Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

POLL: 3.5" Hard drive survivor

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • POLL: 3.5" Hard drive survivor

    I'm still in the planning stages of my car pc and just wanted to see what people's experiences with 3.5" (desktop) hard drives are.

    Are you running [have you run] a desktop hard drive on your car pc? If so,
    a) What brand / size (GB)/ rpm
    b) How long has it been running with no problems / when did it die?

    Trying to figure out if the reduced cost/mb of destop hard drives are actually worth it..

  • #2
    YES! I'm running a 3.5" desktop hard drive. Sorry I don't have all the brand name/ rpm info but I can tell you it's name brand Seagate, Maxtor or someone, and it's the faster speed. 40gb.

    It's been running for three months with no problems. I've driven it over unpaved washboard roads in Arizona and the crater-like pot hole infested roads of Flint, MI. No problems so far. Nothing special for suspension, just a lexan case... but maybe that is special.
    http://www.arizonasportcompacts.com

    Comment


    • #3
      60 gig maxtor.. lasted me 3 years and is no my htpc drive

      I'm not sure of the rpms.. i think its a 7200
      '98 Explorer Sport
      http://mp3car.zcentric.com (down atm)
      AMD 800mhz 192megs RAM 60gig hard drive 9 inch widescreen VGA
      80% done

      Comment


      • #4
        120 GB Maxtor 7200. Ran fine for 6 months and then became corrupted. Restored it, and its working fine.

        That little incident made me buy Acronis true image...

        Cheers,

        Comment


        • #5
          There was a HUGE batch of BAD 120GB Maxtor 7200 RPM drives couple years back. Out of 6 I bought, 4 died within 6 months.

          Comment


          • #6
            Nothing wrong with a normal desktop hard drive in your CarPC as long as

            1. Ensure that it sits in an adequate airflow and doesn't overheat

            2. That it is mounted HORIZONTALLY and never vertically

            They will stand up to almost anything that your car suspension can handle (unless perhaps if you drive an H1 Hummer LOL)

            Steve
            Hitachi 160GB

            RV : Samsung Q1 + Kyocera KR1 (EVDO) + GPS<br>
            Car: AMD 3000+ Book PC + Lilliput 8" Touch + 13" TFT

            Webmaster for the European Ford Scorpio Site

            Comment


            • #7
              Western Digital 180Gb 8M Cache 7200RPM running fine for 3 months now.

              Comment


              • #8
                160GB Maxtor 5400 RPM sitting vertical, running fine for about 3-4 months, has travelled at least 7000 miles in that time.
                Audi S8 supercar
                Modded Xbox 400GB HD
                Rear 7" screen & navplus

                Toyota Hiace Van
                Shuttle PIII 866 256Mb 10GB OPUS powered
                MediaCar & Mappoint 2004
                Custom fit 7" TFT VGA TSK

                Comment


                • #9
                  40gb WD

                  The screen broke, the drive goes strong.
                  Welcome, cdm.
                  You last visited: 09-13-2006 at 02:42 AM
                  Private Messages: Unread 0, Total 3.

                  Wow.. how things have changed in 4 years. Gone are the days of mcgyver and datalux

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    40GB Seagate U Series 5400, mounted flat, been fine for a year. No issues.
                    89 Celica, CarPC installed, 1st bday :)
                    http://www.fishy.net.nz/carpc/
                    • MediaEngine
                    • Epia V8000
                    • 80GB WD 7200RPM HD
                    • Xenarc 700TS
                    • SB Live
                    • Opus 90W
                    • CIMR100 remote
                    • Deluo serial GPS
                    • D-Link USB radio wired to power antenna

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      80gb maxtor 8mb cache 3.5 - no probs.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SteveC
                        Nothing wrong with a normal desktop hard drive in your CarPC as long as

                        1. Ensure that it sits in an adequate airflow and doesn't overheat

                        2. That it is mounted HORIZONTALLY and never vertically

                        They will stand up to almost anything that your car suspension can handle (unless perhaps if you drive an H1 Hummer LOL)

                        Steve
                        Hitachi 160GB
                        ahhh, am I missing something? wasnt the general idea that it was mounted VERTICALLY (as opposed to horizontally in a desktop pc?)
                        2000 Jeep Cherokee
                        -CarPC: [_____]50% complete
                        -planning done, still need a few parts
                        -In-dash motorized VGA is finally out, need $$$
                        -Need to replace factory HU

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          This is what my old Seagate can take: Shock in excess of 75 G. That is pretty much I think!!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            This is when the drive isn't operating. When it operates the G's it can handle are more less...
                            100% done
                            Moving on new box in the trunk

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              HA who will put 75 Gs of force when the 3.5" drive is operating I mean most people put the drive into their home computers which never move. I'd like to see some people post that did have crashes.
                              Mine needs to be updated.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X