Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: HDD mount vertically

  1. #1
    TGA
    TGA is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Salop
    Posts
    134
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts

    HDD mount vertically

    "mounting your harddrives vertically is the stupidest thing you can do. Trust me, they will die on you sooner than the horizontally mounted ones. This is therefore a stupid design." read this comment online... just wondering if there is any truth in it seeing as i might mount my hdd's in the vertical position

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    St Andrews
    Posts
    348
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    5 times in 5 posts
    • lost eden's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35-E
      • CPU:
      • E7300 @ 3GHz
      • Memory:
      • 6GiB
      • Storage:
      • 3x 2TB Samsung F3EG + 160GB system disk
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8600GT
      • PSU:
      • 500W Antec Earthwatts
      • Case:
      • Antec Sonata III
      • Operating System:
      • 64-bit Archlinux
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2007WFP (a04 S-IPS) + Samsung 2043NX

    Re: HDD mount vertically

    This comes up all the time & the general consensus between people who know what they're talking about is that there's little to no truth in the matter whatsoever. If there was, I doubt that pretty much every disk array on the market would use vertical disks (example below).


  3. #3
    I R Toff Pandi! TAKTAK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Vergon6
    Posts
    7,410
    Thanks
    525
    Thanked
    995 times in 735 posts
    • TAKTAK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55 GD65
      • CPU:
      • i7 860 @ 3.62GHz under an XSPC RASA
      • Memory:
      • 8GB 2133MHZ Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 80GB Intel G2 SSD + 500GB + 640GB + 250GB WD AAKs + 2x1TB Samsung (1 Dead) + 500GB Maxtor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA SSC GTX260 216 55nm under an EK FC260 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620w
      • Case:
      • Corsair 800D, PA120.3 in the roof with 6 NF-P12s in Push-Pull
      • Operating System:
      • 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Yuraku YV24WBH1 - SA-LTM240M2-L01 Panel & 32" LCD HDTV (1080i) Digihome tesco special :D
      • Internet:
      • 76Mb Fibre

    Re: HDD mount vertically

    due to the HDD being vertical, the heads have to move against gravity, i think thats what the argument is all about, but seeing as thought the heads have very little mass there would be no effect. maybe a slightly reduced lifespan. (possibly)
    even if there was an effect, it would purely be nominal.

    go ahead and mount your HDD's vertically
    Post Counts and Other Rewards, Rules, Folding@Home, Fans: Push vs Pull vs Push-Pull, Corsair PSU OEMs.

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    Would you like me to enter you? it would be my pleasure
    TAKTAK.co.uk

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,011
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    14 times in 13 posts
    • Craig321's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8P67 Pro
      • CPU:
      • i7 2600k
      • Memory:
      • 4x 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 120GB OCZ Vertex 3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX480 1536MB
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R3
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2410

    Re: HDD mount vertically

    As far as I know hard drives can be mounted in pretty much any way as long as they are not moved while they're on.

    As shown above, a LOT of server hard drives are stored like that.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Hicks12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Plymouth-SouthWest
    Posts
    6,554
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked
    331 times in 287 posts
    • Hicks12's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68-V
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 2500k@4ghz, cooled by EK Supreme HF
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Kingston hyperX ddr3 PC3-12800 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 64GB M4/128GB M4 / WD 640GB AAKS / 1TB Samsung F3
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit GTX460 @ 900Mhz Core
      • PSU:
      • 675W ThermalTake ThoughPower XT
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A70 with modded top for 360mm rad
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H IPS
      • Internet:
      • 10mb/s cable from virgin media

    Re: HDD mount vertically

    its the same when people say, will my 360 break/unreliable when its flat or vertical? answer no, heat is displaced at the back not on the side and thats why the sides get hot as hot air is around it.

    Vertical is fine m8, just dont drop it .

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: HDD mount vertically

    Last thing I read said it causes slightly more wear on the bearing, but it won't cause any major wear. I wouldn't worry about it being vertical. If it was such a problem the manufacturers would give a warning on the hdd manual etc

  7. #7
    Senior Amoeba iranu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    On the dinner table. Blechh!
    Posts
    3,532
    Thanks
    111
    Thanked
    156 times in 106 posts
    • iranu's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus Gene VI
      • CPU:
      • 4670K @4.3Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Samsung Green
      • Storage:
      • 1x 256Gb Samsung 830 SSD 2x640gb HGST raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R9 390
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX620W Modular
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master Silencio 352
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" DELL Ultrasharp U2312HM
      • Internet:
      • 16mb broadband

    Re: HDD mount vertically

    No vertical is fine, horizontal is fine, it's when they are at 36.6° to the horizontal whilst upside down that you find most tend to die pretty quickly.
    "Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be." Frank Zappa. ----------- "The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Huang Po.----------- "A drowsy line of wasted time bathes my open mind", - Ride.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. External HDD enclosure causing nasty static noise
    By Jez in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-10-2007, 12:16 AM
  2. "Delayed Write Failed" (500GB Freecom HDD)
    By c00kie in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25-07-2007, 12:13 PM
  3. HDD custom enclosure
    By masterkeith in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-04-2007, 02:35 AM
  4. Iiyama PLE2200WS-B VESA mount
    By Gibbo in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 29-11-2006, 11:43 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •