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    Will a standard size hdd will be fine in the trunk?

    Will a standard size hdd will be fine in the trunk in a 2699 case? Im definately getting a full size harddrive so i can have 160+ gig of space but will the harddrive be able to handle the bounces the car goes through? What if i mount the entire case vertically ?

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    First of all if the case has a 3.5" HDD mount then it will fit just fine. However I would not reccomend using the same drive for storage and for booting, at the very least partition it. What will happen after a while is that the drive will get fragmented and boot time will go up and up and up.

    As far as vertical mounting the this is not proven but the theory is that mounting the drives vertical will reduce the chances of damage because since the drive heads are horizontal in the drive mounting horizontal will cause any road bump to "push" the heads towards the platters causing a harddrive crash and probable data loss. When mounting vertical it is thought that since most of what a car gets in terms of road bumps goes up and down there is less chance that the head will crash.
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    160gb for a car is an overkill.

    160gb on a single drive is foolish for many reasons.


    that said, it should survive assuming it doesn't overheat.

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    its one thing if your too lazy to search on the topic at all before you post... but atleast look through the forum your posting in before you make a new thread. Theres one in here i don't even think a day old talking about mounting HD's with some good information in it. Just look around man

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    i know there is a thread about mounting the hard drives, and i read about grommets and everything. My question was also, will i have problems if i mount the entire case vertical. Sorry i didnt spend the extra time to search on the spacific topic but i fugured id get some help here without being *****ed at about it...

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    You wont have any issues with mounting the case sideways or any which way you want for that matter, i mean unless you have one strange computer!

    CDM: 160gb isnt overkill. Some people copy divx archives over. Also emulators ROMs can add up to alot. However it does all depend on use. If you really only have MP3s 160gb is overkill, that or your really sick and have WAY too many MP3s hehe.
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    Plus 120-160GB is the cheapest $/GB these days, way pay a few dollars less for a much smaller drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kami333
    Plus 120-160GB is the cheapest $/GB these days, way pay a few dollars less for a much smaller drive?
    exactly, i was debating going with the c134 case and putting it in dash with a 20gig slim drive but i figure id racher have the extra 100gig and have it in the trunk. Every family guy episode, simpsons, southpark and lots of movies adds up

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    You're talking to someone who has a smig under a tetrebyte (910GB) on his file server now

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    if you have the time to watch all of it while in the car, hey great.

    but don't forget that the larger the capacity, the tighter the plates are packed, the thinner the head assembly, the heavier the whole thing and more chance of something going wrong. not that it will but potentially you are at more risk than say with a 40gb disc.

    edit: family guy is the bomb

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