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luv2bass
06-10-2007, 10:38 PM
i want to get rid of skipping CD players and get one that can support a HDD.

do the HDD skip on strong bass as CD players?

regal8r
06-10-2007, 10:45 PM
hdd's CANT skip...

trunks9_us
06-10-2007, 10:57 PM
hard drives can skip if the bass is to hard it all depends on the hard drive it self and how much rattling it can take before it skips alot of trial and error or get lucky. trust me i made a hd skip before by banging it with my hand.

AltarCrystal
06-10-2007, 11:17 PM
Most external hard drives that are ment for travel can take a lot. Given, hard drives are still very sensitive, external ones can take more. A lot depends on how you mount it. I'm putting mine between memory foam (lining my soon-to-be amp rack with it) and also mounting it to the bottom of the box, so it should be TOO much of a problem.

Igno
06-10-2007, 11:40 PM
with 16 gig flash drives and huge i-pods, you should not need a hdd, flash drives will only be getting bigger

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2013240522+1309425474&name=16GB

just get usb

AltarCrystal
06-11-2007, 03:51 PM
with 16 gig flash drives and huge i-pods, you should not need a hdd, flash drives will only be getting bigger

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2013240522+1309425474&name=16GB

just get usb

Why spend $130+ on 16GB flash drives, when you can get a 250GB External hard drive for $85 + power inverter?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148233

I'd take 250GB of storage over 16GB. Do I need that much? No, but why spend more for less?

Igno
06-11-2007, 04:10 PM
Why spend $130+ on 16GB flash drives, when you can get a 250GB External hard drive for $85 + power inverter?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148233

I'd take 250GB of storage over 16GB. Do I need that much? No, but why spend more for less?


lets see power inverter, size, ease of use, bounce it all you want, no install of extra gear, plus the issue was the bouncing, did not see the op ask for the most cost effective

pwnt by pat
06-11-2007, 04:14 PM
3.5" hard drives are not remotely durable compaired to notebook drives. It's no contest between flash media. Plus, the dirty signal from a power inverter could really screw with the hard drive.

djman37
06-11-2007, 04:22 PM
i don't think HDD's skip, they FAIL. Those heads ride so close to the platters, a good jarring could end it. An SPL burp would not qualify as a jarring though.
I like the idea of the USB thumb drive HU's. They are not legal in USACi yet though.

AltarCrystal
06-11-2007, 04:39 PM
lets see power inverter, size, ease of use, bounce it all you want, no install of extra gear, plus the issue was the bouncing, did not see the op ask for the most cost effective

Even with the power inverter, it costs less than a 16GB flash drive. I'll admit, flash media would be more optimal, as there is no moving parts, but if you can't find a place to mount something that's 7.5" x 1.6" x 6.4" (exact specs), you have more storage space problams than with just music.

The only con of this is, as I said, moving parts, and loss of a cig lighter (if you don't want to soilder the leads).

As I said, mounted correctly, it should not be a pbolem. In a SPL setup, even hitting 150+dB, that vibration would not be a problem at all. The most problem is if you're for some reason going off-roading in your car. In situation of driving on normal road, it shouldn't bounce enough to cause damage to the HDD, especially if mounted correctly.

AltarCrystal
06-11-2007, 05:11 PM
One thing I failed tom mention. As someone else mentioned, ones with a smaller form factor (usually 2.5") are MENT for travel. These are the ones powered strictly from USB, they're ment to be used on laptops, and designed to be durable enough for travel. Bouncing from driving won't be a problem at all, and they're the same price as a flash drive for 160GB of storage.

sue bee
06-11-2007, 05:16 PM
some ipods have hard drives in them. micro ones. flash drives are the best because they don't use any moving parts. out of the hdds, notebook/shock resistant hdds are the best.