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Dissecting a Quamtum 4Gb Bigfoot hard drive - pt3

by The_Librarian on 01-05-2012 at 05:39 PM
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) :

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Dissecting a Quamtum 4Gb Bigfoot hard drive - pt2

by The_Librarian on 01-05-2012 at 05:35 PM
After removing the cover, we now can see the Hard Drive in its naked glory.



Quite impressive

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?

A stepper

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Dissecting a Quamtum 4Gb Bigfoot hard drive - pt1

by The_Librarian on 01-05-2012 at 05:34 PM
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

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Uncapped. What to do, and what not to do.

by The_Librarian on 31-03-2010 at 08:29 PM
The recent incident where users of Afrihost's uncapped offerings moaned about being capped, refers.

First, I view the download of 1Tb of data as abuse of the system, nothing else. You can whitewash it, you can gloss it over, but a download of 1Tb is just too much, and this have a negative impact on honest, regular users.

Being a packrat gains nothing - you download files which you probably won't be using, or look at.

Now...

In my opinion,

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Remakes - Part 3 - Atic Atac

by The_Librarian on 23-03-2010 at 11:15 AM
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

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