How safe is it...

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    How safe is it to put an external hard drive ontop of a subwoofer?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Hmm, a subwoofer is basically a big magnet, so probably not a good idea.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    not very, unless the sub is magnetically shielded, which most aren't, most speakers are now a days, but since the subs go on the floor, they aren't.
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    sounds like a recipe for disaster. don't try it!
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't do it, and not just because of the magnetism in the speaker, but mostly because the subwoofer would probably cause quite a lot of vibration potentially damaging the drive either by shaking it off or, more likely, making the pickup on the HD touch/crash with the disk(s) inside and destroying the drive completely...
     
  6. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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  7. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    i considered this, but then went through the same train of thought as this thread; on my desk it stays:D

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  8. zami macrumors regular

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    Mines been sitting on top of a sub for at least two years with no problem. The sub is also right next my old G4 PowerMac so the drives in that are probably less than 6" from the speaker magnet, again no problem.
     
  9. adk macrumors 68000

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    It all depends on whether your subwoofer is shielded or not. Mine is, so I have a hard drive on top of it and it's just fine. I'm not sure how to tell if it's shielded besides putting it next to a TV though.
     

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