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    hard drive mounting

    back a few years ago most carputer installations involved mounting the hard drive vertically. now i see mostly all the installs on this site with the hard drive mounted horizontally. i am wondering what is the way to go? or does it even matter?!

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    It's debatable, both sides of the argument have intuitive sounding reasoning. Just mount it however fits your needs best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o45739 View Post
    back a few years ago most carputer installations involved mounting the hard drive vertically. now i see mostly all the installs on this site with the hard drive mounted horizontally. i am wondering what is the way to go? or does it even matter?!
    That is a debate that will never end.
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    Hard drives are cheap, so just mount it however you want, and when it dies... get a bigger one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis5587 View Post
    Hard drives are cheap, so just mount it however you want, and when it dies... get a bigger one
    Interesting thought.... Have you had a drive fail in the car?
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    actually... yes, kinda but it was a little iffy to begin with.

    ps it was mounted horrizontally

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    and after checking your sig... i feel i should also mention that i replaced it (it was a 3.5") with a 2.5", and mounted it vertically i got into a pretty bad accidnet where it was thrown around a bit, and it was fine

    ...actually the music never stopped playing the whole time, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis5587 View Post
    and after checking your sig... i feel i should also mention that i replaced it (it was a 3.5") with a 2.5", and mounted it vertically i got into a pretty bad accidnet where it was thrown around a bit, and it was fine

    ...actually the music never stopped playing the whole time, lol
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    yeah I was fine, but the car was totaled , figures it was just 3 days after finnishing my fiberglassed sub box enough to put in the car (needed to be carpeted/painted)... so basically 2 months work, for 2 days of listening and experience for a life time

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