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Old 28th August, 2002, 01:46 AM
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Can the magnetic field from a 92mm fan that uses .28 amps be enough to mess with the info on a hard drive if the hard drive is 2 inches away? I'm thinking of mounting my replacement hard drive on the floor of the case just behind where the fan at the front of the case is.
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Old 28th August, 2002, 01:51 AM
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I think you'll be OK. Might want to Ghost the HDD to another drive, before trying it. I really think you'll have no problem. Now if it's a drive with an exposed circuit board...
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I wouldn't think so... maybe if it was one of the new Magnetic Tip Drive fans that are coming out, and even then I doubt it.

I have my 80mm fans blowing right on my HD and an actual HD cooler that has 2 smaller fans mounted right to the drive
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Hummm and AC signal around something that stores data magneticly?!?!?!

Me thinks it's NOT a good idea.
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Hummm and AC signal around something that stores data magneticly?!?!?!

Me thinks it's NOT a good idea.
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Humm, yes, but the AC is turned into DC by the PSU/mobo so that wouldn't be the issue... not sure if would be even if it was not converted ... the magnets on a case fan aren't big enough to affect anything immediately near them.
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Old 28th August, 2002, 05:22 AM
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It's beginning to become a moot point. Several attempts and several hours later and my brand new replacement drive is only being detected some of the time.
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