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    Fortunately it's 76F pretty much every day of year here in Sunny SoCal.

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    Yeah rando - unless you travel to places like Mammoth and Tahoe during the winter... then it can get awfully chilly!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3
    Denver is similar for temps, Several days have been that cold. My HD did just fine, A little bearing noise until the temp came up. It hit boot RPMs every time.

    Well, I'm not that worried then, I'll just definitly make sure the heat is on. I have a feeling that it is going to be a cold one this year.

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    maxtor

    I bought a Maxtor 7200 rpm 60 GB HD off ebay with FDB unfortunatly...

    Operating (C): 5 to 55
    Non-operating (C): -40 to 71

    stats from: http://www.memory4less.com/m4l_itemd...itemid=2552383


    I am in Michigan, it gets cold here...

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    In my case I have a engine block heater that plugs in to 110 outlet, I believe smaller cars with diesel have them too. If it is cold enough to heat the engine might as well heat the pc also off the same power source. I have been thinking of using a light bulb with a gaurd around it in the pc case. Just have to figure out bulb size and ac/dc current.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer
    I bought a Maxtor 7200 rpm 60 GB HD off ebay with FDB unfortunatly...

    Operating (C): 5 to 55
    Non-operating (C): -40 to 71

    stats from: http://www.memory4less.com/m4l_itemd...itemid=2552383


    I am in Michigan, it gets cold here...
    EVERY standard pc component that we use in carpc's (screens, hdds, motherboards, cdrom drives, pci cards, etc) will be out of its listed operating temperature range when faced with a northern climate in winter. Some deal with this without a hiccup, my entire system meets this requirement at the moment, where as I have issues with motherboards in older setups, not harddrives, regardless of whether they had a FDB or were 6 years old. Even components of the same make and model can varry due to the manufacturing process, so its all a bit hit or miss.
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