to turn the torx screws into flat blade screws