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The parking mechanism is a very simple, yet effective mechanism :
The parking mechanism in action :
The heads in normal use (unparked) :
The parking mechanism (note the small iron piece - this will ensure that the lever stays in position) :
After removing the cover, we now can see the Hard Drive in its naked glory.
All modern Hard Drives are operated via a voice coil. Older hard drives used a stepper motor.
Why a voice coil instead of a stepper motor?
WARNING - DO NOT OPEN ANY WORKING HARD DRIVES WITHOUT A CLEAN-ROOM ENVIRONMENT.
YOU MAY DESTROY YOUR WORKING HARD DRIVE IF YOU OPEN IT WITHOUT THE PROPER EQUIPMENT IN A PROPER CLEAN-ROOM FACILITY!!!
Having said that, let us proceed.
During the course of my career I have opened many hard drives, just to see what these look like, and of course!!! To get the magnets!!!
Voice-coil magnets are extremely strong, and is just the thing needed to
From Atic dark to Cellar dank, in Caverns deep and swampland rank. The garden green spawms hideous life, the outhouse treasure leads to strife Awake...awake...and find the key! For only then wilt thou be free!
The third remake to be covered, is Atic Atac, a nice shoot-'em-up game.
In Atic Atac you have to recover three pieces of a key, in order to escape the mansion.
It do sound easy, but it is not.
At the start of the game, you
Had a little shufty at Hobbes, the OS/2 software archive, and was surprised to see that people still develop for an supposedly dead Operating System.
I then did a little nitpicking on virtualizers and OS/2, and discovered that OS/2 used the full instruction set of the Intel CPU's, which meant that it is very difficult to virtualize
According to Wikipedia :
OS/2 has historically been more difficult to run in a virtual machine than most other