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Re: [opensuse] Hard disks in vertical position?
On 16/09/13 22:42, Greg Freemyer wrote:

Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx> wrote:
On Saturday, September 07, 2013 07:17:14 PM Istvan Gabor wrote:
2013. szeptember 7. 15:11 napon "Carlos E. R."
Years ago I remember that hard disks had to be positioned
printed board facing down. The documentation said so. If you wanted
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

HP Proliant microserver has slots for hard disk in vertical position.
Therefore I think either horizontal or vertical position is OK.
We use a few chassis where the disks are mounted vertical. These are
used in
vehicles on roads of varying quality, meaning they have been exposed to

various influences all the time. So far we have not had a problem.

Do you use normal drives? Or laptop drives?

Laptop drives are designed to take more physical abuse.


'Laptop drives designed to take more physical abuse'?!

What do you actually mean by "physical abuse"?

I am looking right now at a Seagate HDD in one of my computers and the label on the HDD states that the warranty on it is void if the HDD is subjected to more than 350Gs of shock! :-)

So are you saying that the laptop drives can take even more abuse that this?


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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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