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old hard drive magnets

Hewlett-packard / P9851a-aba 523n
November 19, 2012 at 16:51:22
Specs: irrelevant, irrelevant
maybe no one else is this cheap, but when I throw a harddrive away, I open it up everytime and pull the magnets out for use with the fridge, or anything else requiring magnets. they are really good magnets (neodynium I think). Just curious if I am the only one who has ever done this before.

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November 19, 2012 at 18:04:53
"Just curious if I am the only one who has ever done this before."

Nope. But they're really a little too strong for "fridge-magnets". I use them to hold tools on the benchtop (those I don't mind being magnetized) and retrieving spilled hardware (screws, nuts, etc.) under the bench...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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November 20, 2012 at 07:27:27
So they don't get lost,
I use mine to hold floppy disks to my file cabinet........;-)


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January 6, 2013 at 18:48:45
and i thought I was the only one... I just wish they were disk-shaped or spherical. Have you ever dropped an earth magnet down a copper pipe? If the magnet is round, it looks really cool. It "floats" down due to the electromotive force of the metal moving past the copper, which repulses the magnet's force and pushes it upwards (but unfort. not as far as it went down, so it eventually drops out the bottom).

@mc: what's a floppy disk? ;-)

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January 12, 2013 at 08:18:08
My problem is the 8 inch ones just don't stick as well...

:: mike

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January 12, 2013 at 08:26:19
nbrane: @mc: what's a floppy disk? ;-)
A save icon you can hold.

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