Is it ok to put my externalk HD on its side?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sceneshifter, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Sceneshifter macrumors 6502

    Sceneshifter

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    Hello, I have an Iomega® UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive FireWire® 400/USB 2.0 as it seems to do what I need & was at a discount here. Now my question is pretty simple, this harddrive seems to be made to look like a mac pro, but I truly couldn't care less about that, so is it ok (as in no harm done) for the disk if I take away that little foot and put the thing on its side? I prefer it that way because it's just more stable then, and that's pretty important for me!

    Please let me know, thanks!
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

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  3. Sceneshifter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And this will be no problem to possible 'heat' issues?

    Thanks for the lightning fast reply :)
     
  4. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Unless you block the ventilation holes you should be ok.
     
  5. Sceneshifter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just unpacked it, and just wanted to say (not having used yet) that it looks absolutely awesome... It's very nice aluminium, looks nice even when put on the side, and the fans are on the back so hopefuly I'll be ok :)
     
  7. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I don't think it should be a problem, as long as the ventilation isn't being blocked. After all, in towers, I doubt that all brands of computers place the hard drive in the same orientation...
     

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