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    Vibration-proof Hard Drive mounting

    Hello everyone,

    I ran into this thing while repairing the company's CNC Mill. It's the Hard Drive from the machine's Siemens Acramatic 2100 Control. It's used to mount the drive on the control and protect it from the constant vibration of the machine.

    I put this here because it wouldn't be hard to fabricate this.

    I plan on using it on my Car-PC project if I ever do get started.

    Anyway, here's the link, I hope it helps someone:

    Vibration-proof hard drive mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash_xx
    Hello everyone,

    I ran into this thing while repairing the company's CNC Mill. It's the Hard Drive from the machine's Siemens Acramatic 2100 Control. It's used to mount the drive on the control and protect it from the constant vibration of the machine.

    I put this here because it wouldn't be hard to fabricate this.

    I plan on using it on my Car-PC project if I ever do get started.

    Anyway, here's the link, I hope it helps someone:

    Vibration-proof hard drive mount.
    these have been covered before. I believe the general consensus was that it would be worse than nothing at all. If you hit a pot hole it is going to spring the hard drive into the case and cause more damage than if it was solid mounted.
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    Yea.... what we need is something Shock proof, not vibration proof
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    This one actually looks like it may work. When I stripped appart an old Sony cd changer, I noticed two springs like this that dappened some of the vibration.

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    Not in this case. I don't know if you can tell by the photos but the disk is surrounded by very soft foam, about 1/2 inch thick pads on all sides, so there's no way the drive is going to hit metal.

    Also, in the middle of each donut-shaped pad, there's a plastic guide to keep the drive from rotating.

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    i gutted out a CD changer out of a car. im using that mech to hold the hdd. will be nice a smooooth
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    I use a portable CD mount, it suspends the drive with soft rubber bushings.. I don't know how it will work out, but it went on a 1200KM roadtrip with mixed conditions with no probs. ..just lucky maybe?

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    Will that work if I am driving 60MPH off road?
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    I also think it'll work. Not sure about 60mph offroad though. Leaving your hd without shock/vibration proof is a crime
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    100KPH off road?.. I'd worry about other things at that speed.. If you have a bit of cash and want your PC off road, I'd recommend instead of a HD, get a DOC- it's a silicon drive. you can get then up to 6GB- looks just like a 2.5 in HD, all silicon, no moving parts.. PC thinks its a hard drive - all your media can be on a DVD.. www.tecsys.de. Good luck

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