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    Question HDD and winter

    Could u pliz tell me how i can heat hdd at winter

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    With a small incandescent electric lamp, controlled or not by a thermostatic switch.

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    You could run a small tube from the air-conditioning duct over to your computer case...

    In the winter (when you run your heater), it keeps the HD warm. In the Summer when you use the A.C. it keeps the HD from over-heating.

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    It takes some time for the car's engine to warm up and the heater to supply warm air through the vents. It's also difficult to install and the result will almost definetly be ugly (having some tubing running from a heater/AC vent to the trunk).

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    How much energy it will take from car battery(aprox)?
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    What about some sort of battery blanket or something? I'm not sure if you can get one that runs off 12V though.
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    I didn't think hard drives were that susceptible to cold. Since it is sealed you don't have to worry about condensation freezing. Is this really a problem?
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    I don't think that condensation is such a bit problem either, but I would be concerned about some of the suspension lubrication and stuff like that...
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    how about using a solar panel on your rear deck to heat up a little element by the harddrive. I'm sure this wouldn't be that hard, plus it would have no strain on your batttery.


    The only downside is that if your car is covered with snow it really won't work so you could make it either dual power with your car battery or off AA batteries.

    Maybe some sort of rechargable battery/solar panel combo thing going would be the best.

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    Why do you want to heat your hard drive?
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