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    Full size HDD...reliability concerns?

    I'm running a WD 320GB, 5.25" desktop drive in the car...
    It's mounted vertically, as to help prevent the pickup from crashing into the platers over severe jolts...
    However, are desktop drives very fragile? Will it survive the carputer?
    Anyone else running 5.25" drives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuNgUn View Post
    I'm running a WD 320GB, 5.25" desktop drive in the car...
    It's mounted vertically, as to help prevent the pickup from crashing into the platers over severe jolts...
    However, are desktop drives very fragile? Will it survive the carputer?
    Anyone else running 5.25" drives?

    Thanks
    5.25" is the size of standard desktop optical drives, i think you mean 3.5"...

    i had an old 40G/7200RPM maxtor drive for more than 2 years, and there were no problem with it - only overheating, but i solved it with better positioning. works in -20 and +40 celsius too, and much faster than 2.5-1.8" drives. now i swapped it to a 120G/7200 samsung one, but the 40G works well in other desktop config...
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    i've had absolutely no problem with a maxtor 80gb 3.5" for 1+ year.....and its mounted flat

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    Quote Originally Posted by FPeter View Post
    5.25" is the size of standard desktop optical drives, i think you mean 3.5"...

    i had an old 40G/7200RPM maxtor drive for more than 2 years, and there were no problem with it - only overheating, but i solved it with better positioning. works in -20 and +40 celsius too, and much faster than 2.5-1.8" drives. now i swapped it to a 120G/7200 samsung one, but the 40G works well in other desktop config...
    Right...3.5"
    What was I thinking? Good to hear about the reliability...

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    im reading up on this as well as will be using a spare 320gb that i had lying about.
    was reading the info on top of it and the warrenty is void if it execcds 350G so i think it will be safe in my boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_gooner View Post
    im reading up on this as well as will be using a spare 320gb that i had lying about.
    was reading the info on top of it and the warrenty is void if it execcds 350G so i think it will be safe in my boot
    Unless you hit a brick wall... At 7,672.69 miles per hour and manage to stop in 1second...

    (350 * (9.8 (m / (s^2)))) * 1 sec = 7 672.69148 mph
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    3 years and counting on my drive mounted solid and flat, not even a stutter from it. I have long since thought but could be wrong that most of the problems cause by 3.5 drives are people using old junk drives that were probably about to quit anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Unless you hit a brick wall... At 7,672.69 miles per hour and manage to stop in 1second...

    (350 * (9.8 (m / (s^2)))) * 1 sec = 7 672.69148 mph
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Unless you hit a brick wall... At 7,672.69 miles per hour and manage to stop in 1second...

    (350 * (9.8 (m / (s^2)))) * 1 sec = 7 672.69148 mph
    dont think ill be bothered about the HD if i did that, to be honest id be worring about the wings and halo id sprouted

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Unless you hit a brick wall... At 7,672.69 miles per hour and manage to stop in 1second...

    (350 * (9.8 (m / (s^2)))) * 1 sec = 7 672.69148 mph

    Well, depending on if the drive was mounted vertically or horizontally, then you have to take into account the direction vector and how the angle of the force on the read heads would be affected by the plasticity of the arms...

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