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Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:17 PM
Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:38 PM
Platters are typically made using an aluminum or glass and ceramic substrate. In disk manufacturing, a thin coating is deposited on both sides of the substrate, mostly by a vacuum deposition process called magnetron sputtering.
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Posted 07 October 2014 - 10:47 PM
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Posted 08 October 2014 - 01:03 AM
If you have an IBM drive, chances are the platter will be constructed of glass. They shatter if twisted/bent
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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:26 PM
I've never seen any glass platters. I've resurrected hundreds in a clean room and not seen anything but aluminum with a silcone coating and the magnetic medium suspended in the coating. Really good at keeping birds and vermin out of the yard when hung in the sunlight.
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