Humidity + heat is worse but given you can put said drive in a zip lock bad with desiccant you can control that. Ok, with humidity under control the heat is likely to be 140F or not much more. The hardware will do fine there. Maybe the data will erase a little faster (remember the Earth's magnetic field?0 but should be fine is my answer. The doom sayers will say no way.
Hard drives are NOT SEALED UNITS. I'd be duplicating web content if I explain why.
Hi. I've just backed up my data to an external hard drive with the intention of keeping the drive in a friend's attic - is it OK to to this as I'm wondering whether the humidy and heat (and cold in the winter) will render the drive useless?
I think hard drives are sealed units but was wondering if it's still OK to store them in attics?