I found thiswhile looking for a suitable small pcfor putting in my car. Not sure of prices yet. But from the blurb theyseem to be able to offer upto a core2duo fanless. Sounds interesting.
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I agree,however, I've not seen any off the shelf rugged pc's this powerful at this size ?
Maybe I'm wrong !!
i agree with truckinmp3 on this one. while there might be some uses for a ruggedized pc, in most cases, the market does not involve most members of this forum.. many of the non-ruggedized components last just fine and for much, much less...
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I agree that there is no need for a hardened PC. I remember reading somewhere in this forum that a crash that would be strong enough to frag your hard drive would be bad enough that the condition of your computer would be the least of your worries.
I recommend a case that will mount 2.5" laptop style hard drives (or use an adapter), as they are less effected by road shock. Or go with a solid state drive and don't worry about it. I have never had a problem in 5+ years of road computing...
I do recommend safe and secure mounting of all your wiring and components. This will save the hassle of locating a loose connection under the carpet or in the trunk. Be sure everything is fused adequately and use correct gauge wiring. Poor wiring can lead to fires and that is a real concern...
Chances are it is just a small formfactor PC in a tough-looking case with what appear to be specialized connectors.
They will charge a hefty premium for the label of "rugged" when it really amounts to naught.
When you have users with 3.5" HDDs outlasting multiple vehicles, I don't know if there is any durability advantage either way .
SSFs, on the other hand, are a different story.
Excellent advice!I do recommend safe and secure mounting of all your wiring and components. This will save the hassle of locating a loose connection under the carpet or in the trunk. Be sure everything is fused adequately and use correct gauge wiring. Poor wiring can lead to fires and that is a real concern...