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    Hi, I've already done a search but it's not pulling up what i want.

    Just a quick question. I want to mount my 3.5" WD 80gig HD in the back armrest totally enclosed with foam. Would this create any problems (ie. heat, etc)?? Or do i need to leave it fairly open with adequate ventilation?

    AUDI A4, 2.6 V6
    Audio: Morel, Audison, Hertz, Stinger, Pioneer
    Carputer: Mirco ATX, 2.4gHz, 256ram, 80gig, 7"touchscreen, Opus

    Unfortunately, that's the end! Was good while it lasted, but gotta sell the car.

  • #2
    heat would consume it until it burst into a spinning disk of fire.
    2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L SOHC-VTEC


    • #3
      Originally posted by binary.h4x
      heat would consume it until it burst into a spinning disk of fire.
      Agreed, however you could enclose your hard drive w/ say an 80mm fan and enclose it in foam, however I would not put that in your headrest. I can just see you getting into a head on collision and the doctors pull the HDD platter out of the base of your skull!!! LOL
      New CarPC on the way again I think. I miss my old one!!!


      • #4
        not that fun.
        if you have space enough to fit a cdrom drive in there, a harddrive mounted with air around it(and under) along with circulating air would work
        My cars