I have a microatx CarPC in my trunk and I'm trying to figure out the best way to install it permanently.
I have dual 12" subs, 2x200 watts in my trunk. I like to turn it up. This won't change. My hard drive just died (Maxtor 3.5 80 gig). It worked fine until (my theory) my pc case got pushed up against my sub box (contents shifted during flight). I have a temporary, smaller 3.5" hard drive in there now so I have tunes, and have made an effort to keep the pc and sub box separated.
My question is -- is it better to hard-mount the CarPC box to the car (like screwed in) or have it just kinda strapped in? Where is a good place to mount the hard drive? I've seen that some people fabricate a mount under the rear deck -- is that recognized as a location with less vibration? Or should I do the USB enclosure under my seat thing?
I plan on getting either a laptop hard drive or CF as my boot disk, and then having a larger 3.5" drive for media storage. Any thoughts?