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    yes it does lock up.. while driving. hwoever if the drive now starts up ok.. it will usually stay on for hours on end. until you shut it off. and the surrounding air heats it up again.

    i drive a coupe so i have a hatch in the back. the only thing covering it is a black cloth cover. the computer starts up fine, and i have a hitachi Deathstar laptop drive on there. thats surviving the heat just fine. i run the AC when its hot. but apparently .. if the drive is too hot before it turns on. the drive wont even come up at all, until you cool it down.

    the trunk is just as hot as the rest of the car. my amps are surviving in the spare tire well..

    i will try the heatsink idea on the chip. but how do you have your drive mounted? in free air?
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    in a case with the heat sinks down.

    edit: with an IDE cable

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    Get a new drive.
    Sounds like yours is a lemon....

    My drive is in a case with a case fan, but the ps wires block most air flow from it. I'd suggest you try a different drive. Swap it with one from your home machine for a bit...
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    whats funny is that the drive works fine at home. and stays ice cold while in the house with the heatsinks. all the drives in my pc at home are SATA, so that wont work. ill try to get a different drive in there to see if it does anything if the small heatsink plan doesnt work.
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