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Hard Drive Platters

Hard Drive Platters
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What Are Hard Drive Platters?

A hard drive platter is essentially a disc made from aluminium or glass and ceramic substrate.  During the manufacturing process of the disc, a thin coating of various metallic alloys is deposited on the surface of the disc by a process called magnetic sputtering. A cobalt-based  magnetic media layer is deposited on top of the alloy coating and a carbon-based overcoat is deposited as the top layer this layer acts as the recording medai for the data.

Inside the hard drive and positioned on top of the platter are the  hard drive heads. The hard drive heads move radially over the surface of the disc platters and performs the read or write operations. It is imperative that the quality of finish is smooth, durable and perfect.

In order to perform a "platter transplant" or "head swap" it is necessary to use an ISO-14644 certified clean room to prevent dust / particle contamination which could lead to further damage of the platter surface and loss of data.



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