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    hi

    I have a laptop carpc in a '99 e46 bmw

    I've managed to put everythng in place but now I would like to make it look decent

    what do you propose, how should I install the laptop in the trunk?

    a few musts:

    -it has to be set verticaly
    -it has to be shock proof
    -it has to be as much OEM like as possible

    tnx
    laptop based e46 carpc

  • #2
    Why must the laptop be vertical?

    And it will never be shock-proof.
    Your best bet is to attach the laptop securely to the chassis or body somehow and let the vehicle's suspension do its job. Admittedly, that is easier said than done.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      I would like it verticaly so the hdd would receive less shocks...

      now, I have a temporary "box" for the laptop, it is set verticaly and it has a sponge at the bottom for shock absorption...

      now I would like to make something nice
      laptop based e46 carpc

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      • #4


        The HDD is going to receive shocks regardless of the orientatio it is mounted.
        The debate is out as to whether vertical or horizontal mounting is better than the other. But whatever.

        Lose the sponge, or any other mechanism you think will reduce shock loads. They will do more harm than good.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          > it has to be shock proof
          > I would like it vertically so the hdd would receive less shocks


          Consider using an SSD (solid state drive) instead of a "mechanical" hard drive. SSDs are still more expensive, but they are not prone to failure due to vibration.

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          • #6
            SSD is waaay too expensive...


            Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post


            The HDD is going to receive shocks regardless of the orientatio it is mounted.
            The debate is out as to whether vertical or horizontal mounting is better than the other. But whatever.

            Lose the sponge, or any other mechanism you think will reduce shock loads. They will do more harm than good.
            I don't understand how will he sponge beneath the laptop do more harm than good

            but whatever....

            back to topic

            I was asking for an idea how to fabricate something, integrate the laptop in to the trunk...

            some pics maybe?

            laptop based e46 carpc

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