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Re: [opensuse] Hard disks in vertical position?
On 07/09/13 23:11, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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Years ago I remember that hard disks had to be positioned horizontally, printed board facing down. The documentation said so. If you wanted to place them vertically, the documentation also specified which face had to look down, but warned that the wear would be worse.

So I always put them horizontally, without thinking.

But I'm about to place one vertically, and I don't see any mention of this in the documentation. Have things changed, or have I missed something in the docs?

I'm using seagate:

Model Family: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 (AF)
Device Model: ST500DM002-1BD142

Put the HDD vertically - either side to the side, makes no difference.

The read/write head rides on a cushion of air so it makes no difference if the HDD is horizontal or vetical. What applies to the old floppy disks applies to HDDs.


Using openSUSE 12.3, KDE 4.11.1 & kernel 3.11.0-2 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX550Ti 1GB DDR5 GPU

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