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    Default Outside stocking for computers.

    Dear All,

    the space is day by day becoming a tyrant!!!
    So I was I wondering about a way on how to stock some computers in the garage.
    I think temperature is not an issue while humidity is a big issue...
    My idea is to put the computers, one by one, in nylon envelopes, leaving some silica inside, and them making the vacuum inside.
    More or less the same as it is done for duvets!
    I have only some doubts for "liquid" components like capacitors... some doubts about the high dryness could be in the envelopes...
    What do you think about my idea? Any suggestions?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaviosr View Post
    I think temperature is not an issue while humidity is a big issue...
    In what way, to moist or to dry? To dry is not a problem, too moist is.

    So far I have stored computers and other material in a little shed for years and, with one exception, no problems. The exception was a PC standing directly on the tiles that was rusting at the bottom but still was functional. A piece of plastic foil worked fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaviosr View Post
    I think temperature is not an issue while humidity is a big issue...
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruud View Post
    In what way, to moist or to dry? To dry is not a problem, too moist is.
    These two statements sum it up quite nicely regarding acceptable environmental storage conditions.

    In a nutshell, moisture is the bad guy.
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    Temperature cycling also takes its toll over time, but it's not nearly as bad as moisture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legalize View Post
    Temperature cycling also takes its toll over time, but it's not nearly as bad as moisture.
    Get real. Diurnal temperature cycling is virtually a nonentity in comparison to the temperature cycling of a running then not running machine over and over again!!!
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    Isn't Turin, Italy one of the most air polluted places in the EU? Smog (ozone) is very bad for computer parts plus, rubber, and plastic.
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