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>> Re: Are magnets bad for PC’s?

The hard drive for sure, it’s a magnetic medium, so there’s a strong chance you could corrupt lots of data.

But as Plug said, stick a fridge magnet on the outside no problem. Stick a powerful speaker magnet, or electro magnet near PC components, and you’ll be ordering new parts before you can say magnetic field. Peaceful

Mar 26, 2009,
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>> Re: Are magnets bad for PC’s?

Well you never say. Just the other day I was swapping out a 2.5″ hdd from my laptop, a screw accidentally felt off from my hand and landed on the the hdd. Guess what, the screw got “suck” onto a spot near a corner of the hdd. I totally freaked out, I was like WTF, the hdd is magnetized?! Is my data ok? LOL

I search around and found the articles below. Guess what hdds are magnetized, the magnets are used for the read head and motor assembly. A small hdd like one I have is already have magnets strong enough to pull objects from an inch way,
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outside the hdd case! Not to mention some of the older hdds. The whole “don’t put magnet near your hard drive” is a myth, only very strong magnet will do harm to it, ’cause there is already one sitting right there next to the platters!!

Want free rare earth magnets? Got a dead hard drive? You’re in business.

What, you might be wondering,
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are super strong magnets doing inside a magnetic storage device? You’re meant to keep magnets away from your drives, aren’t you?