Hard Drive and Silica Balls

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by petite, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. petite macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2006
    Hi there,

    I just bought a 150GB Raptor Hard Drive to use as the OS drive with my Mac Pro. When I looked at the bag (the sealed anti static bag) I saw the Silica Ball Packet inside was ripped open and Silica balls were all around.

    I was wondering... Should I worry they might have damaged something. Aren't the drives pretty much sealed and such. These balls are also getting under the circuit board and rubbing against the top of it. Could that do any damage?

    Hope you can help. Thanks.
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Sorry, I can't offer my help but with a thread title like that, I had to stop by. :p
  3. petite thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2006
    Glad it's getting attention. I can't deny I was amused by writing all of this :D
  4. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

    psycho bob

    Oct 25, 2003
    Leeds, England
    I wouldn't worry the drives are sealed. Just make sure none of the balls have become stuck to the circuit underneath the drive.

    It'll be fine though, the advantages of using silica balls and not powder :)
  5. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Mmmmm, me too :D
  6. petite thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2006
    Thanks! Glad I don't have to return it.

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