Stacking Hard drives

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Nitro1, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Nitro1 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2009
    I am trying to figure out if stacking external hard drives right on top of each other is a problem.

    I have my Airport Extreme on the bottom, then my internet modem, Time Machine HD and then my 500 GIG external on top. Do i have to worry about issues with things getting damaged or deleted due to the magnetic fields.

    If this is a problem can i please get some recommendations.

  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    No they will be fine. The HDs are not even touching - just their enclosures.

    Personally I would try to spread them out for cooling, but HDs don't mind a little heat. l
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3


    Dec 29, 2007
    Just make sure you're not blocking vents or anything, but otherwise you should be fine.

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