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Old 07-20-2004, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a hard drive in an external enclosure. I want to save space so I have the enclosure positioned vertically on its side. Is it bad for a hard drive to be standing vertically on its side?

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Old 07-20-2004, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, my one hard drive is standing vertically. But it's internal. I don't think it makes a difference though.

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Old 07-20-2004, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Correct, you won't lose any performance by standing the HDD up vertically.
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Old 07-20-2004, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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but the data may fall to the bottom of the HDD and if your not careful, it may leak out of any cracks in the seam of the HDD. j/k
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its like a cdrom drive . . .

some thin computers have it vertical, but i havnt seen much difference in speed, if any
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Thanks for the replies, I have it standing vertically right now. It also seems to dissipate heat better when standing vertically.
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Wont bring difference, do sa u like, even invert it .

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