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« on: October 10, 2009, 11:51:03 PM »

In this topic there is pictures of what taking apart a Western Digital Caviar Hard Drive looks like.  All drives are built in the same fashion.  You need a security bit set to take apart a hard drive.

Drive before taking apart:

Underside of the drive before taking apart:

Casing taken off the hard drive:

Circuit board taken off the hard drive:

Digital reader and neodymium magnet assembly taken out:

Platters and platter wheel with fully disassembled drive:

All neodymium that is retrievable out of a old hard drive of this type, it will vary with the hard drive model and manufacturer but some old drives actually had a nice amount of neodymium magnets in them.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 05:01:08 AM »

Yea just pay attention to the heads of the fasteners and don't break your friends bits *cough*mitch*cough*

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