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Offline Amiduffer

Question about hard drives
« on: December 21, 2011, 08:23:14 PM »
I was given a couple of PC's with dead IDE hard drives. To pass the time, I dismantled one of them and found a little compartment covered with paper in the head of the chassis that held teensy-tiny glass spheres. Does anyone know what the purpose of them is?
Amiga 3000D UP and running! Hear that clicking. 8)
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Offline Zac67

Re: Question about hard drives
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 09:16:40 PM »
It's probably silica gel used as desiccant.
 

Offline Amiduffer

Re: Question about hard drives
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 11:21:02 PM »
I guess so. 8)

I was surprised to see some dust on the platters.
Amiga 3000D UP and running! Hear that clicking. 8)
Amiga 3000D & 4000D in storage sadly.