Cache and Carry

You need to uninstall and hand-carry a video adapter from a computer in one building to a computer in another building. Which of these would be the best way to protect the adapter components?

A) Wrap the adapter in bubble wrap

B) Use a box of Styrofoam “peanuts”

C) Transport the adapter inside of the computer, and swap the card with both computers in the same room

D) Put the adapter in a padded anti-static bag

E) Install one of those cool pneumatic tubes between your buildings

The answer: D) Put the adapter in a padded anti-static bag

For short trips, a simple anti-static bag should protect the components against unintended static discharge during the transportation of the adapter.

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