Originally Posted by beldecca
So, I'm wondering if the shock of her, er, bouncing is putting extra shock on the drives of the hard drive in the htpc (which is almost always on).
So, is this a concern?
Is there anything to do to minimize damage?
Inertia being what it is, the fact that the drives are bouncing vertically will probably shorten their lives by a tiny amount.
But as long as they're firmly attached in the case, and the case isn't bouncing around on its shelf, then the only parts at risk are the bits that maintain the space between the platters and the drive heads. And that's probably not enough of a risk to cause a significantly early drive failure.
So, two actions to take:
1) Back up your data.
2) Relax and enjoy the bouncing.