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Windows 7: Why are hard drives open at the bottom?

25 Apr 2013   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There is no reason to worry about a hard drive in your area, I should be so lucky, I got off the plane there on a job once, and I was like WOW

There or Texas is where I`d like to move, but I gotta be near the Ocean to fish.


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25 Apr 2013   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
There is no reason to worry about a hard drive in your area, I should be so lucky, I got off the plane there on a job once, and I was like WOW

There or Texas is where I`d like to move, but I gotta be near the Ocean to fish.
I got out of my Issuzu at work one night and raised a spark so big and bright, someone over 50 feet away saw it. I get zapped almost every day at home, some days worse than others. Winter is worst.
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25 Apr 2013   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Wear rubber shoes all the time.


You raised a spark because you are just so Electric.
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25 Apr 2013   #14
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

LF, it's just your electric personality !
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25 Apr 2013   #15
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

If you look real close, you can see 4 holes where the heat sink fan to cool the hard drive goes.
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25 Apr 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's a nice article concerning hard drives. HDD from inside: Main parts
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25 Apr 2013   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
If you look real close, you can see 4 holes where the heat sink fan to cool the hard drive goes.
Those holes are not for mounting a fan. They are for mounting the HDD from the bottom instead of the side.
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25 Apr 2013   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I was gonna say that, as I`ve never seen a hard drive come with a cooling fan, that`s a custom thing, but didn`t want to offend anyone.
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25 Apr 2013   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Y'all beat me to the punch.
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26 Apr 2013   #20
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Well I'm still no wiser.

My original question re possible damage by touching the exposed pcb came to me whilst swapping out a hdd (something I seem to do all the time - repairs, tinkering etc). I seem to handle hdds much more than ram or motherboards, so there's a slightly greater risk of static problems.

In normal use a hdd (like mobo, ram etc) would be installed once and never touched again, so the chance of static damage is the same as ram and mobo, although I think someone installing a hdd for the first time would expect the case to go all the way round and could accidently touch the circuitry just taking the hdd out of the box.

I guess the answer to the exposed hdd pcb is ease of manufacture.

Jed, unused anti static wrist strap hanging on hook on wall . . .
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