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Old 08-28-06, 12:09 AM
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OK to put external hard drive next to speakers?

OK, I just bought an external hard drive and there is no place to put it on my desk except right next to my computer speaker. Is there a problem with doing this, like it was for putting speakers next to TV's? Not sure if the speaker magnets will erase my data eventually! Thx
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I don't think there would be a problem. There's metal all around the magnetic platters.

And aren't computer speakers somewhat shielded? Do they do anything when you hold them close to a CRT?
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Naw you should be fine with computer speakers. The magnetes are so small in those things anyways. And in reality you need a pretty BIG friggin magnet to actually mess up a HDD.
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OK, thanks for the info!

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