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    WD HD with Epia Motherboard

    I am planning on getting the Epia M10000 Motherboard and WD 7200rpm HD (don't know what size yet), but will that HD be ok for a carputer? Will it skip or get damaged if I hit a bump? If it isn't, which one should I get, if it is do I need anything special to encase it or is it fine as is?

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    Do you live in a place that gets cold (-5 degrees or more)? Some of the WD drives have fluid dynamic bearings that will tend to goo up when they get cold causing the system not boot properly on cold days. I had the same problem. I love WD hard drives for my home pc, but I am now using a seagate and it works great!!
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    You are using a seagate for you carputer? How is it on skipping?

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    Hard drives do not skip.

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    Not skip but if you hit a bump, the needle can damage the disc

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    Harddrives don't have needles either...

    Anyway, I haven't had any problems with my WD with regard to headcrashes.
    It does produce of lot of heat though, which cuases some problems in my unvented case on hot days.

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    Here is a picture of the inside of a HD. That thing that is sticking out is a needle. http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....148-013-01.jpg

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    Not really, that thing sticking out is the arm... on the end of which is the head.
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    After looking at the pic of the drive, I am remembering how upset I was when I found out they have a metal cover, they dont really look like that when you buy them Still upset actually. Time to mod another hard drive
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    Ok so it is called a head but if you hit a big bump there is still a possiblity that the head will flex and hit the disc. Well when I took a HD apart years ago that head peice was a little flexable. Now they might be stronger but I think it could still happen.

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