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    Compactflash or IDE Flash Module with Windows XP Embedded and Enhanced Write Filter On(Read Only) 4 teh win!


    1GB IDE Flash Module for about $150
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    Quote Originally Posted by f150tech
    Compactflash or IDE Flash Module with Windows XP Embedded and Enhanced Write Filter On(Read Only) 4 teh win!


    1GB IDE Flash Module for about $150
    http://www.transcendusa.com/DLCenter...22&Contain=ALL
    Only $150 more and you could get a 20GB Ipod for your music. CF is not terribly cost effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by therussman2002
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    The stars indicate the position of my late hard drive on the left side of the sub box. Imagine two rockford p3's positioned symmetrically on the front of that box there, if you will. The carputer is mounted on the same side of the box, just on the back. The thing was pretty secure using 4 lil "L" brackets. When i get the new drive from warranty this week hopefully, im going to put it in the same spot, and screw some fans around it. And like i said try out a slab of dynamat maybe. So if it dies again i quit (with the whole hard drive thing anyway, carputers 4-ever!!)

    P.S. for a few weeks my hard drive was loose on a piece of foam up by the dash when i had the carputer mounted up there. More random variables.



    EDIT: well you get the gist of the drawing, apparently when it posts it removes all seemingly unnecesary spaces

    Your problem is vibration. Don't mount your HD on your sub box. mount it somewhere there will be less vibration.
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    I was going to mount a case inbetween a custom made sub box, guess thats not a good idea after hearing this. Have to rething my plan now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy2097
    Only $150 more and you could get a 20GB Ipod for your music. CF is not terribly cost effective.
    I don't know what you are talking about.

    Only $150? That's only double the cost.
    Also, harddrives can't take punishment. How does an iPod solve that?

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    " it would be next to impossible to wipe out your hard drive with a magnet, it is quite easy to destroy a floppy disk (eek what are those) with a magnet"

    Its a myth a magnet will not destroy your data.

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    It explains that an unsheileded speaker is about 1000 Gauss, 10,000 gauss earth magnets stacked on top of each other would be incapable of corrupting data.
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    I also agree with vibration. A hard drive is part mechanical and part electronic. If the vibrations don't hurt the mechanical parts first, it will eventually cause cold solder joints in the electronics. Get it off your sub and mount it somewhere else.
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