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Is it possible to conserve electronic and portable devices with SMD stored without having silica gel, without ziplock and without vacuum? is there any tips or is this impossible?
They are concerned about storing their nintendo game cartridges that use eeprom/flash and their SSDs that they want to keep from damage due to moisture. I already posted in their other threads that they don't need to worry about this unless they have plans for taking their nintendo cartridges from a steamy area like a bathroom with a running shower and stick it next to an AC vent (or maybe the freezer). I and others also pointed out their inexplicable paranoia about the longevity of the data on an SSD.For soldering purposes years later, silica gel and a zip lock bag is a good idea - other wise surface tarnishing and hard to solder ....
Yeah, I saw the soldering comment, and was pointing out that is not what there issue is about. Take a look at the OP's previous threads on the subject of the reliability of storing data and storing electronics for extended periods of time.How are you a moderator? Did you note my post started with " for soldering purposes ... "
I guess you didn't read the second half of post #7 where I said...keeping electronics without silica and without a vacuum is very difficult because they will corrode by oxygen and moisture?
This will preserve your cartridges for an indefinite period of time as Argon is an inert gas and won't react to anything inside the chamber.If you are so intent on preserving data and electronics store them in a airtight vault and pump if full of argon gas and use archival CDs and archival paper, that should preserve everything for a few decades at least...might be a tad expensive doing this though. Me I'd just copy the data to whenever new medium comes out and get another 10 years or more.