iMac storage shelf for an external 2.5" HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tjmckay4, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Tjmckay4 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2014
    Perth, West Aus
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    There'd be no problem Velcroing it.

    The old rule with spinners is to format it in the position you'll be using it in. If upside down, format it upside down, etc.

    In practice, it makes little difference. But if you want to be extra cautious, then do it that way.

    Drives just need to be relatively stable when in use. Ideally not swinging around or being subjected to unnecessary vibrations like dropping, etc.

    It's being bounced around that they don't like. If it's sitting still, it's not particular about its position or angle.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Here's another vote for just using some Velcro to attach it to the back of the stand…
  4. hfg, Jul 5, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017

    hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    This is a Seagate BackupPlus 4TB RAID0 hard disk simply velcro mounted to the stand. I have it partitioned as a 1TB bootable daily clone of the internal 1TB SSD, and 3TB of storage for music, libraries, documents, etc. which don't need SSD speeds.

    It works fine. Doesn't need to be either vertical or horizontal ... otherwise how would they survive in laptop computers!

    If you really want a shelf ... check out the TwelveSouth Mac Backpack:

    iMac with attached disk drive.jpg

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