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    I found thiswhile looking for a suitable small pcfor putting in my car. Not sure of prices yet. But from the blurb theyseem to be able to offer upto a core2duo fanless. Sounds interesting.

    "http://www.sumitsrl-uk.com/Products/RuggedPC.aspx"

    Rgds Yandman

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    Originally posted by yandman View Post
    I found thiswhile looking for a suitable small pcfor putting in my car. Not sure of prices yet. But from the blurb theyseem to be able to offer upto a core2duo fanless. Sounds interesting.

    "http://www.sumitsrl-uk.com/Products/RuggedPC.aspx"

    Rgds Yandman

    Or you can look for off the shelf small PCs and run for years trouble free without paying any premium for "rugged" |-|ardware.

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    • #3
      Rugged PC

      Hi,
      I agree,however, I've not seen any off the shelf rugged pc's this powerful at this size ?
      Maybe I'm wrong !!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by yandman View Post
        Hi,
        I agree,however, I've not seen any off the shelf rugged pc's this powerful at this size ?
        Maybe I'm wrong !!
        You missed my point... No need for rugged. - over rated, over priced, not needed.
        Off the shelf, sure because no one I know makes their own
        Small because that makes it fit in smaller places.

        I get that opinions vary ...
        TruckinMP3
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        • #5
          i agree with truckinmp3 on this one. while there might be some uses for a ruggedized pc, in most cases, the market does not involve most members of this forum.. many of the non-ruggedized components last just fine and for much, much less...
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          • #6
            Stick with a laptop hard drive and you are in good shape

            I agree that there is no need for a hardened PC. I remember reading somewhere in this forum that a crash that would be strong enough to frag your hard drive would be bad enough that the condition of your computer would be the least of your worries.

            I recommend a case that will mount 2.5" laptop style hard drives (or use an adapter), as they are less effected by road shock. Or go with a solid state drive and don't worry about it. I have never had a problem in 5+ years of road computing...

            I do recommend safe and secure mounting of all your wiring and components. This will save the hassle of locating a loose connection under the carpet or in the trunk. Be sure everything is fused adequately and use correct gauge wiring. Poor wiring can lead to fires and that is a real concern...

            Cheers

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            • #7
              Originally posted by yandman View Post
              I found thiswhile looking for a suitable small pcfor putting in my car. Not sure of prices yet. But from the blurb theyseem to be able to offer upto a core2duo fanless. Sounds interesting.

              "http://www.sumitsrl-uk.com/Products/RuggedPC.aspx"
              They give no indication whatsoever about what makes this PC "rugged".
              Chances are it is just a small formfactor PC in a tough-looking case with what appear to be specialized connectors.
              They will charge a hefty premium for the label of "rugged" when it really amounts to naught.


              Originally posted by Thefdog View Post
              I agree that there is no need for a hardened PC. I remember reading somewhere in this forum that a crash that would be strong enough to frag your hard drive would be bad enough that the condition of your computer would be the least of your worries.

              I recommend a case that will mount 2.5" laptop style hard drives (or use an adapter), as they are less effected by road shock. Or go with a solid state drive and don't worry about it. I have never had a problem in 5+ years of road computing...
              The jury is still out on whether a laptop drive is more durable in a vehicle or not.
              When you have users with 3.5" HDDs outlasting multiple vehicles, I don't know if there is any durability advantage either way .

              SSFs, on the other hand, are a different story.


              I do recommend safe and secure mounting of all your wiring and components. This will save the hassle of locating a loose connection under the carpet or in the trunk. Be sure everything is fused adequately and use correct gauge wiring. Poor wiring can lead to fires and that is a real concern...
              Excellent advice!
              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
              How about the Wiki?



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