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Windows 7: Hard Drive Storage Case

08 Mar 2011   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The reasons that I prefer felt over foam, is because that while sliding the drive in and out of the shelf, it would be much less likely to snag, and over time foam would become ragged. I still think that foam would be good for a portable case, but even then it would need some kind of fabric cover for the same reason.
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08 Mar 2011   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The reasons that I prefer felt over foam, is because that while sliding the drive in and out of the shelf, it would be much less likely to snag, and over time foam would become ragged. I still think that foam would be good for a portable case, but even then it would need some kind of fabric cover for the same reason.
I would simply buy some office stacking things for holding papers and what not and putting the drives on that. Kinda like an inbox paper tray. I just usually leave my drives sitting around, not even in static bags and I haven't really had any issues with any of them.
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08 Mar 2011   #13
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The reasons that I prefer felt over foam, is because that while sliding the drive in and out of the shelf, it would be much less likely to snag, and over time foam would become ragged. I still think that foam would be good for a portable case, but even then it would need some kind of fabric cover for the same reason.
That makes sense. In the end it is up to you regardless

Just make sure to post a picture of it when you're done.

~Lordbob
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08 Mar 2011   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The reasons that I prefer felt over foam, is because that while sliding the drive in and out of the shelf, it would be much less likely to snag, and over time foam would become ragged. I still think that foam would be good for a portable case, but even then it would need some kind of fabric cover for the same reason.
I would simply buy some office stacking things for holding papers and what not and putting the drives on that. Kinda like an inbox paper tray. I just usually leave my drives sitting around, not even in static bags and I haven't really had any issues with any of them.
Well if he goes to Staples or some other office supply store and buys either a plastic or pine wood storage rack can I take the oak rack he makes? That would certainly go good with the computer desk here.

Actually the vertical storage rack idea has merit there especially if you added in pull out drive trays. You could still have a small part of the drive extending out while keeping everything balanced for a slight shift in an inward direction or simply leaned towards the back of rack. That would help to prevent the rack from tipping forward on you when going to pull a drive out.
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