having fun with keypower's sales people :)
So I called keypower today to order a supply, the 250w ATX one. The guy I talked to barely spoke english so it was quite fun with that, but the best part was when he said the price, $197, I asked if that had gone up cuz I have seen people get it for $160-$180 and he was like who got it for that? I told him a friend, he asked for my friend's name, I had said that I didn't know his name cuz I only knew him online and from his online name. The guy on the phone was like alright I can sell it to you for $180. So moral of the story if you are planning on ordering a power supply from them, talk them down in the price, hehehe.
I have seen the pics of your setup and I have to say that it's very nice.
One comment though...
I read somewhere (I am almost sure that it was in a hard disk manufacturer's website FAQs) that the way you mounted the HDD is the only way a working HDD SHOULD NEVER BE MOUNTED.
It can be mounted flat (the normal way), vertical along it's long edge but never vertical along it's short dimmention (the way you have it).
I guess it has to do with gravitity load on the HDD's heads...
I'll give you the link to read it yourself if you want to (I'll have to do some searching for that).
I realy don't get at what you are saying about my hd. If you are implying that it is bad when it is in the holder i've seen others mounted the same way, never had a single problem either. And PatO can agree with me on this one, when you are driving on a Minnesota road you are always going offroad cuz of the potholes!
No, I am not talking about the removable drive bay you are using. I am talking about the angle of the HDD 'cause when the computer is mounted at the back of the seat, the HDD is standing on it's small side. All the installation instructions say that you can mount a drive sideways on it's big side but not on it's small one.
Yup. The entire state turns into one giant pothole during winter. But, on days like this you don't dare drive anyway... (blizzard - bigtime).
Anyway, I've never heard that you can't mount a hdd on it's ends... That's curious, because if WD and Fujitsu drives are mounted connector end down, the head arm will be pointed (more or less) directly down. I'd see that as even more shockproof than on it's side.
But if that's what they say, than I guess it works for me... If you really think about it, we use these things in tremendously bumpy and cold conditions. Much colder than the manufacturers minimums. So, if you're worrying about mounting position, you may want to look at the bigger picture...