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But nothing about silence . Special handling is required to protect hard drives from damage. In the past I have not been able to find a study paper that actually compared Horizontal vs Vertical otherwise neither of us would be having this discussion.I actually work with Therefore the manufacturers do NOT consider orientation to be significant.The heads on a drive are actually spring loaded to press AGAINST the platter - it's air pressure from the spinning disc http://genepsd.com/hard-drive/how-to-make-your-internal-hard-drive-into-and-external-hard-drive.html

lhimelfarbFeb 20, 2010, 4:11 PM Hello all,The age-old question: which is better? No, create an account now. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Join Forum | Login | Today's Posts | Tutorials | Windows 10 Forum | Windows 8 Forum Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Strickly from a personal stand point ( as I can not point to long term study), I prefer Horizonal. http://www.howtogeek.com/128397/does-hard-drive-orientation-affect-its-lifespan/

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Nice try though.As for enterprise storage, the hard drive companies aren't the ones who decide that the hard drives should be used vertically in enterprise applications. As long as they are not moved during use and get enough cooling, it is irrelevant in which direction they are mounted. share answered May 28 '09 at 16:25 Rook 601614 1 Drives read the position of the head from the platter itself.

share answered May 31 '09 at 7:01 Dani van der Meer 2781310 2 The vibrations caused by a rack full of drives all seeking simultaneously can be quite significant with permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]synapticrainbow[S] 1 point2 points3 points 10 months ago(1 child)Hm, well if there's any truth in that, it must be because of the way that the wearing occurs on the drive. Home Forums Search Forums Recent Posts Your name or email address: Password: Forgot your password? Vertical Ssd Mount Russian Nesting Words How honest should one be with their students when talking about the realities of academia?

So... Mounting Hard Drive Upside Down These are statements taken from the hard drive literature at each manufacturer's website; it's four years old but things probably haven't changed much. Voice coil harddrives have a feedback loop that allow them to correct for errors such as changes in orientation. Reasons to colonize planets of another solar system?

Or upside down, or any direction for that matter. Can You Lay A Computer Tower On Its Side i'm not totally sure about that, but it seems logical since by mounting it diagonally, the discs will be spinning unbalanced, which may be bad in the long term.Click to expand... Aslo all components in a small box might heat one another, so a simple airflow might do wonders.Apple G5 has the best airflow ( http://news.cnet.com/i/ne/p/photo/052805_g5b_500x397.jpg ). sminlalDec 2, 2009, 11:19 PM The manufacturers list acceptable environmental conditions so you know how the drive can be treated and still be covered by the warranty.

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But if a buyer wants to install it into a home project and wants to install it at a 45 degree angle they probably don't care as long as he is Horizontal will prolong life. External Hard Drive Orientation nicemikelakeDec 24, 2009, 9:28 AM It may make a difference depending on the design of the hard drive because many different parts can fail and for different reasons. Changing Hard Drive Orientation Does it affect the life?

Not sure if this has any relevance to the topic. weblink more stack exchange communities company blog Stack Exchange Inbox Reputation and Badges sign up log in tour help Tour Start here for a quick overview of the site Help Center Detailed I need help solving this riddle! You won't be able to vote or comment. 456[Build Help] Can a 3.5 HDD be mounted vertically? (self.buildapc)submitted 10 months ago by synapticrainbowI bought a XION XON-810P case to make a low profile pc, but Seagate Hard Drive Upside Down

FOLLOW US Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS Feed Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site. After retrieving the data the drives have continued to work as video editing scratch pads for a year+ longer. In other words, if you've had it running for a year vertically don't change the mount to horizontal and expect it to complete its predicted lifecycle. http://genepsd.com/hard-drive/win7-new-installation-2-hard-drives.html only Seagate will know the numbers, and their numbers are probably wrong because of all the miss-reporting that is done by clients.It apears from what I read that failure of a

permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]synapticrainbow[S] 0 points1 point2 points 10 months ago(0 children)Awesome, thanks! :) permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]legit309 0 points1 point2 points 10 months ago(0 children)I have a core 2300 that uses vertical HDD mounting and ive had 0 Is It Bad To Put A Laptop On Its Side i have a 7 year old dell with a vertically mounted hd still working...it's a wd caviar 3.2GB i think they are designed to go either way i'm pretty sure if This was very temporary, since if I placed it level, it would slow down to less than a tenth of normal speed.

Finally, Chris Nava notes that historically there was a precedent for maintaining the orientation the drive was formatted in: At one time (long ago) manufactures advised against changing the orientation of a drive

Letting them fall off a table onto the floor is definitely not good either ;-) DID YOU KNOW?Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States, never graduated from college but co-founded To this day, twenty years later, no one else I have ever spoken with could say the same. Fact or fiction... Horizontal Position Can anybody tell if there is some wearing in vertical position compared to horizontal?

November 10, 2012 ITFT.co.uk I have been in the IT industry for a long time and I've seen a lot of hard drives in my life -) My personal opinion that the large surface area on the top compared to side gets hot and conducts a lot of the heat away as it riese to the top of the hard drive. These are statements taken from the hard drive literature at each manufacturer’s website; it’s four years old but things probably haven’t changed much. http://genepsd.com/hard-drive/can-t-use-the-my-new-hard-drive.html As I understand that with the disc rotating at 7200 rpm it creates a small but powerful wind about this disc which provides a certain amount of lift to the disc.

The conclusion, though based on very limited number of cases, was that the orientation had no influence on failures. MousemonkeyJan 21, 2012, 10:03 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Ask a new question Read More Hard Drives Storage Related Resources solved what is horizontal and vertical refresh rate? Relationship between Coordinate Time and Proper Time Referee made a mistake but recommended acceptance, what to do? No 3.

Cooling Air, Glacer 240L expanded, custom EK loop with duel D5's Hard Drives Samsung SSD 840 Pro OCZ Agility 3's OCZ Vector's WD's Blue, red, green, Velociraptors Seagate USB3 & Hybrid's My inquiry is that IF I CHANGE THE ORIENTATION of my 10month old HDD from VERTICAL to HORIZONTAL position: 1) WILL IT AFFECT ANYTHING SUCH AS HDD PERFORMANCE, LIFESPAN, or ERROR In fact I have a hard drive (Samsung 1 Tb) which I was travelling with and carried it on the plane with me in the hand luggage, in a plastic case Does it get damaged more easily in vertical position?Im asking because i am not sure in what way i should install my harddisks in my antec 182 case, there are two

Offender number one are TOSHIBA laptops. The best answer is if you would sooner be able to get unstuck in deep snow or slide off the road on a curve. Both were Western Digital drives. Another bit of information I would be safe to say is that the hard drive was designed to be installed with one side being up so they could calculate the gravitational

Main: FreeNAS 9.10.1-U4 Supermicro X11SSM-F with Intel Core i3-6300 and 1*16GB Samsung ECC DDR4 2133MHz 6 * WD30EFRX WD Red 3TB in RAIDZ2 and 1*120GB SanDisk SSD (boot) Sharkoon Browse other questions tagged hardware hard-drive or ask your own question. Since a hard disk has a very thin outer coating and this is what the data is recorded onto. You wouldn't think they would do that if it meant more warranty work on the hard drives, but you never know.

I thought it was just Windows 7 screwing up but I tried accessing on Ubuntu, the same problem happens. General Discussion Switching Dual Display from Horizontal to VerticalHello everyone, I am new to this forum. changing it from horizontal to vertical or vice versa).