Velcro Hard Drive to side of desk

Do you think that if I Velcro a disk to the side of my desk there would be problems w vibration from the disk spinning that might cause a problem?
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Joseph HornseyConnect With a Mentor President and JanitorCommented:
Won't be a problem at all.  People just might make fun of you.  LOL

It is an actual external drive enclosure and not just the disk itself?

(And I'm kidding about making fun of you.  I've got all kinds of crap velcro'ed under my desk.)
Martin MillerConnect With a Mentor CTOCommented:
No problem, just keep the orientation completely vertical or horizontal.
William FulksConnect With a Mentor Systems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
No, but it'd be better protected if you bought an enclosure for it. They run @ $20-30 and can turn any hard drive into a portable external USB drive.
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Joseph HornseyConnect With a Mentor President and JanitorCommented:
Ditto William - that's why I asked about it... it needs to be protected.  You don't want to stick velcro on the disk itself.
nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
the disk spinning should not cause problems - but shocks to the desk and disk can cause early malfunctioning of the drive
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Right...every time you bump your knee or chair against the desk, it'd be like kicking the computer.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Just curious as to why you would want to velcro a hard drive to the side of a desk, are you willing to elaborate?

In any case, if I would do such a thing, I'd take an SSD drive instead ;)
and also - a spinning disk can cause a lot of noise too - depending on the model, and how it's fixed to the desk !
Martin MillerCTOCommented:
Can we close this ?
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