Cold Weather vs Hard Drive
I've seen other threads where people try to figure out what's happening to their computers in cold weather, but I have a more specific question:
What hard disks are you using that boot in cold weather at all?
At the moment, I have a Maxtor Model 8 6E030L0 30GB 7200 RPM drive. At exactly 35 degrees F, when I turn on the car (typically in the morning) the POST will report 'Primary Hard Disk Failure'. After 5 minutes or so, I need to unplug the power (for lack of a switch) and restart the computer and it works fine. Checking the spec sheets from Maxtor, I see that the Operating Temperature is rated at a minimum of 41 degrees.
On checking other drives from other manufacturers, they all have similar operating temperatures. I was wondering what drives you use that either 'beat' their rated temperatures or what methods you use to avoid the problem.
Thanks in advance,