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they aren't unsafe to keep around magnets?

 

Nope, one time I spilled a box of magnets into my computer while I was working on it. I feared that I screwed everything up, but nothing happened, and OCC assured me that only monitors get damaged from weak magnets. I almost shat myself when it fell in though, lol.

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Not the weak little ones you find in laptops and on fridges. Throw it next to a ridiculously powerful neodymium magnet and then you'll see some problems.

Even then you won't. It takes a pretty powerful electromagnet to actually damage or erase a hard drive.

 

I wouldn't recommend sitting bigass neodymium magnets next to your hard drive but technically it won't do anything to them. :P

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Not entirely true. I imagine the magnets would be attracted to the metal in the hard drive. Get a big enough magnet and it'll crush that sucker :P

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Not entirely true. I imagine the magnets would be attracted to the metal in the hard drive. Get a big enough magnet and it'll crush that sucker :P

:lol: That's cheating. :P

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What you really need to do is place a hard drive up on its side on a flat surface. Then you take two large magnets and place them a couple inches away from each side of the hard drive. Then you slowly move them closer until the attraction kicks in. Carnage ensues.

 

I'm going to try that some day. :P

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What you really need to do is place a hard drive up on its side on a flat surface. Then you take two large magnets and place them a couple inches away from each side of the hard drive. Then you slowly move them closer until the attraction kicks in. Carnage ensues.

 

I'm going to try that some day. :P

I would try it while the drive is connected and everything but...

Old IDE drive: YES!

Long IDE cable: YES!

Two large magnets: NO...

:(

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I would try it while the drive is connected and everything but...

Old IDE drive: YES!

Long IDE cable: YES!

Two large magnets: NO...

:(

I have a large collection of the magnets of old dead harddrives I've had but I doubt they'd be able to reach each other through the drive

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It's because you're not using strong enough magnets

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I'm thinking two giant spheres like this are more appropriate for what we're trying to accomplish:

 

magnetfull6.jpg

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Moral of the story : Don't stack spheric MacBooks on hard drives.

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Moral of the story : Don't stack spheric MacBooks on hard drives.

 

LOL.

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