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I tried to find an answer for such question, but I found answers only for not of SSDs (solid-state drive). From what I know SSD disk is much different than old hard disks.

The main problem for me is too much cables inside of my PC, so I put my SSD drive in diagonal position. I'm not sure if there is a risk that disk could slide down to vertical position over time, but for sure it's not placed horizontally. Does diagonal or vertical position affect the lifespan or in any different way can affect a SSD drive?

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SSDs have no moving parts at all. As long as your connectors don't experience forces they weren't designed to take (wrenching them out of their sockets), you should be fine. They can get damaged, but thats due to catastrophic damage. Their time to failure due to old age shouldn't be affected much by orientation. With a case that crammed I'd be worried about airflow and temperatures, but that would affect your entire system, not just your SSD, and be independent of orientation.

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Air flow is dependant on orientation ;) –  RobinJ Mar 1 at 15:34

SSDs are like pendrives, nothing happens when moved

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The mounting angle of a SSD should not have any influence on its lifespan.

(Assuming it does not slip down and blocks a fan, which would be bad for other components in your case)

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