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iPhone magsafe corrupting hdd?

Just me or is anyone else scared that an iPhone could damage/corrupt a hard drive in their laptop/computer?

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How often do you intend on placing the phone directly on top of a hard drive..?

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Ancedotally, using the megnetic properties of a 6inch speaker, I attached it directly to the side of a computer tower. It shouldn't have any effect, and it didn't.

 

I am thinking the Magsafe will leaps and bounds less problematic.

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Just keep hard drives away from microwave oven, phones don't have that powerful magnets.

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I mean a laptop has the hdd usually in the palm rest area where I sometimes leave my phone. its also just in the general vicinity so I just wanted to know if it could cause a problem down the line. is the magnet powerful enough to do hard to hdds from about 4 inches?

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2 hours ago, Saksham said:

I mean a laptop has the hdd usually in the palm rest area where I sometimes leave my phone. its also just in the general vicinity so I just wanted to know if it could cause a problem down the line. is the magnet powerful enough to do hard to hdds from about 4 inches?

Or just don't leave your phone there

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3 hours ago, Saksham said:

I mean a laptop has the hdd usually in the palm rest area where I sometimes leave my phone. its also just in the general vicinity so I just wanted to know if it could cause a problem down the line. is the magnet powerful enough to do hard to hdds from about 4 inches?

Likely no. 

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Because of the magnetic field? No. It shouldn't be an issue. There's already neodymium magnets inside a HDD for the actuator and they'll have a stronger magnetic field than your phone sitting on top of a laptop on the outside of the HDD enclosure.

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People still use spinning drives?!

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I also played around with this recently and it took a heck of a lot more than those magnets to do anything at all.

 

 

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