Hard drive next to internal PC speaker


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Cuzman

My CPU was running quite hot, so to increase airflow I've moved my hard
drive down one slot to the bottom of my case. Now it sits only milimetres
from the internal speaker, and I'm wondering if this could cause problems
with the hard drive. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of
potential problems?

My system is as follows:

- Tsunami Sagittarius ATX window case & 350W PSU
- ECS K7S5A Pro mainboard (030811 BIOS)
- AMD Athlon 2600XP CPU (266 FSB version)
- ThermalTake Volcano 11 Xaser Edition CPU heatsink & fan
- Western Digital Caviar ATA100 80Gb 7200rpm 8MB Cache hard drive
- 1 x 256MB PC133 Kingston SD-RAM
- Inno3D GeForce4 Ti4200 64MB graphics card
- 3Com 3C905B-TX-NM network interface card
- Sony 1.44MB Floppy Drive
- LG DVD-ROM GDR-8161B 16x48
- LG CD-RW W8520B 52x24x52
- Round IDE and FDD cables
- Windows XP Pro SP1
 
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M

MrToad

My CPU was running quite hot, so to increase airflow I've moved my
hard drive down one slot to the bottom of my case. Now it sits only
milimetres from the internal speaker, and I'm wondering if this could
cause problems with the hard drive. Does anyone have any knowledge or
experience of potential problems?

My system is as follows:

- Tsunami Sagittarius ATX window case & 350W PSU
- ECS K7S5A Pro mainboard (030811 BIOS)
- AMD Athlon 2600XP CPU (266 FSB version)
- ThermalTake Volcano 11 Xaser Edition CPU heatsink & fan
- Western Digital Caviar ATA100 80Gb 7200rpm 8MB Cache hard drive
- 1 x 256MB PC133 Kingston SD-RAM
- Inno3D GeForce4 Ti4200 64MB graphics card
- 3Com 3C905B-TX-NM network interface card
- Sony 1.44MB Floppy Drive
- LG DVD-ROM GDR-8161B 16x48
- LG CD-RW W8520B 52x24x52
- Round IDE and FDD cables
- Windows XP Pro SP1
Nah, the magnetic field in that minscule speaker won't hurt a thing.
If it did, you'd notice it right off.
 
E

El Phantazmo

....if it is a concern, remove the speaker and get one of those mini-PC
speakers, if you feel you need a PC speaker
 
G

Gary Tait

My CPU was running quite hot, so to increase airflow I've moved my hard
drive down one slot to the bottom of my case. Now it sits only milimetres
from the internal speaker, and I'm wondering if this could cause problems
with the hard drive. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of
potential problems?
Shouldn't. Most of my PCs have the speaker just below the HDD.
 
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Gary W. Swearingen

David Sewell said:
Are'nt hard drive cases magnetically inert.
Meaning they don't generate, hold, OR BLOCK magnetic fields?

I've got an old Conner drive opened up here and the top seems to be
made of aluminum, but it's got a strange extra layer of steel-looking
metal over about 2/3 of the disk area. Whatever the metal is
(nickle?) and whyever it's there (?), the top (including the double
layer part) does not attract strong magnets and magnets can affect
each other through the top.
 
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