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Assembly Line

Inside Western Digital: How Tomorrow's Storage Gets Made
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Assembly Line

As you might expect, this is a view in miniature of the armada of assemblers WD employs in Malaysia and Thailand. The goal of this crew is to make enough drives to represent a statistically significant number of units within any given new drive design. There are nine assembly stations down this line. The rest of the room is filled with additional desk stations filled with various types of test equipment.

For those who have never seen how a hard drive goes together, we thought the following set of shots might be interesting.

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