It's all inconclusive.
I have a 3.5" maxtor in my truck right now. I think you'll be just fine.
whats everyones views on using these in incar pcs?
Ive been reading up on the fact if you have them on the side there's going to be less chance of the drive dying. Is this true? Admitidly I drive like im always in a rally so my car flys round the corners.
I'm tempted to go for the 2.5" slim drives, but if the 3.5" will be fine then these would be a cheaper option for me.
I've got a 3.5" HDD and it seems to be fine. It's mounted on the side because it was easier for me to do that, but yes it is better for the HDD too in theory (not proven, nobody wants to kill their hard drives apparently)
Basically when mounted on the side there's less chance of the head that reads off the disk coming into contact with it.
We went into it in some detail over at www.digital-car.co.uk/forum - but can't find the thread for the life of me!
(I guess I've got 5 posts now)