Any reason why you carn't fit a HDD on its Side ?

  Giggle n' Bits 19:51 16 Apr 2006
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ok have a Lian Li PC60 case and becase of very close contact to Conectors on case to SATA cable on HDD and some capacitors in the way this case has the availablity to fit the HDD on its side but not sure if you can or carn't.

Any reason why you shouldn't fit a HDD on its side please.

  rmcqua 19:54 16 Apr 2006

I have seen plenty of HDDs mounted on their sides with no apparent ill effect. I don't know what, if any, effect it might have on long term reliability, though.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:58 16 Apr 2006

Mine are fitted verticaly with connectors at top,
and work ok.

  woodchip 19:59 16 Apr 2006

none, but you are better keeping it in that orientation if that's what you want

  rsinbad 20:00 16 Apr 2006

Mine is fitted vitical have piggybacked another drive on to it no problems.

  rsinbad 20:00 16 Apr 2006

Mine is fitted vitical have piggybacked another drive on to it no problems.

  Giggle n' Bits 20:53 16 Apr 2006

then is fine. Happy Easter everyone and thanks, see you later.

  Stuartli 21:28 16 Apr 2006

One bloke suspends his hard drive using elasticated cord to reduce the noise levels(!):

click here

  Ray5776 21:33 16 Apr 2006

from a purely mechanical point of view mounting HDDs
vertically will reduce their lifespan, not something to worry about though as they will probably be replaced before failure, just making a point.

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