I’m an IT engineer by profession. For years, I’ve advised clients to always run their mechanical hard drives in the horizontal position (never in the vertical position) to avoid damaging the drives.
My information is a little old. Does the recommendation still apply on WD drives or is the drive’s position no longer relevant? Does running the drive upside down have a negative impact on the hard drive?
This question is mainly aimed at WD representatives and engineers as they would be the most familiar with the designs of current gen disks. If non-WD members of the community have researched this topic as well or have run drives in the vertical position for over 5 years with no failures, I’d also like to hear their feedback as well.