jfitzpatrick — 2014-02-17T12:34:49-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-18T16:51:23-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-18T18:31:59-05:00 — #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 — 2014-02-27T12:35:01-05:00 — #4
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