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    up-down-sideways

    I have installed a new second hard drive. I don't have any bays left, so I left it sitting up and down in the case, as opposed to the normal flat position.

    Is this going to be alright????
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    Re: up-down-sideways

    . These Hard Drives are on ther sides

    hard drive enclosure


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    Re: up-down-sideways

    Thank you Cowboy, very interesting! I ain't going to worry about it.. ......except for regular backups of course.
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    Re: up-down-sideways

    I always thought that CDs were mounted horizontally because, if they were mounted vertically, all the data would fall off and collect in a large heap at the bottom! <img src=/S/time.gif border=0 alt=time width=23 height=39>

    I seem to remember that, many years ago, a particularly ignorant Managing Director was visiting our mainframe computer room and asked what was the purpose of the two-foot deep false floor, on which all the mainframe equipment stood. "Ah," someone said, "that's in case we have a problem with the disk drives. The void under the false floor is to hold all the data that would come off the hard disks, so that it doesn't wash into the corridor". He seemed quite happy with the explanation... <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

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    Re: up-down-sideways

    Hard drives live quite happily at the vertical or horizontal, but I would be a bit concerned if you weren't able to "secure" the drive in some way. Even if the case isn't moved, it could be bumped and if the drive has enough room to "bang around," well who knows. I was once told by someone who should know that one should NEVER move a hard drive while it is powered on and spinning. Obviously that would negate the viability of all laptops!

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    Re: up-down-sideways

    I guess the only thing that I wonder about is this;;When the Hard Drive is setting flat, the actuator arms are moving from side to side as to my understanding they were meant to do. If it is on it's side the actuator arms are moving up and down which takes more force and puts more strain on the motor due to gravity being brought into play on the up and down motion of the arms. Plus it would seem to me that this would put more tension on the spring loaded part of the arm that holds the heads against the platters,,which by the way rides on a thin cushion of air { made by air pressure, from the spinning of the platters}. So I guess mechanically speaking it doesn't seem to be the correct way to mount a Hard Drive.
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    Re: up-down-sideways

    Jus' like you "construction" guys to lay physics on us bean counters..... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: up-down-sideways

    I think I'd be more concerned with air-flow disruption within the case now. HD and CD-ROM bays are in place to hold the "maximum" number of devices in "Case X". If you've got to many devices now, the lack of, or disrupted, airflow may be a bigger concern, than the physical orientation of the extra device.
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    Re: up-down-sideways

    Cowboy,
    I agree with you on this. While a HD may WORK OK in the vertical position, the IDEAL mounting is horizontal. ( for the reasons you stated )
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    Re: up-down-sideways

    <hr>While a HD may WORK OK in the vertical position, the IDEAL mounting is horizontal<hr>

    Man there are so many places I could go with that,, <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15> But beings this is a family forum,,,I will leave it a lone. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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