Has anyone ever used a NAS in the truck?
I currently have several hard drives I connect to my PC that are stocked with my videos. I have worn out the USB cables and ports multiple times and I'm thinking it's time to move to a centralized storage format.
I recently purchased a NAS for my home and it's really nice to have everything stored in one place. I'm wondering if anyone has tried any NAS hardware in the truck? Is it durable?
I know they aren't designed for mobile use but with proper planning (power off and padding while moving) I can't see why it wouldn't work.
I just thought I'd ask and see if anyone has had any experience, good or bad, in having one in the truck.
PC hdd storage on the truck?
Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by TruckerLlew, Jan 22, 2023.
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Your... collection must be 8k 3d I guess. Personally id advise simply buying much higher capacity M.2 or ssd drives
What total capacity are you hunting for?
uncleal13 Road Train Member
- Apr 9, 2009
SSD’s would stand up to the abuse of the road better.
Actual hard drives would be okay as long as you powered them down while you’re going down the highway. The bounces and vibration of the truck could cause the drives heads to crash into the platters and ruin your data.
Hard drives designed for laptops maybe the best if you’re going to use actual hard drives.
Drop 10,000-15000 on setting up a computer with full vibration resistance and install sabrent rocket 4 --- 8 gb nvme drives (roughly 1200$ each.) you can use your pci express slots to add nvme slots if the motherboard you choose doesnt have enough.
This seems unwise in the extreme. Go without your entire media collection, or compress/shed unneccessary items till it fits a reasonable 1 or 2 TB. Planning will help, data hoarding makes no sense, or if you ABSOLUTELY cant be without, set it up as an accessible server and spend some cash on an unlimited data plan
I haven't used a NAS in a truck, but I do have an IT background. What I would do is get an inexpensive NAS with a spinning disk that has the capacity you want. Get one that you can replace the disk drive if it goes bad. Make sure it's powered down and protected as much as possible when moving, and I don't think you'll have much of a problem. Most importantly, make sure you have a backup of everything at home.
Yes you can use them in a truck and yes they can take a beating unless you put them in a cushioned space.
Just got a new one with Ironwolf pro 6tb harddrives. this will be put into one of my heavy haul trucks next month.
tscottme Road Train Member
- Jul 25, 2008