Is having the My Cloud stand leaning on something bad for the drive?

It was leaning on my router and I was wondering if that is bad for the drive.

What about if you lay it flat on its side on the floor? I guess that’s less dangerous because it won’t fall to the side and receive shock because it’s already on its side.

I suggest you read the User Manual, see P.9.

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cat0w (USA)

Thank you, I see that it can overheat if not upright. 

If the floor on which it is standing is a bit dusty, is it possible that it will draw too much dust into the device and clog the fan if there is one?