Originally posted by FutureProof
>...hehe, "normal"?! Why isn't 45 or 270 degrees 'normal'? 45 is a great angle for gunners, not so good for mortars
If you plan to shoot harddisks at the enemy i'm sure you could use the appropriate angle :bigsmile: Would make excellent projectiles , the harddisk materials are pretty strong alloys. Too bad they can't handle that much heat. I think you'd be shooting a blob of metal , what used to be an harddisk , once it's outside the mortar
Thing is that the components are constant in motion and if you use a 45 or 270 degree angle, eventually gravity combined with the other forces (remember heat ?) will bend the material. Mind you that this can take years to happen , but for reliability it's not advisable
I'd still recommend 0 degrees (viewing from the connector , sticker up , electronics down) or 90 degrees (viewing from the connector , sticker left , electronics right).
For instance , the documentation of a Hitachi UltraStar 73LZX states :
- Using the appropriate brackets or rails, mount the
drive with any of its six surfaces facing down.
Retrieve any loose screws or parts from within the
The comb :