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post #1 of 14 Old 03-16-2009, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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EEE Pc in magnetic tank bag

Hi all,

I've searched and googled and found conflicting information on the 'net regarding flash drives and magnets. Since my new EEE PC is all solid state, no mechanical hard drive, am I immune from damage if I keep it inside my magnetic tank bag? I've read theories both positive and negative, but wanted to hear from someone who does exaclty this with no effects.
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Magnetic tank bags have no detrimental affect on hard drives, solid state drives, camera memory, PDA's, phones, iPods or any other sort of electronics.
You are in more danger of physically damaging the PC due to it being bounced around than you are of having any issues with teh magnets.
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One thing: there is no conflict between any normal magnets and flash drives. Flash drives do *not* use magnetism to work and therefore will not be erased or affected in any way by them.

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Magnetic tank bags have no detrimental affect on hard drives, solid state drives, camera memory, PDA's, phones, iPods or any other sort of electronics.
You are in more danger of physically damaging the PC due to it being bounced around than you are of having any issues with teh magnets.
+1 on that.

Magnetic credit/debit card strips are a different issue, but usually require almost direct contact with the magnet for problems to occur. Put your wallet on top of all your other stuff or in a top pocket.

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+1 on that.

Magnetic credit/debit card strips are a different issue, but usually require almost direct contact with the magnet for problems to occur. Put your wallet on top of all your other stuff or in a top pocket.
mythbusters debunked this one. they used an adjustable electromagnet thingy and cranked it up so they could lift a bus with it and it still had absolutely no affect on the 81 quadrilion-tri-million cards they tested.
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+1 on that.

Magnetic credit/debit card strips are a different issue, but usually require almost direct contact with the magnet for problems to occur. Put your wallet on top of all your other stuff or in a top pocket.
It takes an AC magnetic field (changing polarity field) to erase media like credit card strips. DC magnetic fields from permanent magnets have no effect.

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Wow. We got bright people around here.
Thanks for the info, everyone. I was fairly confident there wouldn't be an issue, and I did a 100+ mile ride today with the EEE in the tankbag without ill effects.
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is this a Zapos.com add?
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is this a Zapos.com add?
That had to be the dumbest name for the character!

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That had to be the dumbest name for the character!

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oh!! Was wondering if anyone would get it. they allow broadcast of that show up there?
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