I had an old laptop which failed; I've removed the hard drive and RAM and disposed of the laptop (it was kind of old, anyway).
While I realize the RAM may only be "useful" for a period of time, the hard drive should always maintain some usefulness... (The specifications of the equipment shouldn't matter for my question)
What is the proper way to store such items for the long[er] term? Just a static free bag for each item or something more? Could they be stored together? Is the static-free back necessary even? What are the chance's the equipment will become damaged without one?