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Old 04-25-2006, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering that how safe it is to send Hard drive through post? (of course with lots of bubble wraps)

Are today HDs "strong" enough to survive postal services? how the good shock protection mechanisms are?

Any inputs would be really appreciated,

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Old 04-25-2006, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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And also, would it make differences to the matter, between sending an "empty" drive and formated one with data stored.

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Old 04-25-2006, 10:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seems like its ok, I mean, if you order a harddrive on newegg or somethng, they send it using mail.
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defintly format the hdd before you sell it... there is all kinds of info on y our hdd
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the replies,

My friend overseas is sending me a hard drive with some important datas on it. (the files are too big to be burnt on just a few dvds)

I just want to know how "tough" the hard drives are these days, and which brand has better reputation for shock protection.

maybe its not a good idea at all?
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Old 04-26-2006, 05:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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bubble wrap. can be used for more than just a stress outlet.
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The best thing to ship drives in is the original box that
they are packaged in. That is the kind of packaging
required when you send a drive back under warranty.

If he is buying a new drive then just use the package
that it is in. If you want even more protection then
you could put the original package in a bigger box
and use bubble wrap.

If he doesn't have a box, then he might be able to get
one at a local computer store. Make sure that the
drive is put in an anti-static bag like the one that it
originally comes in.

I don't think any drive manufacturer has better shock
protection than any other manufacturer.
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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send it in a huge wad of bubble wrap and a few plastic bags and then to top it of put threee huge cushions around it all :P...

nah normal packaging shoudl be fine...
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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would tape not be a better medium to use in this case?
i think that tape is too readily overlooked

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Old 04-28-2006, 08:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you all for your inputs.
I really appreciated.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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