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 Do computers gain weight when data is added to the hard drive?

Answer No. All you do is change the magnetic properties of sections of the hard disk. Changeing the magnetic properties of something does not alter its mass.
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Does storing digital data on a hard drive increase the overall weight of the hard drive?

there's no increase in weight at all the data that is stored is magnetic in some ways similar to an old cassette tape but on a disk so changing polarity of the magnetic medium on the disk doesn't i... Read More »
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Does a computer's weight increase as information is added to the hard drive?

Yes, it does increase! Also if you want to prevent viruses from infecting your computer, you should soak it in alcohol and bleach to sanitize it.
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Does a computer's weight increases as more information is added to the hard drive?

No. The reason is because data is stored by setting which direction the electrons spin around the atoms. Regardless of which way they spin, they always weigh the same. Nothing is actually added ... Read More »
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