Seagate Tech support, email 90 degrees preferred, but diagonal OK. Disable crontab's remove option in CLI Triangle area in sphere How to see if a plugin is active Is it right to use the verb Make here? November 8, 2012 Goldie01 Ditto The only hard drive that has failed on me was a Seagate mounted vertically in an external enclosure. Fact or fiction... http://ps3coderz.com/hard-drive/how-do-i-transfer-files-from-bad-sata-hard-drive-to-new-hard-drive.php
Keep them cool in an environment which doesn't experience extreme temperature changes (I've seen non-climate controlled warehouses wreak utter havoc on hard drives). I thought it was just Windows 7 screwing up but I tried accessing on Ubuntu, the same problem happens. It's driving me crazy! They did it to save money, but it also looked good. their explanation
I've given it a lot of stress over time. Horizontal Mounting solved GPU doesn't work if case is vertical, but works fine if case is horizontal? Many cases allow you to mount drives in vertical or horizontal configurations and external drives can be easily repositioned.
Orientation of the harddrive cannot be considered a realistic factor in computer life expectancy. But there's one possible caveat of making it vertical: Under situations where cooling is at premium and you don't have the means to increase cooling of your system, mounting the disk Upgrade An Easy Way to Bigger and Better. Vertical Ssd Mount Can anybody tell if there is some wearing in vertical position compared to horizontal?Click to expand...
A poster in the main article suggests specifically to mount a harddrive flat with the label up to promote cooling. Mounting Hard Drive Upside Down The system builders do that, and they have a strong interest in making sure everything is as reliable as possible to ensure return business. Ye, the pata cables sure looked fine with HDD bend 90 degree.. All laptops from this company which I cam across have hard drives mounted up side down.
When asked if the drive could be mounted at askew angles, their official positions were: Manufacturer Contact method Response ------- --------------------- --------------------- WD Tech support, email 90 degrees. Can You Lay A Computer Tower On Its Side After retrieving the data the drives have continued to work as video editing scratch pads for a year+ longer. Not all manufacturers say : some hdd are silent others make strange noises adepending on buyer luck.In practice not all hdd are so noisy . Thank you.
Hitachi: The drive will operate in all axes (6 directions). http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/195931en May 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM #10 Steevo Joined: Nov 4, 2005 Messages: 9,475 (2.32/day) Thanks Received: 1,972 System Specs System Name: MoFo 2 Processor: AMD PhenomII 1100T @ 4.2Ghz Motherboard: External Hard Drive Orientation Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community. Changing Hard Drive Orientation Once I get my new storage server in place, I'll flip them on their side and see how it goes Click to expand...
May 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM #3 DarkOCean Joined: Jan 28, 2009 Messages: 1,726 (0.59/day) Thanks Received: 447 Location: on top of that big mountain on mars(Romania) System Specs System Name: http://ps3coderz.com/hard-drive/which-2tb-hard-drive.php 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? 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. Hawkeye22May 26, 2011, 11:05 PM Four years later and people are still responding to this... Seagate Hard Drive Upside Down
If you run a drive at -20C and it fails, if you try to get it replaced under warranty the manufacturer can point to the spec sheet and tell you that No offense intended 1107Oct 9, 2009, 2:46 AM VERRY SIMPLE PROBLEM !THE DRIVE ANDL PLATERSS AT 7200 RPM HAS A GIROSCOPIC STABILISATION EFFECT AND IS NOT AFFECTED .BUT THE HEAD AND Then again, they were IBM Deathstars... :roll: #6 Imyourzero, Sep 18, 2004 Mik3y Banned Joined: Mar 2, 2004 Messages: 7,089 Likes Received: 0 i heard that mounting it vertically and http://ps3coderz.com/hard-drive/hard-drive-dissapears-after-installing-2nd-sata-drive.php 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
Doesn't hurt a thing. Is It Bad To Put A Laptop On Its Side I'm sure some physicists could disprove my theory, but I think it makes sense. A Dwarf threw out a cooling consideration: It shouldn't matter which way you do it these days.
Personally, in the machines I support, I have only seen horizontal drives fail, but that's mainly because 90% of the drives I have to do with are horizontal. This was due to the heads being affected by gravity and becoming misaligned with respect to the data. These computers are used to interface with a sattelite instrument and are classed as critical flight hardware. Horizontal Position Searchin4truthDec 30, 2011, 8:37 PM jecross said: Hello, I have a Dell computer in which the Seagate drive (installed vertically) failed in about 21 months.
Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Forums > Hardware and Technology > So... The warranty appears to exclude vertical mounting. useful reference permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]cantab314 0 points1 point2 points 10 months ago(0 children)My office has tons of CD/DVD drives that do that.
The more surface and/or air(speed) the better. Enjoy your life as you have it and don't reduce others' life's enjoyment. 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 I remember some OEM cases way back in the day (HP, Dell, or someone else).
I have had this experience with multiple hard drives.