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Long Term Storage of a Notebook HardDrive and RAM

Long Term Storage of a Notebook HardDrive and RAM

I had an old laptop which failed; I've removed the hard drive and RAM and disposed of the laptop (it was kind of old, anyway).

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"I would use the anti-static bag and include a small packet of desiccant to keep moisture off any connectors and so on.

One possible issue with a hard drive is sticktion where the drive motor fails to spin the platter(s) after sitting for some time. Not sure how common this is. IBM training used to mention this as an issue when using spare drives in servers that were not running as “hot” spares.

Also keep a device like an external USB case handy as interfaces can change. Your PATA/IDE drive won’t work too well if the system you have available in the future is all SATA"