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Standard Size Hard Drives?

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  • Standard Size Hard Drives?

    Im trying to go the cheap route and avoid laptop hard drives. Is this wise? I dont think it would make a huge impact even over time... Yeah so laptop portables are designed for this. But I dont mind if 2 years from now my drive takes a **** from abuse if it save me a lil at setup... Also I plan to position the drives in a sidewise position to avoid from the heads crashing onto the cylinders.

    Your thoughts please...

  • #2
    I think it would be just fine. I had a 5.25" BIGFOOT TX in my car mounted vertically for six months. Still has no bad sectors to this day. I've dropped on the floor and it still runs. Now, that is a very good hard drive. Large capacity 3.5" drives these days are a lot pickier.


    • #3
      Originally posted by c0rrupti0n
      Your thoughts please...
      My thoughts are that if you don't mind the size and power consumption, then do it.
      Old Systems retired due to new car
      New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.


      • #4
        I have the same desktop drive for 4+years...
        D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

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