does angle of storing laptop on a laptop stand on a desk harm the hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sossity, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I recently bought this;

    and I like it so far, it elevates my macbook pro to a comfortable level, & the metal grill will hopefully allow the laptop to breath.

    this may be silly or OCD to ask, but I have spent quite a bit on this computer & want to be sure it lasts.

    But I wondered if it is safe to leave it like this on the desk, I ask because, is the angle bad for the internal hard drive? will it affect it at all? I notice being on the stand that the whole compute & it's hard drive are at an angle. I know it is not good to move the computer while the hard drive is accessing something, but am not sure about storing it/leaving it on my desk at an angle, will any gravity affect it?
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    Wow. Thats the exact stand that my friend has. He has no issues with his hard drive... So there's your answer :)
  3. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    the hard drive will be fine. what's bad is sudden movement.
  4. JacaByte macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
    A hard drive can run in any position and at any angle, even in zero-G in theory. (But not vacuum; the HDD will quickly overheat) Well, a MacBook wouldn't work in zero-G without disabling SMS because it'll think it's always falling.

    The only piece of electronic hardware that you have to worry about running in any position other than level with a desk is an optical drive; if you try to move one while it's reading/writing you'll scuff up disks, and if you try to use one by standing it on end it may also damage disks depending on the type of optical drive you use.
  5. Opstech macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2010
    Your MBP is made to be mobile. There is no harm to your MBP if it's in different positions. Enjoy your baby and relax. If anything goes wrong with your HDD and you take it in, i'm pretty sure an apple employee doesn't ask if it's been sitting in different positions.
  6. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010

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