What type of metal is used in hard drives?

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asked May 8, 2018 in Hardware by riplstripe (380 points)
What type of metal is used in hard drives?

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answered May 10, 2018 by Larry S (25,980 points)
The casing for a hard drive is made from aluminum while the hard disk itself "the circular disk platter" is usually made from steel or even sometimes aluminum as well.

Some hard disks such as in laptops are made from glass or even a substrate of ceramic.

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