[rescue] Running an ultra 60 on its side

Dave K davek08054 at gmail.com
Wed May 30 07:52:14 CDT 2007

On 5/30/07, Jonathan Groll <lists at groll.co.za> wrote:
> Can an ultra 60 be run on its side?

I don't have an Ultra 60 to look at, but I think of two things that
might be an issue running a system on it's side.

First is airflow, as mentioned in another reply.  Make sure there is
sufficient free space around all of the case openings.  You may also
want/need to leave some space between multiple system to allow airflow
over the cases.

Second is drive positioning.  I haven't seen this documented as much
on newer drives, and may now not be an issue, but there have been
disks that only wanted to be mounted in certain orientations.  The
usual "bad" orientations were with the connector side being on top or
bottom, and I think I remember some that were fussy about whether the
PC board side was up or down, but that could be a false memory.

Dave K
Unix Systems & Network Administrator
Mount Laurel NJ

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