metal ??????

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wv hillbilly, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    what type of metal is used in the disk of the hard drive of a computer
  2. Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2011

    "The platters are the actual disks inside the drive that store the magnetized data. Traditionally platters are made of a light aluminum alloy and coated with a magnetizable material such as a ferrite compound that is applied in liquid form and spun evenly across the platter or thin metal film plating that is applied to the platter through electroplating, the same way that chrome is produced. Newer technology uses glass and/or ceramic platters because they can be made thinner and also because they are more efficient at resisting heat."

  3. Sig Willy

    Sig Willy Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    I believe they are aluminum with coated metallic substance.

    EDIT: whoops... too late. :D
  4. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    i thought maybe they was silver since a magnet wouldn't stick:D
  5. Curtis R

    Curtis R New Member

    Jan 25, 2012
    they have started making some out of ceramic with a mettalic coating
  6. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Try a rare earth magnet on your hard drive:eek::D
  7. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    The new laptops have solid state drives. Just like your flash drive. My new one has this. Very fast boot up.
  8. Slabsides

    Slabsides Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Mine is full of Sepultura, Crowbar, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Slayer to name a few.:cool:
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