Can't I get a /dev/one?

Jim Higson jh at
Thu Jul 15 17:52:30 UTC 2004

On Thursday 15 July 2004 16:13, William M. Quarles wrote:

> Although, this is also a Sony Vaio desktop, and they all also stupidly
> use small magnets to retain all of their cosmetic cover flaps on the
> front.  There is one that is pretty close to the hard drive.  That might
> be part of the problem, too.

IIUC it's unlikely to cause a problem since the coercivity of hard drive 
platters is several thousand Oersteds. Even if such a small magnet was 
directly touching the drive the field'd only be about 500 Gauss or so.

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