Is it possible for two laptops to transfer information to each if they are close to each other but not connected?

by on June 21, 2013

Q: My friend and I had an argument about this. He said if you leave a laptop next to another laptop (or a hard drive next to another hard drive) that they could potentially transfer some data from one to the other even if they are not connected to each other or even turned on. I said that is impossible, but I couldn’t explain it because I really don’t know how data transfer works. I can’t prove it. Can someone explain how and why this is impossible so he can shut up about it?


One Response to “Is it possible for two laptops to transfer information to each if they are close to each other but not connected?”
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    Hey Anon….. This is only possible with Furby’s…..

    I’m just kidding, This is not possible. Computers/hard drives (Where data is stored) all require power for data to be read off of them nevermind to be transferred.

    For a computer to transfer data to another computer it does require either an active connection to the same network or would need to transfer the data on a USB thumb drive or external drive and them physically plug it into the other computer.

    If the case that your friend states were true virus developers would have a field day!