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My full backup drive lives in an antistatic bag inside my fireproof safe, when it's not in the dock. Not like I have state secrets or anything...just don't want to lose 10 years worth of live DJ sets.
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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
LOL, to think that the latter doesn't have any moving parts. But yeah, I think I'd freak a lot more if I even just shook up my SSD a little.

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My full backup drive lives in an antistatic bag inside my fireproof safe, when it's not in the dock. Not like I have state secrets or anything...just don't want to lose 10 years worth of live DJ sets.
Must be some pretty sick beats to deserve being fireproof, lol.
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LOL, to think that the latter doesn't have any moving parts. But yeah, I think I'd freak a lot more if I even just shook up my SSD a little.
Heh, moving parts or not, I can't live without a motherboard. I could go without my graphics card (*cringe*) or a hard drive for awhile. No motherboard = no computer as I don't have the money to replace it and I couldn't go back to using my laptop as an everyday machine.
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Top of my tool box with my screw drivers and pliers, no protection... Its a 20gb 2.5 I pulled from a Xbox 360 with ubuntu installed for repairs. If it goes, it goes.
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I have a stack on my desk. I have a hot swappable cage on my box so I just pop drives in and out as needed.
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My full backup drive lives in an antistatic bag inside my fireproof safe,
I hope it's a data-rated fireproof safe, and not a 'normal' one. 99% of fireproof safes won't keep a HDD at low enough temperatures to remain functional. They are rated to stop paper documents safe in a fire, and paper is quite happy up to a few hundred degrees. A HDD will fail in you take the platters or the motors above about 75C.

OP - I keep my unused drives in the packaging they came in (mainly the clamshells)
post #17 of 17
I keep all my old HDDs in a plastic container. No protection, just stacked on top of each other snugly.
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