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    Quote Originally Posted by pcpete View Post
    8 15's!! wow , that could tear a hd apart!!

    I've got one 12" IDQ sub at around 500w rms in sealed about 2 feet away from hd..no real probs..the frickin sata connector though is crap, i keep having to reseat it every month or so...
    Here is my little tiny setup,

    never had any problems, well one time I got the computer stuck to
    the speaker magnet and it would not boot any more, had to reformat
    and reinstall

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    Nice setup. Off topic, I have had the same problem with SATA connectors, not very sturdy. Makes me long for the days of serial ata.
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    can't you just use a flash drive instead of a harddrive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullgrown View Post
    can't you just use a flash drive instead of a harddrive?
    You can, but in some cases there slower, and the fact that they cost
    more, and there is the limited erase-write cycles, thats why most
    make it 'read-only', and making it 'read-only' requires a lot of extra
    work
    when your using Windows, I guess what I am trying to say,
    its a pain in the butt

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    The reason why your hard drives went bad was definitely becuase they were near your subs. Hard drives are the most notious computer component that goes bad; I have had like 3 or 4 hard drives die on me; usually their life expectancy is about 5 years.

    However, jarring a hard drive (especially from dropping it) can easily destory it, since it has moving mechanical parts inside of it (it is sort of like a metal record player inside, and it has metal plates that look like CD's, which get read by very precide metal "heads").

    Anyways, before I bore you any further with the technical aspects of hard drives, I'll just get back to the main point: you can DEFINITELY permantly destory your hard drive with a loud enough sub right near it, as it will jar and vibrate the heck out of it! Unfortunetly I can't think of a good solution to the problem, other than moving it as far away as possible (which by the sounds you did already, heh heh!)
    That... and the fact your placing it near a giant magnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derek156 View Post
    Im new to this carputer thing, however im a well versed audio installer. I always assumed this would happen, but have finally proved it.....so to speak. My hard drive ( I assume...) can not handle anything above about 135 dbs. I want it in a vehicle hitting numbers over 160. Any suggestions?
    I'm sorry but having studied a BSc in Acoustics and working as an Acoustic Consultant I have to question 160dB????

    127, maybe pushed to 130dB is the threshold of pain, the point at which your ears will start to bleed. Two minutes in this environment will give you permenant hearing damage!!!
    160dB will be close to rupturing your insides!!!

    What parameters are you measuring? Is it SWL? Or SPL? Or is this only measured at the MUCH lower frequencies? What SPL meter are you using to measure this? How is it calibrated?

    I'm not trying to be be a douche but really I am curios.

    Congrats on the install and my thoughts would be the huge magnetic field... possibly put some shielding around it.

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    That's not so odd. More than likely it's SPL. But SPL installs, esp for competition use, can get up into the 170db range depending on category of competition.
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    I am racking my brain trying to think how your measuring this?

    Are you in the car when it plays at 160dB?

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    Typically the competitions I've been to, the guy has a remote to control the HU as they crank it up. Generally nobody is in the car... the bodies mess with the acoustics man! Plus, you could probably die.
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    Ahhhhhh!!!! I see, thanks for not taking offence and clarifying for this.

    Yes you would most certainly have bodily issues if you were in the car! Your insides would rupture and you would more than likely ***** yourselve due to your rectal cavities resonating so highly.
    The bodies messing with the acoustics would not take effect at that SPL as the SWL will be mega high.

    But cudos on getting to that level that is louder than a jet, in fact I think if memory serves me correctly thats a few dB off a rocket taking off from NASA.


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