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    If I had one I would try it. But as I said before shock doesn't seem to be a factor if you mount the hard drive rigidly. Vibration is the worry, I don't bet you get too much vibration in that bug of yours. So if we can discount vibration completely then there isn't really that much of a problem and you should mount it rigidly to the chassis of the car.
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    I dismattled a keyboard gel wrist thingy and put strips of that in Aluminium C-channel slightly bigger than the height on my 2.5 hard drive. then mounted the 2 pieces of Channel close enough to ahve the hard drive compress slightly the gel and fully support the hard drive. I can post pics if anyone is interested.

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    How long does a drive need to be 'in service' to be reliable?
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    At what point is a failure related to the environment (mounting/heat/electric) or a defect in manufacturing?
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    I like the idea of the rc car, but I'm installing my pc in my old 12 disc changer. It already has springs w/ rubber grommets already.

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    i am also worried about this and almost made a post about it. I have 6 subs total receiving 1800 watts of constant power (yes this is true power). anyway, the box that I built that is illustrated below has two seperate chambers for each sub (although the box is one whole piece) the middle chamber will house the carputer. I never even realized the massive vibration issue when building the box. the 80 gig HD in the carputer will be running windows and programs, but I have an external 400gb that will be farther away from the subs. am I in danger here? I was thinking up using dynamat along with maybe thick foam or something or some kind of "suspension" to ease the vibration and shock factors. any comments on this issue?
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    I would be more worried about he magnetic field being put out by the subs as close as the drawing shows the pc to be in respect to the subs.

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    are there any other components (optical drives, memory or motherboard) that would also be affected by the magnetic field of the subs? I am wondering this because I found a site that sells magnetic shielding material and I wonder if I could wrap this on the inside of the pc case or around the playstation also
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    so far after reading almost every thread i can find on hard drive vibration, shock, and magnetic field interference i cant find any conclusive evidence. Many people rigid mount a hard drive right next to subs in either vertical or horizontal and no one has had major beef thus far. Id say just buy a decent hard drive and mount it how you want. The best idea ive seen so far is the guy with the bungee cords mounted at a 45 degree angle. Best compromise between horiz. and vert. I dont like the bungees though. I like the kevlar brackets with rubber gromets idea for bracketing.

    So build a HDD bracket out of Kevlar that allows your drive to sit at 45 deg. and mount it to the bracket with rubber washers. Oh yeah that'd be awsome.

    Or better yet take all your advice about HDD shock/vibration that doesnt have real world testing/experience or factual data and shove it up your ***. Problem solved.

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    use the big magnet on the subs as a mount. just stick the HD to it. np
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    I thought of doiong that. I mean it would beat taking time to build a mount or drilling holes. And if it fails then i could at least say dont use the sub magnet as a mount.

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