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post #11 of 39
Reinforcing your floor is probably the easiest solution.
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Wouldn't be worried
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post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by Freekers View Post
But I wouldn't worry too much. Your laptop bounces too on your lap, doesn't it ?
But laptop drives are made to take shock more than desktop drives right?
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But laptop drives are made to take shock more than desktop drives right?
Yes, indeed they are. But not all that much more, just enough. And a lot of full size drives are pretty tough too. I've moved my PC around while running, bumped into it pretty hard, and almost dropped it once... still works!
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Just to defend her (she's a size 6 and very cute IMO)
proooove it.
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If you use mechanical HDDs, you can use these rubber anti shock mounts for them. I can't recall what company makes them though.
IBM/Lenovo used to put them on their drives, not sure if they still do though.

OT: Get a cheap SSD if you are uncomfortable and set the HDD to shut off when not being used.
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Cheap SSDs are small and your typical HTPC need tons of storage. I am right at 5 TBs now. I chose Greens because I know they are used in external drives and they run cooler.
    
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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.
    
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post #19 of 39
Get this:


my mom dropped one of my hard drives last year from about waist height.. I thought "great its dead" but threw it in my rig (corner actually got dented)


I think it'll be fine.
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You will be 100% fine.
Post pics or she doesn't exist.
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