The hard-drives used in artworks are usualy from mainframes, 8086, 286, 386, 486 machines to the Pentium one. There are some hard-drives from the seventies with strong artistic attitude. It came out that new drives are less useful in the artistic creation regarding the fact that parts inside are lot more smaller because of their technical improvement. Maybe more interesting is to say that the hard-drive technology has gone through the “Technology Evolution”. What has been changed mechanically during the “Evolution”? These magnetic discs where the information is magnetically stored are always the same shapes, but the read-write heads are different from the generation to generation. In my first models they are used as legs because of their legged-shape and this technology is very rare to find today. First model with this kind of legs was the futuristic Dinosaur powered with solar cells. The next generation was more like a male-form magnetic head, which is used in my Art as a male person. After that, are coming the female-shaped magnetic heads and they are used as female persons in my Art. They have been further minimized and such a “female hard-drives” is to find in every computer of the new generation. Where the “Technology Evolution” of hard-drives goes next?
Maybe “ Modern Computer Archeology” will be one day recognized, because there is enough to be researched by other tech gurus.