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Old 03-03-2004, 12:59 PM
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Well, considering that the data floats above a metal platter, if you stick a magnet over it, it'* gonna screw something up.
They're shielded a bit, This was on Dans Data a week or two ago. The biggest problem isn't data scrambling, it'* the heads being violently pushed into the disks.
Or the actuators grinding the wrong way against the platters.
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My Car subwoofers didn't hurt my laptop the one time it somehow made it there. Otherwise it'* ALWAYS behind the drivers seat.
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Even if it doesn't hurt it, and it is shielded, I wouldn't take chances.
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