My plan is to put them in anti static bags and then into those rubber cases. I plan to plug these into the DROBO PRO every month to spin the drives and ensure that all is in order or replace any drives gone bad. Hopefully no more than 2 as I’ll have dual drive redundancy. I have a couple of questions:
Are these good or have you seen a better product to protect the drives?
I’m concerned about the few minutes that the drives are out. That is when I’m pulling them out of the antistatic bags and into the drobo pro and then out of the pro and into the bags. How do I minimize any possible damage to the drives from being out while they are being switched?
If you have any tips on storing drives, please provide them.
I’m confused. Do U have two Drobos or DroboPros? Do U know the formats of the Drobo & DroboPro are not compatible meaning DroboPro will not recoginize the data residing on the Drobo & vice versa?
Unless you have a relatively “dry” & hi static environment, I don’t see the advantages of buying of thoses rubber enclosure that any hi-quality anti-static bag can do the job. Yes, even they cost under 2 bucks!
Cute. Makes sense if you’re actually “shelving” drives for archives, as there are lots of VHS tape-friendly enclosures to choose from. We used to have some vertical sliding ones (like bookshelves, but they slid into a central unit) in the library where I worked.
As long as you’re not generating static (which may be the case in dry environments), the few minutes the drives are “bare” isn’t a concern.
Don’t touch the circuit board or interface connectors. If you’re really paranoid, you could get an anti-static wrist-strap but that’d require something to ground to.