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emmeteo 01-25-2013 11:38 AM

Hard disk magnetic field - soft question
Hy everyone,
hi have a strange question here:
I would like to change the old hard disk in my netbook with an ssd.
So the proble is: I have no money so I'll buy a 16 Gb ssd. then I will glue my old hhd just on the back of the screen and connect it via usb, you know, to store data.
now I'm wondering if the magnetic field generated by the working hdd will damage the lcd screen. what do you think?

rknichols 01-25-2013 12:03 PM

Just hold a magnet up to the LCD screen and see how much it doesn't affect it. LCD screens are not sensitive to magnetic fields.

hal8000b 01-25-2013 12:07 PM

I would say no, however you could try placing a magent or hard drive near the screen.
CRT (cathode ray tubes) are certainly affected by magnetic fields as the beam is
focused by magnetic fields.

LCD is liquid crystal and just requires voltage to change LED intensity.

Probably the glue will apoil your laptop case.
I think you can buy adapters to go from 2.5 inch IDE to SSD connectors, but
if you dont have any money, this is probably not an option either.

Dman58 01-25-2013 12:15 PM

Lol, if that's not jimmy rigging I don't know what is!

That sounds doable though and quite unique.

Few things to consider in my opinion:

1. Small enclosure to protect exterior HDD
2. Powering the external HDD will require more hardware and possibly make the netbook less mobile and more of a workstation, but that might not matter to you.
3. What about a few USB flash drives instead, they are quite affordable now and have good storage capacity, they can be easily removed to keep the form factor small.

Wow this opens a ton of new possibilities. Since its blistering cold maybe I can put my cpu outside my window and do some extreme overclocking! :cool:

jefro 01-25-2013 04:02 PM

I have never heard of any modern hard drive affecting any other device.

I like to use RTV silicon myself. Easier to apply and remove.

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