Speakers Magnets Bad For Hard Drives ?

I think i might be in a pickle. I have a 500gig wd hd in an external enclosure. It was fine until last night. I was moving speakers and monitors around on the desk last night and i remember having to place the speaker down next to the hard drive for a minute. The speaker was on, with the volume set low, but no music playing. The hard drive was not powered on or connected to a computer. Now when i tried to plug it in, it says that its a usb hard drive. Its listed as "usb device" under the disk drives in the device manager, but when i open that up and click on the volume tab and hit populate i get these as labels. Disk: disk 1
Type: unknown
Status: unreadable
Partition style: not applicable
Capacity, unallocated space, reserved space: 0mb

And nothing in the volumes box. I remembered something about magnets in speakers and magnets being bad for hard drives and i'm just praying i didn't do something really stupid and cost me my entire collection.

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