carputer hard drive died in 3 days
So tuesday nite i finished my carputer setup to the point where it actually works. I go ahead and enjoy it until friday nite when windows all of a sudden reboots and claims it cannot find critical startup files. Ive seen this before to be a hard drive failure. Perhaps one should not bolt the hard drive to a wooden box with 2 subs powered by a 1000W rms amp?
At any rate, whilst i send this hard drive back for a nice month long warranty replacement, i'm going to need to find a better data storage solution.
I have one random idea of getting one of those 1gb usb pen drives and putting a stripped install of winxp on it with nLite and of course some carputer-like software. Then i could put layer after layer of Dynamat in my glovebox and hide a nice usb2.0 enclosed hard drive in there. Or i could buy a 60gb mp3 player and use the alleged "external hard drive" feature to have the puter access my music.
I suppose i am asking for advice on how one could keep a hard drive from failing so quickly in the automotive enviroment, and if thats not a viable option, what is the best/fastest usb flash drive, and what capacity is recommended for a stripped install of xp, frodoplayer, drivers, cd ripping/burning software, gps, etc.
Thank you all for your time.