Valentina Vuksic’s project, Harddisko, has taken useless, defective hard disks and turned them into something beautiful — some sort of hard drive music machine if you will. For Harddisko, Valentina Vuksic attached microphones to the heads of decased, defective hard drives.
When hard drives power up, they conduct initialization tests that involve the heads moving in a specific pattern. These moving heads are what create the noise that Harddisko calls music.
Now the cool part? Because each hard drive has a different manufacturer, model, or firmware, each hard drive produces a different tune! Rock on Velentina.
If you check out the Harddisko site, you can listen to music and view more pictures.
Hard Drive Noise Mixer [Gizmodo]