Case with screen

Caporegime
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Remember a while ago seeing a clear case with a screen on the side of it on here, but cannot seem to find it. Anyone got any links to it? Thanks
 
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Yup. It was indeed mine.

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And yes. It killed hard drives due to the massive about of EM the exposed driver circuitry produced. I wouldn't recommend doing it unless you can shield the driver circuitry inside a metal cage.
 
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EM = electromagnetism, right?

how about wrapping the hard drive or covering the exposed tft circuitry in aluminium foil? or would that overheat it?

whole rig looks so good though, btw.
 
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Well with some things that some people post I did, just got in from work and sarcasm never translates well to text.

Also there was a huge thread on this on a large forum a while back in which most people beleived it. (Re: reading data of hard drives).
 
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oh, i really don't know anything about anything to be honest.

i was just thinking, back when the machines at airports used to wipe photograph film, i was told if you wrapped them in aluminium foil then the electromagnetic waves wouldn't be able to penetrate it and they'd be fine.

i don't really see what the problem is in this instance. does the circuitry attached to the screen (= driver circuitry?) emit some sort of electromagnetic waves that breaks hard drives? i don't see why a bit of metal couldn't easily just be stuck between the two. i know rilot said that but just wondered what made him not do it really.
 
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See through case :p

If you run a subwoofer next to your hard drives that is not EM sheilded it will kill them or cause corruption over time, also with a CRT monitor and non shielded speakers you can see what happens.

Same thing happens to the hard drives they would die, one of the most volatile pieces of kit in the PC. Older ram and amps is a great way to kill them, never put sticks of ram on a guitar amp. :p
 
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