Magnetic bands and laptop spinning hard drives?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by 8CoreWhore, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

    8CoreWhore

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    Would the magnet in some bands effect the spinning type hard drives in laptops? You are supposed to keep magnets away from them and many will rest their wrists right where those HDDs are installed.
     
  2. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    I highly doubt the apple watch will damage or erase your hard drive.
     
  3. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    It requires magnets much stronger than those found in the bands to wipe or damage a HDD within the casing of a computer.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You need either an electro magnet or a rare earth magnet to wipe a drive
     
  5. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    You're supposed to keep your MacBook's MagSafe connector away from your iPhone too, for the same reasons...
     

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