Can a subwoofer damage an external hdd?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Danny Futuro, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Danny Futuro macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2006
    I'm curious about this. Would a strong subwoofer be able to destroy a hard drive simply by vibrating the living crap out of it? I have a couple of LaCies in my bedroom studio, along with a 10" KRK RP10S sub, and I often raise the volume quite a bit with it. Am I setting myself up for a data-disaster?
  2. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    if the beat is enough yes it could, it would be like giving it a hard knock when its in use (theres quite a large tolerance when its not though).

    Depending on where the sub is in context to the hard drive there could also be issues due to the magnet if the sub isn't shielded etc.
  3. Shoesy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
    I always worry about the strong magnets in good speakers ripping my data apart- being a child of the eighties, I had a few zx spectrum data cassettes go this way!

    I think I'm just a paranoid tho ;)
  4. lil'homunculus macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2007
    vancouver, bc
    just because you're paranoid doesn't mean everyone isn't out to get you...:p

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