We have a lot of PCI and PCI-express cards, and at any one time a lot of these aren't installed in a server or workstation. They are in storage. I'm interested in tips on how to store them.
We keep packaging for a couple of months, so sometimes cards get put back in their original packaging. But we don't have the space to keep packaging indefinitely.
We have constructed some storage for these cards by taking a hacksaw to old motherboards, and glueing the slot arrays on to wood. This gets great density, but it's a bit labor intensive to make them. Plus we have to source the defunct motherboards, get exposed to dust from the sawing, etc.
There must be products that are sold to store currently-unused generic PCI and PCI-Express cards. But try googling for "PCI-express card storage"!
Has anyone else come up with any solutions for storing these cards, or is anyone able to point at a product that is designed for doing this?