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Is paper anti static? Is it safe to wrap a HDD in a sheet of a4 paper for example?

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Is paper anti static? Is it safe to wrap a HDD in a sheet of a4 paper for example?
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it is better to keep it in a plastic zip-pouch...
paper too should not be a problem though
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.
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>>  Is paper anti static?

No.

See http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-Static-Electricity

>>  Is it safe to wrap a HDD in a sheet of a4 paper for example?

Really depends on what you are doing with it.  Transporting it no.  Use an anti-static bag.
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Paper delivers static electric. Bad choice for HDDs, RAM and other static sensitive components.
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Paper's not too bad for static, it holds some moisture which will disipate any static quite quickly; it's not the best but it's not like some plastics. HP put the warranty entitlement printed on a sheet of paper next to every DIMM they ship and they're not daft.
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>>  it is better to keep it in a plastic zip-pouch...   <<   not at all; this is more static generating than paper...
anti-static plastic conducts electricity, that's why it is ant-static : the charge cannot build up in one place, but is distributed evenly
most pc parts come in anti-staic bags, so you cna find it easily - and free for a piece

so use proper antistaic material to wrap a disk in if you want ot do it in a good way

why would you want to wrap it in paper?  any reason?