Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Out with the old...

We are finally getting rid of our old Dell desktop computer that has been sitting in a basket in our spare room since we got the new Dell desktop over a year ago.  I didn't really know how to dispose of it, since I had never wiped the hard drive and didn't want our information to be retrievable by some creepy trash digger.  Today Steve decided to dismantle it himself, and I have been watching with fascination.

 Here is a few pictures of the hard drive, crazy to think all the information is passed along those tiny circuits!

Here it is without the circuit board, a 60g hard drive

Pretty amazing stuff!  I love finding out how things I use everyday actually work.  I had no idea what a hard drive looked like before this.  Well, I guess it is true, you do learn new things everyday :)

1 comment:

  1. Great - you posted a picture of the circuit board and the hard drive. Who knows what info someone's downloaded off the picture already? Like, that set of hands I could see...

    LOL - isn't it fun to deconstruct stuff?