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Mounting drives upside down, sideways, not inside-out.

November 5, 2011

From the Western Digital Disk installation guide at:

“To allow maximum performance in any orientation, the drives feature side and bottom mounting holes.”

From the Seagate drive installation guide at:

“Note. You can mount the drive in any orientation, however, the most common orientation is with the circuit board down.”

 In general, mount drives any way you like, except inside-out.

I’ve had a several Western Digital drives die on me in the 2011, but no issues with their Seagate counterparts in the same PCs.  Has anyone else experienced something similar or different?

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