Hard Drive Orientation

I was wondering if it's OK to mount a HDD vertically for a while... It doesn't say in any manuals or anything about the orientation, people's thoughts would be appreciated.
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  1. Vertical is fine for the life of the drive if you need. Most enterprise class storage arrays have the drives mounted vertically for packing efficiency. I was going to post an image of one but I don't have a high enough post count.

    off topic: maybe I should jump into more flame wars :lol:
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    Vertical is fine for the life of the drive if you need. Most enterprise class storage arrays have the drives mounted vertically for packing efficiency. I was going to post an image of one but I don't have a high enough post count.

    off topic: maybe I should jump into more flame wars :lol:


    +1 It's fine. Just try not to move the case around too much when it is running.... but that is good advice no matter how the hard drive is mounted.
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