HDD fitment

  ams4127 19:10 14 Feb 2003

Pardon my total ignorance on this matter, but is it possible to fit a HDD upside down?

Come on, stop laughing! I always understood that a HDD should be fitted with the label side upwards and the circuit board part on the bottom. This also puts the connections (IDE, Power etc.) on the bottom.

The reason I ask is that I have just fitted a second HDD and noticed that the original (which has been causing much grief) was upside down. Could this have caused my problems?

  woodchip 19:18 14 Feb 2003

They should work in any plane but once fitted and run for sometime are best left in the same plane

  Lú-tzé 19:22 14 Feb 2003

I don't think its positioning is the cause of it - often in midi towers they can be on their side. Still, that is always a first!

  ams4127 19:54 14 Feb 2003

Thanks woodchip and Lú-tzé.

I've repositioned mine and it is quieter than before. Not only that, but CHKDSK reports no errors on the drive....for the first time ever!

Maybe, just maybe.....!

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