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gamemaniaco 04-15-2021 06:18 PM

Will WiFi or Bluetooth erase DVDs, Blu-ray, HDDs?
 
Waves of WIFI or Bluetooth circulating in a room can erase data written on DVD discs and memory flash of sd cards? Discs CD/DVD/MDISC and cards located same room of waves

lordsmurf 04-15-2021 06:46 PM

Hahahahahaha ... <breath, breath> ... hahahahahaha ... :laugh:

No.

Why was I laughing? Because that's essentially the same as those silly "cell phones cause cancer" or "5G causes COVID" myths. Waves exist regardless of whether humanity is tapping into them. Air, land, sea, space, everywhere! So unless you find a way to live outside of our universe, radio/etc waves happen. In fact, you're emitting waves (EM radiation, etc). You're also absorbing and passing waves.

The topic does get complex, because there is truth to concentrating both send and receive of waves. For example, sleeping under a microwave transmitter will earn you a Darwin award (true story!).

Optical media is ... optical. So no.
Magnetic media is ... magnetic. So again, no.

- Waves of light can harm optical media. Of course, realize light writes optical media. So wavelength matters.
- And EMF can wipe a drive. But most people fail to realize HDD contain powerful magnets, and dragging a puny hardware store magnet across a drive often does nothing whatsoever.

Bluetooth/WiFi/etc is a relatively weak emission that travels for inches to feet, and generally falters after hitting a few walls or solid objects. You're not going to wipe HDD, certain not optical (because optical!), with these normal household items. If anything, a microwave is probably more disruptive to electronics, so don't put the computer in the kitchen (and on the same breaker).

And moving this to the myths forum ...

gamemaniaco 04-15-2021 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lordsmurf (Post 76791)
Hahahahahaha ... <breath, breath> ... hahahahahaha ... :laugh:

No.

Why was I laughing? Because that's essentially the same as those silly "cell phones cause cancer" or "5G causes COVID" myths. Waves exist regardless of whether humanity is tapping into them. Air, land, sea, space, everywhere! So unless you find a way to live outside of our universe, radio/etc waves happen. In fact, you're emitting waves (EM radiation, etc). You're also absorbing and passing waves.

The topic does get complex, because there is truth to concentrating both send and receive of waves. For example, sleeping under a microwave transmitter will earn you a Darwin award (true story!).

Optical media is ... optical. So no.
Magnetic media is ... magnetic. So again, no.

- Waves of light can harm optical media. Of course, realize light writes optical media. So wavelength matters.
- And EMF can wipe a drive. But most people fail to realize HDD contain powerful magnets, and dragging a puny hardware store magnet across a drive often does nothing whatsoever.

Bluetooth/WiFi/etc is a relatively weak emission that travels for inches to feet, and generally falters after hitting a few walls or solid objects. You're not going to wipe HDD, certain not optical (because optical!), with these normal household items. If anything, a microwave is probably more disruptive to electronics, so don't put the computer in the kitchen (and on the same breaker).

And moving this to the myths forum ...

and the flash memory media? usb flash drive, microsd card, SD card

lordsmurf 04-15-2021 10:35 PM

Everything, all of it.

The fact that you use flash media in phones shows how ridiculous the thought it.

gamemaniaco 04-16-2021 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lordsmurf (Post 76796)
Everything, all of it.

The fact that you use flash media in phones shows how ridiculous the thought it.

I put a digital hygrometer that has bluetooth and wifi technology next to storage of optical media CD / DVD / MDISC and memory flash card sd and microsd and I thought that these waves of bluetooth and wifi erased the data


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