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    I have attached an image of my harddrive mounting idea to help reduce shock. Comments?
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    Looks creative, but something like that might be more risk to your hard drive than normal shock. Not sure though, but I think i a lot of people get by without shock protection.
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    • #3
      Here's my idea...
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      • #4
        The springs will make the shock worse. However, replace the the springs with rubber or a dense foam then they would act as dampers to reduce shock and vibration.
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        • #5
          however you mount it, it cannot have a hard end of travel stop. Move the drive in all directions, if it hits a hard stop it's no good. The screws will slap around in the holes causing shock worse than the original acceleration.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by pip
            The springs will make the shock worse. However, replace the the springs with rubber or a dense foam then they would act as dampers to reduce shock and vibration.
            Exactly what I did. Been fine for nearly 5 years.
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            • #7
              the slapping of the spring will depend on the spring rates of the springs
              If I use really stiff springs with rubber bumpers, there will be no "Slapping".
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              • #8
                That plate with the holes in it that heve the springs on either side- What happens when the screws start banging the sides of the holes? You can't make the holes too small or it will bind, so there will be play. I vote for the foam too.
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                • #9
                  u guys using foam dont worry about heat issues?
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                  • #10
                    As long as you only use small rubber/foam pads and don't encase the drive there shouldn't be a problem. Encasing it in foam/rubber would kill the drive rather quickly.
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                    • #11
                      You shouldn't need either foam or springs - just solidly mount the case and drive so they don't bounce around and as long as your car suspension is not rock hard then it will be fine.

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                      • #12
                        You could just get one of these.... http://www.siliconacoustics.com/novibes3.html

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                        • #13
                          In my initial install I used little rubber grommets on the screws (screwed into the mounting holes on the bottom of the drive) and kept the screws reasonably loose so the rubber was holding the drive up. Worked fine.

                          Though in my new case, the drive sits in its own little removable caddy with no shock protection. No issues.
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                          • #14
                            yeah its no problem really most drives can take shocks of a g or two already. Mount it securely and don't worry about it. If your loosely mounted then your more apt to a serious shock.

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                            • #15
                              You could just get one of these.... http://www.siliconacoustics.com/novibes3.html
                              I donno about that one, it's made to dampen vibration, not provide shock protection/suspension.

                              My car has a hard *** ride, I'm mounting the hard drive on some foam, then I'm using an IDE cable that has the extra bar on top of the connector. I'm going to have the cables go to the drive with a nice gentile s curve in the cables so movement wont fatigue the wires. Just enough foam to take the edge off the vibration and bumps.
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