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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:06 pm 
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This is the macro shot for this weeks assignment in the 4-week class I am taking.

I took apart an old hard drive, positioned a round makeup mirror/light set on medium to the right of the hard drive and put the camera on the tripod.

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Let me know what you think.

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Nice shot Mitch - as you'll see in my Canon 40D and Nikon D300 videos I'm a fan of photographing hard disks too! It's amazing what goes into them and the tolerance at which the heads float above the platters... It'll almost be a shame when we all go solid state in a few years!


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Thanks Gordon.

It really is amazing to think that these platters spin at anywhere from 5400-10000 RPM and that the reading head is able to float above and not touch anything. And that we are all guilty of not always being gentle :oops: with our laptops and computers and these drives keep spinning.

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Hi Mitchel
Is this one of those ceramic type ?


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David,

No...just an old Maxtor drive I had laying around.

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