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    Hard drive installation

    Just an oddball question....

    Installing drives vertically, yeah or nay?

    The reason I ask is that I got an odd ball case and there is a chamber that allows you to install 4 drives vertically.

    Anyone know of the pro's and con's of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripe View Post
    Just an oddball question....

    Installing drives vertically, yeah or nay?

    The reason I ask is that I got an odd ball case and there is a chamber that allows you to install 4 drives vertically.

    Anyone know of the pro's and con's of this?
    In my old Lian-Li case the hard drives were placed vertically. Don't think it makes any difference at all.

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    I think these days it should be fine... there used to be myths about the extra pull of earths gravity giving you extra seek speed or vica versa and making it slower etc Or more susceptible to side way knocks and crashing the head into platters...

    Check the HD manufacturer for recommendations on installation. I have my SATA2 drive in external case mounted vertically on its side, no issues, but it is a little noiser?

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    LOL

    I never thought there'd be an issue, its actually the first case though that I've seen a HD cage that mounted vertically (trust me, took me an hour trying to figure out why they gave me a HD have that I couldn't mount drives horizontally).

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    I have never had any issues from installing Hard drives vertically.I've came across quite a few PC's that do this i have seen it in alot of Dell PC's but never heard of any issues from it.

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    If you have to use that specific case, then I'm sure there would be no issues. The HDs aren't 10k or 15k cheetah's etc?

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    No, I mounted the 10k's horizontally. The 7.2's are the only ones that are currently vertical.

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    Hook up a microphone, and let us hear those babies whirl ...

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    Lots of servers mount hdd vertically usually side on but some longwise and a lot of oems do to - HP, Packard Bell, Dell etc...
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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    Yep, don't the blade servers etc, have 10 disks mounted on their sides?!

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