Watch a hard drive operate with the
cover off, running a program created to move the head in
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).
Pentium-class machine running DOS (tested with MS-DOS 6.0; your
mileage may vary) with no disk cache software running
A noisy old hard drive, preferably at least 8 years old (modern
hard drives are far too quiet to be interesting)
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.