x-rays

Subject: x-rays
From: Wolf Lahti <wduby -at- PACCAR -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 1996 08:45:22 -0700

Bill Bledsoe said

>I learned a long time ago that magnetic storage devices and X-rays
>do not get along.


X-rays do not affect the magnetic media on a hard drive. The problem comes
in the magnetic carrier--so, yes, you should avoid putting your laptop
through a security x-ray machine, but not for the reason you thought.

Incidentally, x-rays DO affect film in your camera.



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