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Do not push - Laptop HDD Answered

Has anyone ever seen the little sticker on a laptop hard disk drive that says Do Not Push?

Guess why?

The platter is made of glass?!?!?! (I figured this out by being my normal "Do the opposite of what the sticker says" self)

Wanna see?

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Sandisk1duo

9 years ago

i took apart a laptop hdd, the platter was made of metal

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thermoelectricSandisk1duo

Reply 9 years ago

Oh, your HDD was probably newer, Mine was out of an old IBM one, The laptop was about 1 inch high with the lid closed.

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thermoelectricSandisk1duo

Reply 9 years ago

Well, It was an old laptop so they didn't have really small parts back then. Well, It is "portable" It just needs to be next to a powerpoint (It's still easier than carrying around a desktop..

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NachoMahma

9 years ago

> my normal "Do the opposite of what the sticker says" self . ROFL I have the same "problem."

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thermoelectricLabot2001

Reply 9 years ago

Lol, Atleast I know it isn't just me that does that But really, Glass platters?!?!

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NachoMahmathermoelectric

Reply 9 years ago

. It makes sense when you consider that they are easy to make (interesting how they do it, but I don't have a link handy), glass is cheap, ... and the fact that HDDs can only handle limited Gs due to the heads, anyway. They gave you a warning! ;)