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Topic # 87253 23-Jul-2011 18:16
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I've got a Samsung G3 external, and it looks like I can use it horizontally or vertically ...but it only has rubber feet for vertical standing. ...that means I don't know how to use it horizontally "label up" instead of "label down" (...which I'm told is very important when it comes to drive longevity, because of how heat dissipates).

I'm really not a techy person, so does anyone know if I can figure out which is the right way up without pulling apart the enclosure?

one guess I had was that the power socket is on the right side of a drive that is facing label-up, so maybe that's the way I should sit it. ...but there is a label with a serial number on the 'bottom' (when vertical), and that would be upside down if the power plugged in at the 'left' (when horizontal).

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  Reply # 497237 23-Jul-2011 23:38
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  Reply # 497556 25-Jul-2011 12:23
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cheers!!



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  Reply # 497571 25-Jul-2011 12:51
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edit:
I'm not sure how accurate those instructions are.
I've mangled the lovely enclosure and still not manged to get the sides loose to remove the top -- it's as if it's half glued!! ...can pry it open just far enough to see which way is up.

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  Reply # 497646 25-Jul-2011 15:08
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Lykho: edit: I'm not sure how accurate those instructions are. I've mangled the lovely enclosure and still not manged to get the sides loose to remove the top -- it's as if it's half glued!! ...can pry it open just far enough to see which way is up.

Could you not figure out the orientation just from watching the video?



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  Reply # 497663 25-Jul-2011 15:48
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gzt:
Lykho: edit: I'm not sure how accurate those instructions are. I've mangled the lovely enclosure and still not manged to get the sides loose to remove the top -- it's as if it's half glued!! ...can pry it open just far enough to see which way is up.

Could you not figure out the orientation just from watching the video?


the one in the video looked slightly different from mine, so I wanted to be sure.

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