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    hard drive mounting questions

    can i mount a hard drive vertically and standing up? So flat against a wall as an example standing straight up tall?

    anyone see problems with that?
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    of course you can, most poeple recommend vertical anyway (personally i dont think it makes a difference), I dont see any issues with it being standing tall.
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    just make sure that its mounted parallel to the car so that if you make a hard stop, the read/write heads dont go crashing into the platters and totally ******* up the drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vchat20
    just make sure that its mounted parallel to the car so that if you make a hard stop, the read/write heads dont go crashing into the platters and totally ******* up the drive.

    BS.... it does not matter what orientation. Mount it firmly to the car.

    Any 'potential' HD failure will probably happensitting on a desk or be power related (not well regulated). Several desktop drives have been in aut crashes and not suffered a failure... Mine has been in several and is fine.
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    thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3
    BS.... it does not matter what orientation. Mount it firmly to the car.
    People have been fighting over this for years. Personally, what can it hurt to be extra cautious unless it's a mounting issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBFoxbat
    People have been fighting over this for years. Personally, what can it hurt to be extra cautious unless it's a mounting issue.
    It is a mounting issue. Firm mount and orientation does not matter. I have been in on most of the threads for those years you mention We have even seen a HD engineer state the the surfaces of drive platters are mostly un-scratchable due to the process used to make them
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3
    It is a mounting issue. Frim mount and orientation does not matter. I have been in on most of the threads for those years you mention We have even seen a HD engineer state the the surfaces of drive platters are mostly un-scratchable due to the process used to make them
    But can't you misalign the heads or bend the heads if they hit each other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    But can't you misalign the heads or bend the heads if they hit each other?
    Silly Octopus...
    The heads couldn't hit one another.
    they could, however, hit the platters. That would be, as they say, bad.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Silly Octopus...
    The heads couldn't hit one another.
    they could, however, hit the platters. That would be, as they say, bad.
    Yeh, I meant waht would happen if the heads hit the platters. Guess I phrased it wrong

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