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can HDDs be mounted upside down for looks or is this damaging to the spindle motor?
    
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Actually, great question, I want to know the answer too. Subscribed.
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I looked into the same thing. Doesnt seem to matter how there mounted on modern drives.
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ehh I have 3 HDDs in an upside down position rite now looks good and all but if it shortens lifespan, I got 4 drives in RAID0 lol.... i dont want one dieing early
    
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my raptors have been sitting upside down for months now and all is well
    
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All the components in a HDD are secured pretty well, i would be amazed if it shortened the life span.
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There shouldn't be any side effects, as far as I know. They're designed to run in any orientation.
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There aren't any side effects of running it upside down, right side up, in the space station, under water (alright, fine), etc. With the modern advances in technology, the orientation doesn't matter.
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Afaik you can put a hdd in any orientation you want, as long as its not moving...
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post #10 of 13
Design of a HDD is for anti-gravity, they can be any side up.
Remember the read/write heads float on the layer of air on the Platter,and the arms to the Heads are spring steal(in what i have stripped) and keep the heads towards the platters.
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