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    I'm sure we all know that vibration is the enemy of harddrives, over time causing them to go corrupt... My question is, is there people that have had a moderate sub setup (like a solo 12") that has been running it for a good deal of time w/o any problems? I would like to beef up my stereo a bit for the carpc but am afraid of damaging the HD...
    Jim
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  • #2
    from what I remember from previous threads....it's not been a problem...

    I was running 143.~ dBs and didn't have a problem with my HD, thats not anything crazy in the world of SPL, but it's quite a bit louder than most street beaters out there in all reality.
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    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    • #3
      My original carpc we stored in the trunk. It was strapped down right next to my speaker enclosure containing a 12" MTX. I ran the system for around 2 years (this was back in 1999) I never had any problems with the disk.

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      • #4
        I have a 12 w7 pounding just inches away from my harddrive for over 6 months with 0 problems.

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        • #5
          The probability that the HD get damage by potholes, crappy roads/suspension(car) is 10 more than vibration from the subs.

          BTW, this type of question/concern come up very often.
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          • #6
            I kept corrupting my HD by having the sub box too close... I believe that the electromagnetic field is probably the harshest part of the car environment... I didn't figure it out for a long time and it was really beginning to frustrate me... now the only time I have to reformat and reinstall is because I upgraded the HD... I know that people have mixed results, I would be curious to know HD brand/model, sub type/power and listening habits...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MatrixPC
              The probability that the HD get damage by potholes, crappy roads/suspension(car) is 10 more than vibration from the subs.
              True, however my original carPC used a Quantum Fireball. I was in a car accident and rolled my car and hit two utility poles. My harddrive was fine.. Luck of the draw I suppose

              Originally posted by mgithens
              I kept corrupting my HD by having the sub box too close... I believe that the electromagnetic field is probably the harshest part of the car environment...
              Yes, this is why my case was shielded

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              • #8
                I used to do VJ work in clubs and lost 3.5" drives with remarkable frequency. Never lost a single laptop drive, though. FWIW...

                -g.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TheLlama
                  True, however my original carPC used a Quantum Fireball. I was in a car accident and rolled my car and hit two utility poles. My harddrive was fine.. Luck of the draw I suppose



                  Yes, this is why my case was shielded

                  holy *****, you rolled the car
                  hope u walked away ok,

                  what did you use to shield the carputer???

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                  • #10
                    i lost a 3.5 drive in my old college dorm room because of powered 12in subs

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