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[ The PC Guide | Systems and Components Reference Guide | Hard Disk Drives | Construction and Operation of the Hard Disk ]

Hard Disk Packaging and Mounting

This section discusses issues related to how the drive is packaged and mounted into the system. Packaging and mounting considerations are vital to any consideration of the reliability of a drive, due to its very sensitive components. This includes a look at the exterior of the hard disk, a discussion of how the drive is sealed against contamination from the outside air, and how drives should be oriented for maximum reliability.

I also discuss here some issues related to drive handling, and also matters of cooling that are relevant to newer, faster drives. Finally, a discussion is provided on the differences between OEM and retail hard disks, a confusing matter that leads to many questions by hard disk buyers.

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