Fun find for my machine

Thought you might like these for your machine. Was in Michaels craft store the other day and they had these little metal magnetic containers for a dollar. I but bits in them and hang them magnetically on the ends of the y axis rails :smile:


You’re a brave man putting a magnet that close to a computer.

Ever play with the rare earth magnets that are found inside hard drives? He’s not gonna hurt anything doing that. :slight_smile:

Probably not going to hurt depending on how strong the magnet is and the placement of the hard drive in the computer. If it was a solid state drive then no real worries. The big problem used to be with most magnets and magnetic removable media causing data corruption on a 5 1/4 or 3 1/2 drive or a magnetic tape.

They do use magnetics to destroy hard drives by degausing them (think large electro magnets).


My old mac has been through a lot worse than a small magnet next to it’s hard drive and is still kicking :slight_smile:

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