Watch a hard drive operate with the cover off, running a program created to move the head in interesting patterns.

Want to hear the same sound effects coming from your very own hard drive?  Download the program that ran during the video (source code included). 

System requirements:

This program doesn't overwrite any data, but it does exercise your drive with torturous seek operations.  I assume no responsibility if it causes your drive to fail.  And, naturally, if you decide to open up your drive and look at it go, you're very likely to kill it.  Don't say I didn't warn you.

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Long exposure shows motion of the read/write head assembly

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