jfitzpatrick at February 17th, 2014 12:34 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/182754/ask-htg-how-should-i-store-old-hard-drives-and-electronic-components/
Whether you’re a bit of a parts hoarder or just trying to reuse old parts and keep them out of the dump, it’s easy to amass a pile of electronic components. Storing them is no good if they’re damaged when you go to use them, though; read on as we talk safe storage and how to keep your old HDD and friends alive.
greekgeek at February 18th, 2014 16:51 — #2
Just a question.When I take the hard drive to put it in the special bag, should I wear any gloves or, something? (worries about static electricity)
jfitzpatrick at February 18th, 2014 18:31 — #3
If you want to play it extra safe (and by the book), you could always handle your devices while wearing an elecrostatic wrist strap that's grounded to something that has a ground (such as the metal case of a computer that's plugged into a grounded outlet).
That said, handling the hard drive by the metal case and not touching the actual logic board or drive connectors should be sufficient.
jfitzpatrick at February 27th, 2014 12:35 — #4
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