TechARP debunks more hard disk drive myths, you can read it over here
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies
about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many
As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths
may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these
myths from various discussions we heard or read over time.
So, let’s get down to basics and examine some of these common
fallacies or myths and debunk them!
In this update, we added three new myths :
- Sticking magnets onto your PC will corrupt its hard disk drive's
- You can quickly degauss or erase a hard disk drive by sweeping a
magnet over it.
- Degaussed hard disk drives can be reused later.