yeah im getting this HDD, now does it matter what way its facing when i put it in i see little contacts on the bottom as well as a logic board(right word, right?) will it short out on the metal in my case or something?
ah never mind i just remembered it doesnt sit flush wit the bottom my case has little things keeping it up (haf 912) and what (if anything) do i need to do with the installation... do i need to put in AHCI mode or something (i heard SSDS run nicer with it like that but what about HDDS?)
The contacts you can see are the SATA data & power connectors which will be covered when you install the drive - so it makes no diffderence which way up you install it.
the small circuit board will not be touching any part of your case when you install it - the drive has mounting holes for the screws that are positioned to ensure that the driver only touches the case on the sides.
oh im sorry i just figured... ah well... i wasnt really thinking yes im replacing my 320g ide drive from the 90s putting windows on the new one and using the old one as backup with another 120g drive, is there anything i need to do other then put it in and switch the jumpers on my ide?
Actually i might be giving away one of my IDE drives, but either way ill have one in there