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Drive Assembly 2

Inside Western Digital: How Tomorrow's Storage Gets Made
Drive Assembly 2

Because the read/write head and arm assembly is so precise and delicate, it’s handled by an automated robotic machine (left image). In the right image, you can see the special screwdriver used by the assembly techs. The screwdriver uses a precise amount of torque and is  immune from dropping screws. I so want one of these for my garage.

Note: truth be told, we photographed this sequence backwards, starting with an assembled drive and then stripping it down. If you want to see some of the process in action, check out this clip.


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