Slider – The Dark Rectangular Component
It is a photo of the severely damaged slider. Slider – the dark rectangular component never actually touches the surface of a hard drive platter. It flies above them. Using a microscope, we can see that the edge of the slider is polished, which was caused by a sudden jolt of a hard drive after dropping a laptop. The read/write heads crashed onto the surface. The polished and slightly whitened area also means that the platter has visible circular scratches on it.