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    Can anyone give me some good advice on protecting my harddrive from the bumps in the road? Ive got it turned purpendicular to my truck to prevent crashing, and I got some foam under my computer, but it still stops sometimes, and I have to reboot. Any ideas, diagrams, or links to sites yall can send me? If you could please reply by email... Thanks again...

  • #2
    Can you actually HEAR your drive from your seat? When a drive gets nailed pretty bad, you can hear it spin down and back up again.

    If the drive isn't making any noises, it's possible it's a bad connection elsewhere. In fact, I once had a power supply that lost power occasionally on a bump.

    I also had a bad power connector on a hard drive though... and THAT was hard to fix, as I was SURE it was the drive crapping out due to vibration. I was wrong though, a touch more solder on the connections and it worked fine from then on...

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    • #3
      The computer stops or the hard drive stops?