The problems of organizing a computer collection

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Wed Sep 3 20:26:01 2003

On Wed, 3 Sep 2003, Cynde Moya wrote:

> When you put the boards and such away, do you include a pouch of silica
> gel to absorb the excess water and decrease the possibility of
> corrosion? Does this matter?

If you intend to seal the boards in plastic, I'd highly recommend the use
of a silica gel pack. I don't mean just placing the board in an
anti-static bag and possibly taping it closed, but actually heat sealing
the anti-static bag, or even sealing the board/anti-static bag inside
another anti-static bag (usually a different type of bag when double
bagged). The most common reasons one might want to seal a board in plastic
is to keep out all dust and humidity. For most computer boards, that is
probably overkill. I could see it being a good idea for long term storage
of certain hard drives though. Maybe this would also be a good idea for
core memory boards?

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