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Re: [opensuse] Hard disks in vertical position?
On 2013-09-08 01:03 (GMT+0200) Carlos E. R. composed:

On Saturday, 2013-09-07 at 14:51 -0700, John Andersen wrote:

Carlos E. R. wrote:

Once asked a Hard Disk tech support guy (Hitachi) and he said any
orientation except upside down (meaning label side down). This
was specific to his drives, and had to do with the type of bearings used.

Makes sense.

This was back in the 90's so it probably doesn't matter these days.

Probably so.

Then the note I read about the position of the disk is probably obsolete
and applied to that brand and model and not to others.

Dell apparently isn't afraid of selling PCs with HDs installed upside down by design. I have one, an Optiplex GX270 SFF, which when used with optional stand orients the HD and DVD on their sides, otherwise DVD right side up and HD upside down. I have at least two different models of external drive case that induce upside down use as well, with a fan aimed at the bottom of the HD such that few would place the case in use with the fan blocked by the surface on which placed in order to have the HD right side up.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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