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Mount wd reds upside down

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  • Hard Drives
  • Western Digital
  • Cases
  • Servers
  • Storage
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January 24, 2013 12:09:31 PM

Howdy there folks,

I plan on using an old pc case for a little server with some newly bought wd reds. oddly enough though, it mounts hdds upside down. anyone have opinion on the effect to longevity and stability of this?

thanks!!

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a c 316 G Storage
January 24, 2013 12:16:24 PM

IMHO, no effect. I have mounted hard drives right-side up, sideways, upside-down, and held in midair by rubber bands. (the latter is to reduce noise from my Velociraptor.)

Moving the case while the drive is spinning may not be good for the drive.
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January 24, 2013 12:54:03 PM

That is a genius idea. I'm going to hang all my harddrives.

+1 As long as they aren't moved mounting wont matter
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a c 316 G Storage
January 24, 2013 1:26:34 PM

There are probably easier ways to quiet them. I used a commercial product meant to install a noisy 2.5" disk in a 3.5" bay. Voided the warranty, too, as I had to remove the Velociraptor from the "Icy Bay" dock, which is a well-known noise amplifier.

Check out the pictures: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19...
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January 24, 2013 1:38:12 PM

That is great. Doing it now with all my HDDs
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a c 316 G Storage
January 24, 2013 2:45:33 PM

Post a pic sometime.
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January 30, 2013 11:01:31 PM

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