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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3
    Actually Maxtor is the only drive I buy, Desktop and car installs.... Not one issue... EVER
    I'm never going to touch maxtor again. POS drives.

    I'm only going with Western Digital and Seagate drives. Never had a problem with any of those brands.

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    are western digital HDs good for mobile use as i have several

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    i have 3 120 gb WD hard drives..2 in my home pc and 1 in the car. no problems so far from any of them
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    I've seen almost every major brand of hd mentioned here die...but i do have a preference for Seagate. They have a good warranty program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomas
    firmly to the car...
    I was thinking of soldering some springs to a piece of aluminum and mounting the hd to the plate. It's starting to sound like overkill. Opinions?

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    firmly to the car...
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomas
    firmly to the car...
    Like he said, if you wish, use rubber washers but bolt it down tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giddonah
    I was thinking of soldering some springs to a piece of aluminum and mounting the hd to the plate. It's starting to sound like overkill. Opinions?

    That will add repeating motion and is generally accepted as bad.
    Mount it firmly to the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by da_kooz
    Like he said, if you wish, use rubber washers but bolt it down tight.
    Not too tight. The point of the rubber is to damp vibrations. If you do it too tight, it'll degrade that. If you do it too loose, it'll still vibrate. Firm is what you want. Not too tight, not too loose.

    Rubber washers will also significantly cut down on hard drive noise since it prevents that transferring to the sounding board that is your case...
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    gotcha. thanks. Firm. No problem.

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