Hard Drives: horizontal vs vertical mounting
Hey guys, I'm wondering what you all think about the vertical mounting of hard drives in a computer case versus the horizontal style of mounting them?
I've done lots of googling on this a while back and the general opinion seemed to be that either method is safe enough for the hard drive, but in my new build from just a few weeks ago, the brand new WD 640 GB drive that was installed to a vertical mount bracket is already making some noises. My guess is that it's not the mounting style causing the issue but rather a faulty hard drive.
Anyway, I'm just wondering if any of you have ever had troubles with hard drives that you believe were caused by the mounting method?