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in the digital world,like the real one,it helps to have extra storage space.

在就像真实世界一样的数字世界,有额外的存储空间是很有帮助的。

an external hard drive stores data separate from a computer to expand storage capacity.

移动硬盘可以在计算机外部存储数据以扩大存储容量。

it also preserves memory.

还有记忆存储功能。

so in the event that the computer drive crashes,all is not lost.

所以万一电脑崩溃了,不会丢失所有的数据。

50 years ago,external hard drives were the size of refrigerators.

50年前,移动硬盘的尺寸有冰箱那么大。



next, a robot places one of the hard-drive disks in the motor base.

接下来,机器将一个驱动磁盘放到电动机底座上。

a camera snaps a photo to send information to guide the robot so it positions the disk exactly.

然后用摄像机拍下照片给机器人引导信息来准确地放置磁盘。

another robot places a round, metal spacer at the center of the disk --again, relying on the camera''s eye for guidance.

另一个机器将圆形金属垫片放置在磁盘中心,同样是依靠摄像机捕获的信息进行引导。

it sets a second disk on top of the spacer.

然后机器把第二个磁盘放到金属垫片上。

this is a two-disk hard drive,but a drive can have several,depending on the amount of storage needed.

这是一个双磁盘的硬盘驱动器,但是一个驱动器可以有多个磁盘,这取决于所需的存储容量。

a robot locks the disks into place with a stainless-steel clamp.

然后机器用不锈钢夹子把两个磁盘固定到一起。

this next part is a plastic ramp.

接下来的组装部分是一个塑料斜面。

the ramp is a place to park the disk-drive heads when they''re not engaged in reading and writing data.

塑料斜面是磁盘驱动器头不从事读写数据的时停放它们的地方。

those tiny heads have been preassembled to one end of the head arm.

那些小磁头已经被预先装配到了磁头臂的一端。

they attach the other end of the arm to the lower voice coil in the base and then situate the second voice coil above it.

他们将磁头臂的另一端连接到底座下部的音圈上,然后将第二个音圈置于它上方。

to maintain its squeaky-clean interior,a robot inserts a thin cotton filter.

为了保持它内部的清洁,机器人放入一个很薄的棉过滤器。

this filter will capture dust particles in the event that some infiltrate the hard drive.

这个过滤器可以捕捉灰尘微粒,以防有些微粒渗入硬盘。

a robot now places a metal cover on the other side of the drive.

然后机器在磁盘驱动器的的另一面放置一个金属盖。

another robot then screws the cover to the motor base.

然后另一个机器用螺丝把金属盖子固定到电动机底座上。

with the inner workings now encased,the hard drive can be moved out of the air-filtered section of the factory.

内部组装工作现在完成了,硬盘驱动器可以被移出工厂中空气过滤区域了。



there''s another slightly different system for testing.

还有另外一个稍微不同的测试系统。

in this one, the employee places each drive on a conveyor that delivers it to a robot tester.

在这个系统中,员工将每个驱动器放在传送带上,传送给机器人测试员。

having two tester systems ensures that if one goes down,they still have another one to carry on.

拥有两套测试系统,即使其中一套系统出现问题了,他们还有另一套可以继续使用。

after all, like humans,robots are not infallible.

毕竟,和人类一样,机器人也不是万无一失的。

at the packing station now,there''s one last visual inspection.

现在镜头切到包装间,有最后一次的目测检查。

the employee scans the drive''s serial number so its production can be traced in the event of a problem later.

员工扫描驱动器的序列号,以便在以后出现问题时进行追踪。

she then seals it in plastic.

然后她将硬盘用塑料密封起来。

this hard drive is now ready to accept data and ensure that someone doesn''t totally lose it if their computer drive crashes.

这个硬盘现在已经可以容纳数据了,并确保某位用户的计算机崩溃时数据不会完全丢失。