Re: UDB position

Miguel Avillez (pancho@astro1.ce.uevora.pt)
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 20:35:53 +0000 (WET)

hello

yep I noted that. It works fine standing vertically... also it stoped the
lowsy noise the disk was producing...

On Mon, 25 Nov 1996, Maurice Hilarius wrote:

> At 11:19 AM 11-25-96 +0000, you wrote:
> >
> >hello
> >
> >I have a newbie queation?
> >
> >Is there any problem a UDB having a vertical position or should it be
> >horizontal?
> >
> >I am doing this question because I always heard about put things sideways
> >(in this case is vertically) would damage the HDD. Is this true?
> >
> No. Hard drives are designed to run "flat" or on their side. The only way
> you do _NOT_ want to run it is upside-down. That is because their is a
> thrust bearing on each end of the disk spindle. It is heavier on the bottom
> side, and therefore will not last as long upside-down. Apple computers
> learned this the hard way on the Mac "Classic" a few years ago, when a large
> number of hard drives failed at about 1 year. They were mounting them
> upside-down.
> In point of fact one of the biggest issues with the UDB is cooling, and when
> it is on its side in the stand it gets slightly better airflow due to
> convection. You will note that the air exhaust vent is on the top when the
> UDB is on its side.
>
> Cheers,
> Maurice
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