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Been thinking of buying a USB3.0/eSATA HD dock and a few 1 or 2TB drives for my backups, and I thought I had it figured out except for where to put the drives when they're not docked.

I've just been keeping my only 1TB backup drive in its antistatic bag that it came in, and then stowing it in a drawer. Been kinda hoping they sold those clamshell cases that they keep some drives in, though. Any help?
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HMmmmmm..... Well I put mine in a box where a 20-pack of hdds came in......
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HMmmmmm..... Well I put mine in a box where a 20-pack of hdds came in......
Although I wouldn't be extreme enough to buy by 20's (at least, not yet), I'm curious. What does it look like?
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Ooops it was a 20-pack box with only half of them.

It is a cardboard box with styrofoam dividers so that they fit perfectly. Just have t remember to put in antistaticbags.
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I just leave the power connector disconnected.
(my 120 Gb drive is that way.)
 
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Yeah that is another way....
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post #7 of 17
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I just leave the power connector disconnected.
(my 120 Gb drive is that way.)
As in, it's in your case, but you just unplug it when necessary?
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If it isn't being used I just keep them in a plastic container I have for all of my computer hardware. I don't put them in anti-static bags (awaits flogging) but I haven't had any issues with them being that way so far. I would like to get some enclosures for them but they aren't large enough to constitute something of that nature.
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If it isn't being used I just keep them in a plastic container I have for all of my computer hardware. I don't put them in anti-static bags (awaits flogging) but I haven't had any issues with them being that way so far. I would like to get some enclosures for them but they aren't large enough to constitute something of that nature.
Quite daring of you; I shock myself almost daily with how the CRTs in my school're set up, so I'm paranoid of taking that dreaded zap home.

Yeah, an enclosure might be a bit frustrating to put back together with every drive swap, too,
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Quote:
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Quite daring of you; I shock myself almost daily with how the CRTs in my school're set up, so I'm paranoid of taking that dreaded zap home.

Yeah, an enclosure might be a bit frustrating to put back together with every drive swap, too,
Meh, when I worked for the school district's IT department back home, I helped out recycling computers and hardware and such. A lot of times the hard drives and stuff would just get thrown into big bins without us really paying attention to it, then later pulling them out and actually using them without issue. Now if I'm dealing with my graphics card or motherboard or something of that nature, then yeah I'm a bit more careful XD
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