…Hard drives are complex devices?

If you’ve ever wondered what’s going on inside your hard drive as it’s spinning and clicking away, serving up your illegal MP3s and whatever else your computer gets used for, this video should take a little bit of the mystery away from the silver box. Done with an old hard drive (aka, probably not a good idea to try this with that brand new 500GB behemoth you just bought), a few simple actions such as cutting and pasting and deleting a folder are performed, giving you a pretty good idea of the speed these things are working at. It’s impressive how quickly and accurately a hard drive does its thing, and definitely something I’ve wanted to see for some time now.

[Via: MAKE: Blog]