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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC
    Nothing wrong with a normal desktop hard drive in your CarPC as long as

    1. Ensure that it sits in an adequate airflow and doesn't overheat

    2. That it is mounted HORIZONTALLY and never vertically

    They will stand up to almost anything that your car suspension can handle (unless perhaps if you drive an H1 Hummer LOL)

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    Whats up with #2 on this list (I realize this was posted along time ago). Does anyone else have the same opinion?? Logic tells me that if the drive is mounted vertically there is less chance of the heads smacking a spinning plate.

    Anyone have anymore thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alti
    Whats up with #2 on this list (I realize this was posted along time ago). Does anyone else have the same opinion?? Logic tells me that if the drive is mounted vertically there is less chance of the heads smacking a spinning plate.

    Anyone have anymore thoughts?
    I and post #12 agrees with you. He may have mixed them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alti
    Whats up with #2 on this list (I realize this was posted along time ago). Does anyone else have the same opinion?? Logic tells me that if the drive is mounted vertically there is less chance of the heads smacking a spinning plate.

    Anyone have anymore thoughts?
    That [vertically] seems to be the theory but I've had no problems either way.

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    No trouble horizontal.... several threads discuss this at an almost theological level
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    20GB Maxtor, vertical mount. Its been working for 1.5 years. Worst thing that happens to me is that a bad bump sometimes freezes or resets my comp, but I drive a lowered truck that rides like crap :
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    I was using a 30gig laptop drive, brand new and it died. It also skipped really horribly because of vibration. Switched to desktop drive and no problems. I have mine mounted horizontally, but I don't think it really matters.
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    I have a 120 hitachi deskstar, 7200 rpm, 8mb buffer
    I havent had any problems with it. So far i have had the thing drop while in operation and short a power supply, and crashed my computer by going over a big pot hole. It still keeps going though
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    I had 3 drive failures, all vertical mount. one horizontal failure
    You have to think of vibration when you think of 75G.
    A little airflow and a little foam rubber will make a drive last forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC
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    2. That it is mounted HORIZONTALLY and never vertically...
    What are you talking about man!!!

    Always mount it vertically never horizontaly. I think you got your axises mixed up man
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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    What are you talking about man!!!

    Always mount it vertically never horizontaly. I think you got your axises mixed up man
    so do you mean he got :

    Iran-Iraq-North Korea Axis of Evil

    mixed up with

    Libya, China, Syria Axis of Just as Evil

    or

    Cuba, Sudan, Serbia Axis of Somewhat Evil

    or even

    Uganda and Myanmar in the Axis of Occasionally Evil


    and then there's even


    Bulgaria, Indonesia and Russia the Axis of Not So Much Evil Really As Just Generally Disagreeable


    and now we are starting to get silly

    Sierra Leone, El Salvador, and Rwanda the Axis of Countries That Aren't the Worst But Certainly Won't Be Asked to Host the Olympics

    but surely not

    Canada, Mexico, and Australia the Axis of Nations That Are Actually Quite Nice But Secretly Have Nasty Thoughts About America


    although you might have meant

    Spain, Scotland, and New Zealand the Axis of Countries That Sometimes Ask Sheep to Wear Lipstick



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