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    computer people helpppp!!!

    right people, i have a little bit of a problem, i have a very serious mind block and i can't remember something which i need for my coursework which i have to email my teacher by 11:59pm tonight lol (has to be in today lol).

    I know if that a HDD (hard disk drive) is magenetic, but what will happen to the HDD if you do put a magnet to it?

    Thanks people, rep for the first correct answer

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    lol.

    danny quit the course now..

    (Serious)

    Original Poster

    t0mm;6433048

    lol.danny quit the course now..(Serious)



    tom i have a mind block mate lol, i was in hardware this after noon (without my ****ing memory stick and i had the best paragraph written on my computer at college about it, and i forgot to email it to myself!!! lol

    Nothing will happen ,But then some one else will tell you something will.

    Will it not just wipe the memory if it is a strong enough magnet?

    On a laptop it will break the screen. On a normal computer it Might not break the hard drive but if you find a very strong magnet and wipe it over and over again it will get rid of all of the memory and all hope of restoring the data. So the answer is it depends how strong the magnet is and how long you keep it over the hard drive.
    your hard drive is an optical disk, the magnet pulls that disk in the wrong direction and won't spin properly.

    tonyg1962;6433061

    Nothing will happen ,But then some one else will tell you something will.


    +1
    Unless it was a very strong magnet
    hunchback;6433062

    Will it not just wipe the memory if it is a strong enough magnet?


    no as above and if it did it'd render the hard drive useless, not wipe it.

    Original Poster

    bitseylango;6433066

    On a laptop it will break the screen. On a normal computer it Might not … On a laptop it will break the screen. On a normal computer it Might not break the hard drive but if you find a very strong magnet and wipe it over and over again it will get rid of all of the memory and all hope of restoring the data. So the answer is it depends how strong the magnet is and how long you keep it over the hard drive.



    perfect answer mate, thats exactly what i needed to hear (unlike tom ! lol) repping now :thumbsup:

    t0mm;6433070

    +1 Unless it was a very strong magnetno as above and if it did it'd … +1 Unless it was a very strong magnetno as above and if it did it'd render the hard drive useless, not wipe it.



    Thats why I asked and didn't tell, cheers for that. :thumbsup:

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    seriously, is this really educational?

    maybe a spelling lesson in how to spell magnetic would be better lol

    athana.com/dde…htm

    This is what you should be mentioning I believe.

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    bitseylango;6433066

    On a laptop it will break the screen. On a normal computer it Might not … On a laptop it will break the screen. On a normal computer it Might not break the hard drive but if you find a very strong magnet and wipe it over and over again it will get rid of all of the memory and all hope of restoring the data. So the answer is it depends how strong the magnet is and how long you keep it over the hard drive.your hard drive is an optical disk, the magnet pulls that disk in the wrong direction and won't spin properly.



    danny09;6433081

    perfect answer mate, thats exactly what i needed to hear (unlike tom ! … perfect answer mate, thats exactly what i needed to hear (unlike tom ! lol) repping now :thumbsup:


    how can it be a perfect answer when memory isn't anything to do with a HDD? :?

    csiman;6433120

    seriously, is this really educational?maybe a spelling lesson in how to … seriously, is this really educational?maybe a spelling lesson in how to spell magnetic would be better lol


    aparently so, according to edexcel.

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    csiman;6433136

    how can it be a perfect answer when memory isn't anything to do with a … how can it be a perfect answer when memory isn't anything to do with a HDD? :?



    Explain...?

    master_chief;6433172

    Explain...?



    I think he means... Referring to a hard-drives storage as 'memory' is wrong. Although it really does depend on the context lol. So nobody is really wrong or right, it just depends on what they mean by 'memory'.

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