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Can I place external hard drives next to each other?

By omeriah
Jan 20, 2009
  1. If I have two external hard drives sitting next to each other on my desk (and I mean, *right* next to each other), can they demagnetize each other and can I lose data from the drives?

    Maybe a silly question, but I could not find anything online to confirm or deny this. I know that magnets can leak credit cards and other magnetized items. Now I'm wondering...!

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Well, if they could I dont think case manufacturers would put internal hd brackets so close.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    direct ans: NOT a problem -- of no concern :)
     
  4. misoportecnico

    misoportecnico TS Rookie

    As long as they're not sitting on your old TV set, by the old CRT monitor, or close to a degausser, I don't think there's a problem with them being close to each other.
     
  5. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Do a chkdsk on both.
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    They are fine because of the reason supersmash said. They are just internal drives in an external enclosure.
     
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