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Just wondering if it would be a bad thing if I moved my hard drive from the bottem right to the mid-top right of my case by installing an icage in the 5.25inch bay. This way I would have more airflow going right at my videocards, and more room down there for cables. My PSU is in the upper left and from the close edge of the PSU to the closest edge of the hard drive would be 5 inches.

Is it safe to keep a hard drive that close to a PSU?

I heard the PSU's are magnetic and can mess them up.
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post #2 of 11
as long as you keep the hd under 60C you will be fine (that is there maximum operating temperature before they shut off)
post #3 of 11
the Thermaltake Armor case has the HDD rack right below the PSU... so it should be safe.
    
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post #4 of 11
My current case for my Presler mounts the HDs directly under the PSU, less than 1/2 inch away, the PSU actually pulls the air off the HDs and pushes it out the back.
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Unless you throw metal stuff at your PSU and it sticks, don't worry about the magnetic...tiv...it...y...and stuff.
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pook
Unless you throw metal stuff at your PSU and it sticks, don't worry about the magnetic...tiv...it...y...and stuff.
Why all that excessive puncturation?

Haha, anyway, only crappy PSUs is even never that magnetic that it starts to get harmful.
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Quote:
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Why all that excessive puncturation?

Haha, anyway, only crappy PSUs is even never that magnetic that it starts to get harmful.
Cause I didn't know how to spell it.

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post #8 of 11
The only issue here would be electrical noise. Providing you have sufficient shielding of the PSU you won't have an issue.

As for magnetic flux it really is a non issue.
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post #9 of 11
do you know how powerful of a magnat you'd need to wipe a harddrive? They did a test, and basically they had to use a super powerful electro magnet... So don't worry too much about it. And yes, you could even mount your HDD ON your PSU, and it probably wouldn't bother it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
do you know how powerful of a magnat you'd need to wipe a harddrive? They did a test, and basically they had to use a super powerful electro magnet... So don't worry too much about it. And yes, you could even mount your HDD ON your PSU, and it probably wouldn't bother it.
So all i need is a super powerful magnet to kill a HDD huh.... that sounds really powerful! lol Its super powerful....




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