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    who is running a laptop hard drive?

    when researching parts for my CarPC I read that a laptop hard drive would work better due to the fact that it can supposedly handle shock better. So I bought a 7200RPM Travelstar and the piece of **** has gone out on me 2 times now. Can someone running a laptop drive tell me how you are protecting from shock and such.

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    I'm using cheap 4500rpm fujitsu hd for about 2 months and its working fine.. touchwood. I went thru lots of potholes'n stuff. never had any problems. Just make sure that its secured tightly like in the regular case.
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    Myself I am using an entire laptop for the job and honestly, I swear by it. On a side note, IBM hard drives are tempermental by nature so try another brand ok? Good luck.
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    is hitachi a sub division of IBM or something? Well I ahve can drive over rail raod tracks at 50MPH and take some pretty decent bumps and I was at a stop light and was going to race someone, launched my car and the song froze. So I rebooted adn now the hard drive acts like it isnt getting power. So I put the hard drive in my laptop and still no go. Any opinions on what drive to buy?

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    IBM sold their drive division to Hitachi

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    I'm using a 2.5" Fujitsu. It's worked great for nearly a year. Shock mount consists of bolting it directly to the rear deck using L brackets from Home Depot. Upside down.
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    I've been using an IBM 2.5" drive for over a year now...zero problems...I also have a 3.5" drive mounted sideways next to my knee on the center tunnel...0 problems with that too...
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    I'm using two WD 2.5".... custom housing in plexi.

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    well it is under warranty from newegg so I can get it replaced, again, but this is crap. I have the drive screwed into a aluminum piece and that is attached to the case via 4 lengths of all thread, using clear rubber tubing as a sort fo shock abortion and then nuts threaded down to compres the tubing lightly. Do you think that that might be the reason for 2 drive failures?

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    is it mounted vertically or horizontally in the car?
    i read that it's best to mount horizontally, because that's where all the shock protection is
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