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Harddrive and other component shock resistance

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by K2e2vin, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I got a portable pc(one of those small LAN party type microATX boxes...using it for audio and tuning); and was wondering is it ok to put in the car and have it strapped directly to the body or should I use some dampening?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i'd wrap it in some foam. its the hard drive you need to worry about... unless you ahve a portable hard drive in it
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    nowadays shock resistance is becoming a major issue as we move toward bigger 250gb+ drives. manufacturers are putting more and more platters in just like the old days. yeah, that old 40MB hdd from connor that was double-sized. the old quantum bigfoot.

    its proven best to NOT use a huge storage drive to put in your car. use something 100gb or less.

    and yes, put foam underneath it ;)
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I alreight will do. It's a WD 15GB HD btw, so I should be fine? I had bought a WD 40GB one and traded it with my bro. Also, another thing; should I strap it down or use bungee cords or something(suggestions?) to help dissapate shock?
     
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