Working hard drive innards recorded at 1000fps, a thing of beauty

By Julio Franco
Jun 18, 2012
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  1. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +27

    Did no-one read Doctor John's post above - I'm sure he's right, and what he said covers ALL these scenarii, so we can all stop arguing! ;)
  2. Make no mistake, electrons in a conductor move fast, about 0.5% the speed of light. What they don't do is consistently and coherently move in the same direction very quickly. They bounce around and scatter so much that their net motion is very small, around the 1 meter per hour figure quote above.
  3. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +27

    Absolutely, so the average velocity of a bunch of electrons can approach zero, but the individuals are zooming and bouncing off each other & atoms in the conductor (which is why cables get warm!). Nice one, Guest (y)
  4. valentyn0

    valentyn0 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Probably a defective one, have a samsung myself (hdtune reports 1100 days in function, that means somwhere around 3 years and smth always ON) and still this model was a Spinpoint.
  5. Old video...sigh
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    My god, why did we start allowing guest comments. Waste of my time.
  7. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    That's what you get for opening old threads...(sigh);)

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