2.5" internal HDD that's internal - - problem handling with static electricity?

merle van osdol
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I am new to these 2.5" internal HDD that you can just push into the latest pc's. They have ordinary SATA data and power connectors.

Isn't there a problem handling these with your bare hands because of static electricity? I just bought a pouch for mine but you still handle it with bare hands.

I'm probably being a bit paranoid but I'm not so sure about it.

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Is it OK to just leave these things plugged in 24/7?

merle

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2.5" internal HDD that's internal - - problem handling with stat

I have two 2.5" SSD plugged in, one in a laptop and the other in a 3.5" slot in my minitower. They stay there and process 24/7. The one in the minitower is a 250 GB Samsung and the other a 120 GB OCZ. The first should be faster but it is not, the second overtakes it easily. I am using the "hdparm" command on these two Linux boxes to verify their I/O speed. Cheers.
Tullio

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RE: I have two 2.5" SSD

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I have two 2.5" SSD plugged in, one in a laptop and the other in a 3.5" slot in my minitower. They stay there and process 24/7. The one in the minitower is a 250 GB Samsung and the other a 120 GB OCZ. The first should be faster but it is not, the second overtakes it easily. I am using the "hdparm" command on these two Linux boxes to verify their I/O speed. Cheers.
Tullio

Thanks Tullio,
Mine aren't SSD's just the old fashioned HDD's. What about the static electricity on the HDD's? Maybe I'm all wet since their case is steel but the underside is all those "electrical wires".

merle

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Merle, Just always ground

Merle,

Just always ground yourself before ever you touch anything in your computer. Also try to stay away from carpet since that builds the static.

Zalster

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RE: Merle, Just always

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Merle,

Just always ground yourself before ever you touch anything in your computer. Also try to stay away from carpet since that builds the static.

Zalster

But I am talking about a HDD that is outside of the computer. Is the 2.5" HDD enough of a ground itself? Am I really a nitpicker? What a RAC you have grandma!

merle

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Just discharge yourself every

Just discharge yourself every time you need to handle electronics. Simple as touching the bare metal of the computer case or anything else that is metal. That will bleed any charge off your body you might have picked up from moving around your house. Also, all electronics are conformal coated on the PCB's anyway after they have been wave soldered in manufacturing. The "electrical wires" or PCB traces you were referring to have been covered over by a clear, insulating material to prevent oxidation and moisture exposure. The coating provides some degree of electrical discharge "punch-thru" reduction so that informal handling of the PCB doesn't cause electrical damage. Most IC's these days also have input pin protection on each chip to provide ESD protection. It's pretty hard to cause ESD damage these days, much better compared to the bad, old CMOS days.

Keith

 

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thanks one and all,

thanks one and all,

merle

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RE: What a RAC you have

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What a RAC you have grandma!

I know right? Wonder how high I can get it before Seti comes back online and I switch back. I keep tinkering with them to see if I can get better throughput. Too bad this is a average over the past several weeks rather than daily, that way you could see what my real daily average is ;) lol.

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RE: RE: What a RAC you

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What a RAC you have grandma!

I know right? Wonder how high I can get it before Seti comes back online and I switch back. I keep tinkering with them to see if I can get better throughput. Too bad this is a average over the past several weeks rather than daily, that way you could see what my real daily average is ;) lol.

Zalster

And now I know the truth. I have no chance at all. :-(

merle

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It's all in good fun

It's all in good fun Merle.

I'm still trying to catch Juan. This project is the only one where I might have a chance, since his dual core GPUs aren't as efficient here as like Seti. Like cutting his hamstring, lol. But he certainly kicks my butt back on Seti. I'm not even close ;)

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RE: It's all in good fun

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It's all in good fun Merle.

I'm still trying to catch Juan. This project is the only one where I might have a chance, since his dual core GPUs aren't as efficient here as like Seti. Like cutting his hamstring, lol. But he certainly kicks my butt back on Seti. I'm not even close ;)

Zalster

Oh sure it's fun! Juan has dual core GPU's? Where do they come from?

merle

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