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Ok, if anyone tells my wife I've asked this question, I will find you

Here's the situation, she loves to exercise. At least an hour each day. And hey, I like the results.

But, when she's exercising (cardio) the floor in our living room can bounce a bit (steel beam across a 15' span). So, I'm wondering if the shock of her, er, bouncing is putting extra shock on the drives of the hard drive in the htpc (which is almost always on).

So, is this a concern?
Is there anything to do to minimize damage?
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Is the PC on the floor? Unless she's a big girl, I wouldn't worry too much. If all else fails, get an SDD
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i wouldnt worry too much about it.
    
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lolwut


Does the HTPC actually shake?
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I used WD greens in my HTPC they have 65g/2ms shock tolerances. But I don't exercise near my rig. And I don't know if that tolerance is good enough.
    
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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist View Post
I used WD greens in my HTPC they have 65g/2ms shock tolerances. But I don't exercise near my rig. And I don't know if that tolerance is good enough.
If you use mechanical HDDs, you can use these rubber anti shock mounts for them. I can't recall what company makes them though.
post #8 of 39
If your really concerned, put some rubber edges around your HDD. Should do the trick. You can get them for cheap online, they are also called noise isolators or something like that.
But I wouldn't worry too much. Your laptop bounces too on your lap, doesn't it ?
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Just to defend her (she's a size 6 and very cute IMO) and the case is a Antec Minuet with rubber feet and rubber bushings on the drives.
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Meh, I don't think you have much to worry about.
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