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post #31 of 56 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 08:21 PM
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I have to agree with Squidge, this is not a dangerous setup at all.

My friend and I had this giant sub (very old, probably not shielded) and we placed next to his tower for 2+ years and there was no issue.

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post #32 of 56 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 08:21 PM
 
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If I have to be nice for you to listen to facts, then that's your loss. I am not here to teach you, I just post up what I know. If I am wrong, feel free to correct me. In this case I am not.
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Taken from the link posted earlier..
"Actually the magnet on the driver in a large, high-quality speaker is probably enough to screw up the data on a modern drive at 1cm or less, perhaps more. They are also made out of Neodynium and can be quite strong."

The general consensus from what I've seen is this:
While it may not hurt anything to have your case sitting so close to the enlclosure, if you personally are concerned about any aspect of the 2 units being that close, it is better to be safe than sorry.
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post #34 of 56 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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1cm or less. As I said, this only cause a problem when the drive is moving and the magnet is placed extremely close to it. This is not because the magnet messes with the data on the platters, but rather it interferes with the armature in the read/write process.
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I have my sub close -ish to my case and its caused no issue thus far.
I would, as others have said, be wary of vibrations though, depending on how much doof doof music or games you have playing.

With a metal case the magnetism becomes null and void for the hard drives sake, but it may distort the sound in the sub depending on the size and strength of the magnet.

I would imagine shielding would make a difference, otherwise what use is it? Are they not shielded to avoid interference?
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As Squidge has said, there is no reason to fear magnetically. Vibrations....that's not going to HARM anything at all, as mechanical hard drives generally have a pretty high tolerance for vibrations and impacts. This is why mechanical drives are still fine inside laptops...which can be dropped and still function.

Either way, its perfectly safe.

Probably doesn't sound too great with the thin metal of your case vibrating with your music, movies, and games. Although I doubt you're too concerned about that anyway.

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In your case vibration will probably be the biggest issue as people in this thread have stated.

I just wanted to share a story where I loaned a friend a P35-DS3R... and he stored it on top of a solo-X.

It didn't work right anymore. :\

Lucky for me Gigabyte let me RMA it. thumb.gif

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There is no risk. The magnet is not powerful enough to do anything to your hard drives.

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