How many parts are inside?

Ever wondered what an opened 2.5″ hard disk drive looks like?


Now you know.

This is what happens when you trust that buying a used 60GB 2.5″ HDD will “be enough” to secure your important data.

It failed to work after a year, gave me some headache the other day (managed to recover 99,5% of my data) and has now received its final treatment.

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