How to store a hard drive for long term?
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that also worked for me. heck, I still have super old 20 & 40Mb drives from back in the early 90s that work great, after years of sitting in a box in the basement (each in a static bag).Octavius wrote: ↑Nov 9th, 2006 11:45 amI'll tell you what I've done...worked out for me so far...
I threw all of my hard drives in individual anti-static bags and placed them in a drawer of a desk that I no longer used. They sat there for a good few years and when I tried them all recently, there had been no problems with accessing any of the data or with hard drive damage.
There *has* to be a better way to store them...but I had some hard drives in there for like 5 years and I tried them out and they worked...
So worked for me, but if anyone else has better ideas, I'd say go with them.
Nov 9th, 2006 12:07 pm