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I've bought an Aspire One because of it's SSD which contains no 'movable' parts and therefore is more capable surviving vibrations(?)
At this great forum (thanks to you all!!) I've learned that HD's (with several moving ,susceptical to vibration, parts) apparently do well (???) in automotive applications.
How many of you experienced premature HD failures?
Thanks
malaki86
My laptop has dual drives in it, plus i have an external usb drive. All 3 of these are 2.5" notebook drives, which are designed for more vibration, motion, etc. They've been in my truck now for 3 years without a single issue.

However, I tried to put a standard computer in the truck. The computer had a standard 3.5" drive. It lasted exactly 1 day. I hit a bump on the interstate and killed the hard drive.
Marvin Hlavac
Hi Solution, and welcome to the forum. As malaki86 says, laptop hard drives are designed better than desktop ones. The best solution is of course SSD, but they are still very expensive, and their capacity is small relatively to the sizes available in regular hard drives. I wish I could afford an SSD, but I think I may need to wait a year or two before they become less expensive.
solution
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However, I tried to put a standard computer in the truck. The computer had a standard 3.5" drive. It lasted exactly 1 day. I hit a bump on the interstate and killed the hard drive.
Thanks for the reply! Laptops are more sturdy build including their HD's. A three year track record over the road without failure on 3 drives is re-assuring
Thanks!
solution
Thanks! You're right, SSD's are expensive, thats why the Aspire One seems(?) to be such a deal.
Great site! Thanks for your work
d111
One of the best place to find information tweaks about SSDs (not the cheapie that comes with Asus or Aspire one, but what you can buy in the store for replacement) is OCZ's SSD forum.

Here is a link to it:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=186

Note that it is a manufacturer forum so they only discuss and support their products. Only fair.


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