Cold weather lock up problems
I'm having issues keeping my car PC from locking up this winter. I was thinking it was the hard drives but I'm not %100 certain they are the cause.
I should note that I have two 120GB laptop drives in a raid 1.
When I turn on the PC it will boot fine but once XP is loaded it may take a few minutes but it will eventually lock up. Thinking this might be an OS problem I reformatted and installed XP. In the house it ran for hours just fine but when its outside in the cold car it will lock up. As a test while in the car I let spinrite run on the hard drives and it did not lock up. This test was ran after my car sat in the cold for 2 days.
So what I'm thinking is that when XP is trying to access something on the drive the cold drive might have difficulty reading something and that causes XP to lock up. This is the only thing I can think of at the moment.
My question to all of you that have had more experience with car PC's is are the hard drives the cause of this kind of lock up in cold weather or might there be something else wrong?
If its the hard drives causing the issue would SSD storage fix the issue? If SSD would fix the issue what is the best / cheap SSD to get? Intel X25-E is nice but way too much at the moment. I have read some have issues with stuttering but would this be an issue with a car PC that mostly reads from the disc? Would having a raid 0 fix the stuttering if I went with two of the cheap drives that stutter?
I don't hang out here much but this site has helped a lot with my car PC project. Thanks in advanced.