How a Hard Drive Works

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Here's a 6 minute video which shows how a hard drive works to store 0's and 1's. There's a big version for in-class projection or whatever, and there's a smaller version below.

The video file hard-drive.webm (you can download it if you like) is encoded in WebM which is free and open video standard supported by Firefox and Chrome out of the box.

Here's the smaller version hard-drive-small.webm:

How a hard drive works:

These videos are released under the CC Attribution Sharealike 3.0 license