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    Rugged PC Suitable for Car (Check this)

    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.

    "http://www.sumitsrl-uk.com/Products/RuggedPC.aspx"

    Rgds Yandman

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    Quote Originally Posted by yandman View Post
    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.

    "http://www.sumitsrl-uk.com/Products/RuggedPC.aspx"

    Rgds Yandman

    Or you can look for off the shelf small PCs and run for years trouble free without paying any premium for "rugged" |-|ardware.

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    Rugged PC

    Hi,
    I agree,however, I've not seen any off the shelf rugged pc's this powerful at this size ?
    Maybe I'm wrong !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yandman View Post
    Hi,
    I agree,however, I've not seen any off the shelf rugged pc's this powerful at this size ?
    Maybe I'm wrong !!
    You missed my point... No need for rugged. - over rated, over priced, not needed.
    Off the shelf, sure because no one I know makes their own
    Small because that makes it fit in smaller places.

    I get that opinions vary ...
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    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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    Stick with a laptop hard drive and you are in good shape

    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yandman View Post
    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.

    "http://www.sumitsrl-uk.com/Products/RuggedPC.aspx"
    They give no indication whatsoever about what makes this PC "rugged".
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by Thefdog View Post
    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...
    The jury is still out on whether a laptop drive is more durable in a vehicle or not.
    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.


    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...
    Excellent advice!
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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