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    Quote Originally Posted by sansoo24
    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.
    Dont use the sub magnet as a mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyModGSR
    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).
    Just a question... Is that for music or for propulsion !??

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    Easiest mount is ridgid... do that
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    lol. i know bass is a sickness. i started with just two 12's almost 2 years ago, then when I bought my new Integra decided to add two more amps and 4 more subs (actually going to be 5 total now, as I cannot find the space for a 6th sub). I am eager to hear it. my car has been apart since last Sept. and too cold to get motivated to finish it over the winter, so finishing soon. Carputer is in, PS2 coming in tomorrow, waiting on motorized screen and building two custom sunvisor monitors. should be pretty sweet when all is done (plus a ****load of neon and strobes)
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    also, just an update. I got a decent fix for the issue of the magnetic fields of the subs in relation to the hard drive. i bought 2 feet of the "joint tape" on the following site, which will greatly eliminate the magnetic field introduced to the hard drive(s)
    http://www.lessemf.com/mag-shld.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sansoo24
    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.

    SNIP

    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.

    end thread now
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    Thanks truckin for the info you have shared. THis type of info and experience in my book is far better than all the speculation out there.
    thanks again for your support

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    Anyone ever see this vibration primer ?

    Good but complicated read. After reading it and feeling like I was only going to get it right by trial and error, I started snooping again for some Endurastar automotive drives. I lucked out and got two for $50USD a piece. They're a little slow but tough.

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    What do you think of this http://www.amcuk.com/as-35.html

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    Perfect Vibration/Shock Prevention Thing

    When I was building my carputer, I kept thinking of ways of to protect my hard drive and this is what I came up with.

    To fit in my van, I decided to mount the hard drive vertically. So I figured out a way to mount it using long little screws that screws attached to plexiglass, then I figured why not have them move so if it hit a bump it could move like a shock absorber. So i went to home depot and looked for some small pieces of rubber, and i found them in the plumbing department they compress down and then pop back up, they are about the size of finger in circumferance, and about a centimeter tall. There was some extra space when i put them in, so i filled it will small squares of cardboard stacked on top of each other till it was tight. Now it moves just enough to absorb shock and vibration and is strong enough that it doesnt just move around all the time.

    So, basically this creates a shock absorber, just like in a car.
    -=Chevy CarPC=-

    ETA: When i get more time

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    -Epia M-10000 Nehemiah 1Ghz
    -Sony CDRW-DVD Drive
    -Seagate 120mb Hardrive
    -Opus 90w Power Supply
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