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post #11 of 15 Old 11-07-2008, 04:52 PM
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Does anybody know if the same applies for optical drives?
Optical drives can also be run in any orientation, HOWEVER, if you run a tray style drive vertically you may find that your disc keeps falling out and (if you manage to get the tray closed) into the drive innards. Slot loading drives can be run in any orientation.
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I prefer horizontal mounting..... Giggity Giggity

But on a serious note, yeah, either way is fine haha

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Thank you very much.
I forgot to mention, if you run your tray style optical drive vertically, you no longer have a working cup holder.

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post #15 of 15 Old 03-28-2011, 09:11 PM
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Hi all, new to the forums wave2.gif

have a little question that seemed to fit this topic,

is it true that there is some danger in switching a drive from vertical to horizontal or horizontal to vertical after it has already been running one way?

normally i would just leave it alone but if i could move my hdd up from the vertical slots on the bottom of my case to the horizontal bays closer to my optical drive, it would allow me to run only one power cable to them rather then two. right now i have two sata power cables running one to each drive, and they both have two plugs, which is creating alot of wire clutter.

i already have a adapter tray type thing that would allow me to install the hdd in the horizontal bay, i think thats what its for at least, it was in the case when i bought it.

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but thanks to some lurking on these forums i've been learning a lot.

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