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To: C210N
what part of the hard drive is that "rare earth" magnet? I've pulled a hard drive apart to show my kids how the platters spin and how the bearings allow the disc to rotate.

great for science projects.

43 posted on 03/21/2008 8:39:26 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: Dick Vomer
what part of the hard drive is that "rare earth" magnet?

I did this in the days of full height drives, and I'm not sure that they are still used in the smaller drives of today. Thus, I don't exactly remember... but they were various shapes from different drives, an inch or two in length/height and perhaps 1/2" thick. Not sure how they were used exactly, which would be a clue to where in the drive you'd find them... but its gotta be near the stepping motor for the heads. I suspect they've been replaced in today's drives with electromagnets.

60 posted on 03/22/2008 2:56:42 AM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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