Does a hard drive get heavier when you put data on it?

Answer No, the magnetic particles are just re-arranged forming a pattern that can be read later, when you need to access the information.Cute question.

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Does a hard drive become heavier the more amount of data you have on it?

Nope. Same weight. Hard drive data is recorded magnetically.The guy below me is right.. technically the drive will be heavier but obviously not going to be heavier in reality.... but lets see how h... Read More »

Is a hard drive heavier when it's full?

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 »

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

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.