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When working with hard drives how clean the environment have to be?


I know that there are many misconceptions about hard drives how ever i never get a clear answer on ths question
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Things like manufacturing and data recovery are done in a "clean"room.That's about the most I know about it.The airborne particles are monitored and limited too a certain amount.
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It means the air is filtered many times over and the people wear suits that they throw out once they leave. It is supposed to be a challenge to find even a single spec of dust in a clean room.

The room will also be slightly preasurized to keep dirty air out.
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Have a look here mate
    
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Not a spec of dust I have been led to believe.
   
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Not a spec of dust I have been led to believe.
That is not really possible. There are different levels.
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is this the same type of room as those working with bio-hazardous substances?
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That is not really possible. There are different levels.
Someone on here told me hard drive specialists have to be in a room with no dust to protect the platters. Just what I've been told is all.
   
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Well, like I said it is supposed to be a challenge to find dust. if you take enough time you will find some, but it will probably be under a work bench or some other area where air gets trapped. It won't hurt anything there.
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Originally Posted by Rian View Post
Someone on here told me hard drive specialists have to be in a room with no dust to protect the platters. Just what I've been told is all.
There are different levels.... just like consumer-grade, enterprise-grade, medicial-grade, and military-grade hardware. Each one is a bit more reliable but at increasing costs.

They measure the number of particles per volume of space and this provides a rating.

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Well, like I said it is supposed to be a challenge to find dust. if you take enough time you will find some, but it will probably be under a work bench or some other area where air gets trapped. It won't hurt anything there.
Trapped air would mean a very poorly designed clean room.
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