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    Hard Drives. Sideways.

    Hello!
    Is it bad for my drives to have them sideways (i.e. so that the drive is at a right angle to the floor?) I would guess it is... but I'm not sure.

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    No, it's fine. What's not good, though, is moving them whilst they're spinning.

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    Okey doke. I now have a hard drive sideways, against my case window, with the stickers removed and casing polished up like a mirror! Plus it's out of the way of the airflow, which it was blocking before. Just a slight breeze over it now!

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    Lol yeah stay off the glue, Pyle! If you look at the bottom, most HDs have screw holes on the bottom face. I used these and some longish screws through the holes on my floppy/HD bays. So I used the same drive bay holes as I would anyway, just different holes on the HD! Does that make sense?
    EDIT: Piccy....
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    Yeah that's what I was trying to say... Just don't stab yourself with a screwdriver or anything. Or eat the screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny
    ...Just don't... ...eat the screws.
    Dam it, thats what ive been doing wrong all these years. Doh!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PrivatePyle
    May make the life shorter as its having to cope with gravity spinning the platers that way, but I doubt it makes much of a difference
    Yes, the motor's having to move part of the disc up against gravitys pull.

    Fortunatly there's a nice bit on the other side moving down with the aid of it.

    Clever eh?

    Now the heads on the other hand....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oshta
    Dam it, thats what ive been doing wrong all these years. Doh!!

    LOL!


    That's quite ingenius really... Gives it an industrial machinery sort of look
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    I lifted a customer's brand new DVD-RW drive vertical while it was spinning, I picked up the wrong one, I think I killed it. Scared the crap out of me, RIP the Nero OEM disc that was in there at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konan555
    ..fortunatly there's a nice bit on the other side moving down with the aid of it.
    Roffle

    - As for the heads, the not badly ballenced, and at the speed the moving backwards and forwards (or up and down) i cant honistly see graviyl making much diffrence, thb.


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    Lots of cases mount the HD's that way so it can't be much of a problem. Also a lot of cases can be mounted on their side or base. If it caused problems, they wouldn't do this.

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    I can tell you that the drives dont last half as long as the should do if they are mounted sideways. My mate who has a G4 Cube, has gone through about 4 or 5 hard drives. Cant tell me thats bad hard disks?

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    thats bad hard disks

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    Quote Originally Posted by oshta
    Roffle

    - As for the heads, the not badly ballenced, and at the speed the moving backwards and forwards (or up and down) i cant honistly see graviyl making much diffrence, thb.


    Daniel

    Nope, it won't have any noticeable effect.

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    zome of the dell computers mount the hard drives standing. with the conectors at the top. i think its all ok, just dont cover the hole that says "do not cover this hole"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davos
    zome of the dell computers mount the hard drives standing. with the conectors at the top. i think its all ok, just dont cover the hole that says "do not cover this hole"
    There's a hole that says that?!

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