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Magnetic avalanches occur when a magnetic head hovers over a patch of disk drive causing the polarity of that part of the drive to change its alignment or spin.

The patch's polarity in many magnetic materials changes in a haphazard series of large and small jumps that physicists liken to an avalanche - though the scientist's research showed it often behaves more like an explosion or runaway fire. These avalanches can cause sections of hard drive to lose data.
Source: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/120210/r...k-failure.html
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w00t, but can we fix it quick?
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This is all i read:

Magnets cause hard drive failures.

And to that, i say:

W!E!L!L D!U!H!!

Magnets cause every piece of technology to fail. Ever.
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Originally Posted by liermam View Post
This is all i read:

Magnets cause hard drive failures.

And to that, i say:

W!E!L!L D!U!H!!

Magnets cause every piece of technology to fail. Ever.
Or just turn purple like my 5 year old cousin did to the T.V.
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post #5 of 22
If they have found a problem, they can find a solution.

Hard drives will probably all be solid state in 10 years... but until then, the current technology will be continuall refined.

Yay! Now I don't have to worry about backing up my 600 gigs of pr0n!
    
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Originally Posted by gfreeman556 View Post
If they have found a problem, they can find a solution.

Hard drives will probably all be solid state in 10 years... but until then, the current technology will be continuall refined.

Yay! Now I don't have to worry about backing up my 600 gigs of pr0n!
I wonder how much pr0n is on the net...
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a million terrabytes worth of pr0n on teh net!
    
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But..how much of teh porn has viruses associated w/ it?
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But..how much of teh porn has viruses associated w/ it?
all of it lol
    
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But..how much of teh porn has viruses associated w/ it?
Talking AIDS?
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