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Hdd magnetic attraction to case

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10 minutes ago, F1335 said:

Hi, I want to mount a 2.5" hdd behind the motherboard, where you hide your cables, and when lining it up for the screws I can feel it magnetically attracted to the case. Can this damage the hard drive if I plug it in?

As long as the hard drive is attracting the case not the other way around you should be fine. Im pretty shure that there's a magnet inside the hard drive and thats probably what it is. If you notice that other non magnetic metals are attracted to the case or hard drive mount then you have a problem and some hardware may be dameged.

Hi, I want to mount a 2.5" hdd behind the motherboard, where you hide your cables, and when lining it up for the screws I can feel it magnetically attracted to the case. Can this damage the hard drive if I plug it in?

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3 minutes ago, F1335 said:

Hi, I want to mount a 2.5" hdd behind the motherboard, where you hide your cables, and when lining it up for the screws I can feel it magnetically attracted to the case. Can this damage the hard drive if I plug it in?

That magnetism is so little it doesn't matter.

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I'd guess that the attraction you're feeling is from the magnets in the motor hub, not the platter itself, so it shouldn't matter.

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unless there's something magnetic other than the drive, it shouldnt be an issue

the magnetic pull you feel is probably the magnet in the hard disk trying to succ the steel case

 

it should be fine

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Just now, jaslion said:

That magnetism is so little it doesn't matter.

Ok, thanks, I'll plug it in now.

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10 minutes ago, F1335 said:

Hi, I want to mount a 2.5" hdd behind the motherboard, where you hide your cables, and when lining it up for the screws I can feel it magnetically attracted to the case. Can this damage the hard drive if I plug it in?

As long as the hard drive is attracting the case not the other way around you should be fine. Im pretty shure that there's a magnet inside the hard drive and thats probably what it is. If you notice that other non magnetic metals are attracted to the case or hard drive mount then you have a problem and some hardware may be dameged.

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HDD's have powerful rare earth magnets in them.

In the attached pic i put a red square around the arm assembly that contains the magnets and the arrow is pointing right at one of the magnets.

 

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I plugged it in and it works just fine. Thanks everyone.

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