SCreaming RD54 aka Maxtor 2190

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Thu Jan 18 13:51:51 2001

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Sellam Ismail wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, William Fulmor wrote:
> > I've had very good luck shutting up XT2190's and RD54's simply by
> > turning them upside-down. In my particular set up (old pee cee cases)
> > they also run _much_ cooler. That might present mounting and cabling
> > complications in your situation. YMMV.
> I can't say why (this is ignorant input :) but for some reason you're not
> supposed to run hard drives upside down. I'm sure some genius will pipe
> in now ;0)

But, of course! In the 'early' days, that was certainly true. However,
in the era of the XT8000 series - approximately the same as the XT2190 -
the documentation stated that it could be mounted in any position. They
did recommend not facing the circuit board towards a switch mode power
supply as some of them had rather high electromagnetic radiation,

Now days, it seems anything goes.
                                                 - don
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