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Topic   Mounting external HDD, on underside of desk, using velcro. Good or bad idea?

crashNburn
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
5-Jul-2017(#1)
I have an external hard drive I want to hide, by using velcro to mount it on the underside of my desk. I know it's fine to mount upside down, but would it be bad for the drive to use velcro, since it would kind of be dangling freely? It's a Seagate slim drive and doesn't really vibrate much while in use, so I don't see why it would be very harmful, if at all. Just wondering if anyone that has a better understanding of such things can give me a thumbs up or thumbs down on the idea?
d3vanj
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5-Jul-2017(#2)
Shouldn't cause any problems for you. I had my external HDD velcroed to the back of my laptop for almost a year and had no problems with it. It's not attached to my laptop anymore but the velcro is still on the bottom, never caused any damage or anything like that.

John
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5-Jul-2017(#3)
If the velcro is good enough, it should be fine.

If you don't need huge space, you might go with an SSD -- since then you don't have movement/vibration at all to worry about to slowly knock it loose.
crashNburn
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Canada
7-Jul-2017(#4)
Yeah, I'm hoping there's going to be a good deal on a SSD for Prime Day.

Thanks guys.
RagingShadow07
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7-Jul-2017(#5)
As long as it's not moving it's fine. They can work at pretty much any angle, but movement might cause the head to touch the platter, which is what would damage it.

SSD is a much better choice if you don't need space though, as John said. You can get a 500GB for like $140 or so.

Topic   Mounting external HDD, on underside of desk, using velcro. Good or bad idea?