What does the inside of a computer hard drive look like?

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Below is a picture of the inside of a laptop and desktop computer hard drive.

Inside a computer hard disk drive

As can be seen in the above picture, the main six components of a desktop hard disk drive are the head actuator, read/write actuator arm, read/write head, spindle, chassis and platter.

Additional information

  • See the hard drive definition for further information and related links.