On 4 jan 2009, at 14:35, "Glen Barber" <glen.j.bar...@gmail.com> wrote:

On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Aryeh M. Friedman <aryeh.fried...@gmail.com >
Small related question is there any long term harm to laying a disk on it's side (i.e. it lays flat when the tower is up right but on it's side
squeezed into a rack)

The ideal answer is 'no'.  The 'safe' answer is 'possibly'.  In other
words, I wouldn't do it personally, but I don't expect it to cause
harm.  I'd suspect it'd be more succeptible to a head crash in a
vertical position.

Most drives in an drive array are on their side, seems not to be any problem.

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