harddrives withstanding cold temperatures?
I'm just starting a carputer project here in Canada and i've pretty much got everything setup but I *really* wanted to use my excisting 80gb maxtor 3.5" harddrive instead of having to buy another one. I'm just worried about the hardrive dieing because of the cold temperature out here in the winter time. It could go to -30C outside on very cold days in the winter. My car warms up pretty but if the harddrive tries to start up with cold temperatures that bad, it might die? The operating temperatures are +5C-40C and non operating are -40C to 70C .. so it's fine to store it in the cold but not to use it. I looked up on harddrives that are designed for the cold or hot environment and hitachi makes one.. the Endurastar J4K20. I can't find it anywhere around here..or quotes on how much that thing would cost.. but if I could save some money I would rather not spend much more..especially since all this cost me a lot as it is.
Any ideas on what I should do? or should I not worry?
any help would be awesome!!