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    Laptop drive survey

    Looking at getting a laptop drive for my carPC (space and power consumption reasons), and I was wondering what experience others have had with their laptop drives. What brand/model do you have, how long have you been running it, and any failures yet?

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    6.5Gb Hitachi laptop drive, 5 years use, no failures.
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    i have a 60GB hitachi laptop drive, 6 months no probs

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    I've got a Fujitsu 40GB laptop drive. I got it lightly used, and in the week and a half it's been in my car, I've had no problems.
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    30 GB Hitachi (I think... or was it Toshiba?), 2 years, no problems

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    I have had a bunch of different ones.
    I have had 2 IBM 10GB Travelstars 1 went bad the other been working for over 4-5 years

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    1 Hitachi 20GB 1 year still good

    1 Seagate 20GB 5400RPM 6 Months still good

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    30 gig fujistsu. 4 months, no probs.

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    60GB hitachi 7200rpm for 6+ months, no problems.

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    I have a 60 gig Fujitsu that wouldn't start this morning (9 degrees). Boot screen said hard disk failure. Retried after 15 minutes and it started.
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    I use the cheapest used IBM TravelStars I can find off eBay :>
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