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Get Educated on Hard Disk Drives in this Video

Today we may be all about solid state flash memory for our storage needs, but there's a high chance that the majority of our data still resides on magnetic-based disk drives.

In fact, we've relied on hard disk drives and its magnetic genius to store our data for decades. Without storage, our computing experiences would be meaningless, like going through life unable to remember what you experienced just a second ago.

Bill Hammock, the "EngineerGuy", has created a new video in his YouTube series, and this one explains just how hard disk drives work. They're quite amazing pieces of engineering, even in today's world where SSDs are the new bleeding edge storage medium.

Check it out below:

  • alhanelem
    pretty good video, and very informative too.

    I learned a few new things from it as well
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  • memadmax
    Mr Fusion
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    greghomeYes...........But does it run at 1.21 jiggowatts ?If we get a flux capacitor maybe it might need that :lol:
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  • JOSHSKORN
    We need a HDD that runs at ludicrous speed!!
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  • thebigt42
    Cool BUT NEWS????
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  • g00ey
    I found some detailed data on 15 000 rpm drives using 2.5" platters,
    according to

    3.6*(15000/60)*2*pi*(2.5*2.54/2)/100/1.609

    their speed is up to 111 mph or 180 km/h.
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  • dark_lord69
    greghomeYes...........But does it run at 1.21 jiggowatts ?You know that referance to Jiggowatts in that movie was supposed to be Gigawatts but they didn't know how to pronounce it. It's not some special unit of electricity its the Giga abrevation (same as gigabits or gigabytes) they just didn't pronounce correctly.
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  • bogcotton
    dark_lord69You know that referance to Jiggowatts in that movie was supposed to be Gigawatts but they didn't know how to pronounce it. It's not some special unit of electricity its the Giga abrevation (same as gigabits or gigabytes) they just didn't pronounce correctly.
    Pretty sure that's the joke...
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  • fayzaan
    dark_lord69You know that referance to Jiggowatts in that movie was supposed to be Gigawatts but they didn't know how to pronounce it. It's not some special unit of electricity its the Giga abrevation (same as gigabits or gigabytes) they just didn't pronounce correctly.
    lies! its jiggyjiggywatts!
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  • sliem
    *chuckles
    No it's giggitygiggitywatts
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