Have you ever wondered how does your hard drive looks like on the inside? While it is never a good idea to open up a perfectly good working hard drive, if you happen to have one which you plan on throwing away, go ahead and open it up. That way I can walk you through every single component that you’ll find inside. After this, you’ll have a better understanding of what your hard drive works, what it does and when it does its job. This post will also provide you with insights on various failures that can take place within a hard drive.
First off, I want to point out that although there are many different types of hard drives available in the market, most of the modern ones consist of similar components. There are some with slight variations depending on the brand and model respectively.