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    yeah. like i said above. take the time to mount it right so it has very little chance of the heads colliding with the platters. its not like you are making a huge warranty-voiding change to the drive. just mount it vertically and parallel to the car and you will be fine.

    but also, like already stated, very few people here have had any troubles with their drives running in their vehicles. most drives are hardened against some serious G forces (got an old 3GB seagate medialist here and it lists right on the label that it can withstand up to 75 G's)
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    All of those concerns are very unlikely. It is rare for HDs to fail. Even if you drop one several feet to a concrete landing. Orientation does not matter in a car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3
    It is rare for HDs to fail.
    Unless you've got a maxtor

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    agreed on that one. this computer riginally came with a nice, thin, sleek 40GB maxtor. computer was manufactured in March 2003. it died sometime during may 2004. the current drive in it is a 60GB IBM Deskstar which has been chugging along since around xmas 2001. it originally was part of an old buslink drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vchat20
    (got an old 3GB seagate medialist here and it lists right on the label that it can withstand up to 75 G's)
    That's most likely non operating shock though. It certainly is on newer drives.
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    i'm going to have to agree with truckin on this. as long as the hd is mounted firmly to the car...there won't be any problems. if you disagree please find the threads where people state that their hard drives died because they've mounted the hd horizontally, instead of vertically. as mentioned numerous times before, if you create such an impact in that the head hits the platters, you have bigger things to worry about then the hd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vchat20
    agreed on that one. this computer riginally came with a nice, thin, sleek 40GB maxtor. computer was manufactured in March 2003. it died sometime during may 2004. the current drive in it is a 60GB IBM Deskstar which has been chugging along since around xmas 2001. it originally was part of an old buslink drive.
    Wow! You're having better luck with a deathstar than a maxtor Its funny and sad at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arathranar
    That's most likely non operating shock though. It certainly is on newer drives.
    Exactly!
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    i'm going to have to agree with truckin on this. as long as the hd is mounted firmly to the car...there won't be any problems. if you disagree please find the threads where people state that their hard drives died because they've mounted the hd horizontally, instead of vertically. as mentioned numerous times before, if you create such an impact in that the head hits the platters, you have bigger things to worry about then the hd...
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    I've got a Maxtor 80GB 2MB and it's worked fine for over a year. It sits flat ont he floor of my car inside a micro ITX case.. It's firmly secured and hasn't skipped a beat, mind you my car is lowered and I do go down lots of bumpy roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Wow! You're having better luck with a deathstar than a maxtor Its funny and sad at the same time
    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Unless you've got a maxtor
    Actually Maxtor is the only drive I buy, Desktop and car installs.... Not one issue... EVER
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