The computer I have used for this is a fairly standard PC compatible machine, the unusual thing is that it has a lot of drive space for it's vintage (although nothing spectacular for modern day capacities). There is really no fancy hardware in the box.
|Item||Version 1 spec.||Version 2 spec.|
|Motherboard||Intel AN-430TX||Intel AN-430TX|
|Processor||233Mhz Intel pentium with MMX||233Mhz Intel pentium with MMX|
|Memory||32Mb PC66||32Mb PC66|
|Boot Drive||16Mb Flash IDE||12Gb Quantum Bigfoot|
|Data drives||5Gb SCSI IBM||10Gb on the boot drive, and another 12Gb Quantum|
My initial concerns for overheating the CPU and drives have proven unfounded, the processor doesn't even have a fan on it, and only a tiny heatsink. My theory for this is that although the body work of the car gets hot, the heat is kept in a small layer against it, there is no radiant heat getting in the trunk as there are no windows. I haven't measured with a therm, but experience says it is not a problem.