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    hello:
    I am new here posting but i been reading a lot so i don't ask to much but. this is not here

    I am putting a computer in my vehicle ( 1996 chevy van ) this is going in the midle of the seats

    is my hard drive ( maxtor 80g ) going to survive the spl of 8 woofers 154.1DB ?
    what can i do to prevent this. is there a long cable to take the hard drives to the back of the van ?
    the speaker box is built in the midle of the van there is no spl in the back but the floor vibrates

    thank you for the help and ideas

  • #2
    Wait... I don't understand what the heck you just said. You need to use some punctuation my friend, because all that running on is giving me a headache, and I certainly can't help you when I can't even understand the question...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by deadweasel
      Wait... I don't understand what the heck you just said. You need to use some punctuation my friend, because all that running on is giving me a headache, and I certainly can't help you when I can't even understand the question...
      sorry I can talk but. i can not write that good

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      • #4
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        • #5
          I only have one question. Is my hard drive going to survive the spl ??
          thank you

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          • #6
            lol @ 154.1 dB, i'd be more concerned about ur hearing than ur harddrive.
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            • #7
              my heaing is okay i don't play it loud all the time. my eyes jump and i can not drive with the volume up .
              but sometimes i play it loud for a few seconds and i belive that my HD is not going to like that

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              • #8
                Are you going to be running the audio output from your computer into a head unit or straight to your amps? Either way, your safest bet would be to install the entire computer in the back of the van behind the speaker box. Just use longer audio and video cables. If your spl is really that high, you still might need some extra protection for your hard drive.
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                • #9
                  the audio from the computer is going in to the A/V input of and alpine cva 1005 .
                  also I only have space for the computer under the front seat or inside the center console .
                  the back is almost full with batteries and amplifiers.there is space for the hard drive. If i can get a 17F long hard drive cable

                  is there any better hard drive ?
                  can i build any type of box for them?
                  thank you

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                  • #10
                    how long can the cable of the hard drive be ?
                    IF Is to long over 15 feet will create resistan ?
                    thank you

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                    • #11
                      As far as I know, regular IDE cable can't be more than about 3 feet long, and performance degrades with length on IDE so for best performance you shouldn't really be going longer than 1 or 2 feet.

                      You'll have to go with another type of hard drive, like maybe firewire or something, if you want to move the hard drive away from the motherboard.

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                      • #12
                        thank you. i found this
                        IOMEGA USB HD 40 GB FIREWIRE COMPATIBLE
                        the HD is going to be 16 feet away from the computer is this ok ?
                        thanks

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                        • #13
                          that should be fine, but unless things have changed (VERY POSSIBLE!) you can't boot from an external firewire drive (unless you're running a mac). I think you might be better off relocating the whole computer (minus screen), or just trying to isolate the harddrive.
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                          • #14
                            I am going to have the same problem, my stereo does just under 140 DB. I have decided to build a suspension system for the Maxtor 80Gb inside the trunk, a couple feet away from the subs. I hope it doesn't take too bad of a beating........

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                            • #15
                              Do not suspend the drive.... you can introduce a drive damaging bounce. Read up on HD mounting with the search function.
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