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Heads

Let’s now take a look at the heads. The floppy disk drive has two heads, one for each side of the floppy disk. They are stuck together in a set, so they both move together.

Floppy Disk Drive HeadFigure 7: Heads set.

Floppy Disk Drive HeadFigure 8: A closer look at the heads.

We removed one of the heads, as you can see in Figure 9.

Floppy Disk Drive HeadFigure 9: A floppy disk drive head.

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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.