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which drive should i take on the road with me ie whats tough

Postby wicked1 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:05 am

i drive a semi and it beats the hell out of everything in it. My gateway laptop just died after 5 months of service in the truck. i use my laptop for gps so it is running 14 hrs a day minimum. I just bought a new 64 bit laptop but it only has a cd burner in so i want to put a dvd burner externally on it.which ones are pretty shock resistant? I own the following already that i can use which would save some money which is good.
benq 1640
liteon 1693s
pioneer 109
nec 3540
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Postby TCAS on Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:48 pm

They all Ok but I perfer BenQ 1640.
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Postby Ian on Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:32 pm

That's a good question about vibration and I really don't know. You'd think the better constructed drives (Pioneer and NEC IMO) would last longer.
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Postby bob11879 on Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:12 pm

Most externals probably compare for same specs for Class B SOHO use, but road vibration may be out of spec. Anything should have some extra shock mounting, like a high density pad, to absorb most shocks.
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Postby vinnie97 on Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:02 am

why not just trade in that lappie for a standalone GPS unit? :o
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Postby wicked1 on Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:11 pm

standalone gps sucks simply put. One the display is small and hard to see .when you are driving an 80 ft vehicle you can accidently swerve trying to zoom in to see where you are at you will kill someone. Second and most important is they show car routes only not big truck routes. Most people seem to forget a semi sits at least 13ft 6 inches tall and cant make alot of tight turns. I run alk copilot truck gps. Shows DOT approved routes. My laptop has a 16" screen on it which makes it really easy to read it while driving. I also do all of my logbooking on my computer and print it out for the oh so unfriendly DOT when requested. I run Copilot truck,microsoft streets and trips, and delorme all on my laptop. Works like a charm. My wife helps out too sometimes.
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Postby Ian on Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:40 pm

You can't watch pr0n on a standalone GPS either. :wink:
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Postby wicked1 on Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:45 pm

heheh or type this as i speak I am laying in my sleeper of my truck.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:30 am

no way would i buy a standalone gps

the only reason i own a laptop is for gps in the car

ohh and if i was a trucker the pr0n would be great to have too
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Postby vinnie97 on Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:43 pm

Well, I see why you choose laptop over standalone, then.

And wifey would be okay with the pr0n? [-X
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