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    Testing: WD 160gig HD in -20 Celsius

    Well i finally got the balls and left my X-BOX with a WD 160gig HD in my car all day today.. Temperature outside is like -20celsius (canada).

    I am going out there now to turn the x-box on to findout what happens.

    I will keep you posted.
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    Thats -4 F... i hope your drive didn't freeze or the liquid bearing inside.
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    Okay back from the drive..

    My 7" LCD screen was frozen, but it worked.

    My xbox with the WD 160gig HD, didn't even hiccup. My xbox booted up fine, and i was able to play my divx files as if it was normal.

    ThoughtS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtkay
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    No not at all. My WD has been fine in 0 degree F weather, never a problem at all. Most cold harddrive problems are with Maxtors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by none
    No not at all. My WD has been fine in 0 degree F weather, never a problem at all. Most cold harddrive problems are with Maxtors.
    My 120 gb IBM drive will boot up at 0 degrees or higher, however at temps below 0 it generates a disk error and I have to wait about 2 minutes, reset the computer, and it boots up fine.

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    Last week when we had about -15C to -20C All i hd no porblem with the harddisk (an 12G IBM 2,5" from a laptop). But the soundcard on the M10000 board went crazy!!... I didnt hear the music for the first 15min just a lot of distortion.

    But after 15min all work as it should again.


    I havent had any problem at all with my lilliput in cold wether.

    Except the touchscreen that never have worked, not even when i got the screen.
    //Peter



    Quote Originally Posted by MiniRX7
    Well i finally got the balls and left my X-BOX with a WD 160gig HD in my car all day today.. Temperature outside is like -20celsius (canada).

    I am going out there now to turn the x-box on to findout what happens.

    I will keep you posted.

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    Cool i was just about to post something, along the lines of "HD+Cold weather=?"

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