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    Exclamation BEST WAY to mount CARPUTER?????

    What is the best way to mount the carputer?

    I'm currently using a wooden board which I bolted down to the trunk floor. I want to screw my carputer to the board, but I'm worried about "the shock factor". I'm not so worried about my car amps, because I think they were built to take it, but my computer I am worried about, esp. because of the HDD.

    I tried using some grommets and bolting it down, but it wasn't tight enough and kept getting loose..

    Should I just screw it down and hope for the best?

    Should I raise up the wooden floor on the sides and screw the carputer to the middle, so like a suspension bridge, it will take the bumps more smoothly?

    HELP!!

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    no don't do a suspension, just simply bolt/screw everything down to your board and make sure that board is "bolted" down securely. Also keep it away from the subs.
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    But won't that cause too many vibrations? I don't want to have to buy a new HDD every couple of months..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_geek
    But won't that cause too many vibrations? I don't want to have to buy a new HDD every couple of months..
    Mount your hdd vertically, so that the heads won't crash against the platters, and you should be fine.

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    do you drive off road alot or on paved roads? Your suspension on your car should handle everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe
    Mount your hdd vertically, so that the heads won't crash against the platters, and you should be fine.
    but the heads will fail that much faster... Never had a head crash agains the platter, while i have had head motors fail. Vibration is bad for any setup with moving parts...
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    The PC DVD player in my Supra doesn't even skip when play DVD or CD. The HD will take much more shock than you think. Mount it vertically and on the side (left/right) will help a little.
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    anyone know how to vertically mount it in a cubid 2699R case (small black case) with the PCI slot in use? :\

    I don't think I can...

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    Turn the case on its side

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