When shipping a Hard Drive (external) Do I need an anti static bag to ship it in? ??b

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    It's an aluminum enclosure inside a box, do I have to worry about static charge? I wasn't getting any help in the help forum so I thought I'd ask here.

    If the antistatic bag is recommended, where can a get a few for cheap? I just called all my electronic/computer places, but no avail. online places are selling like bags of 50.
     
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    I would, place it in a bubble wrap bag for static , dust and other protection needs. Protection, especially when shipping, can not be underestimated.
     
  3. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    try asking the USPS for bags, im sure they deal with this sort of thing all the time
     
  4. Thomi23 macrumors newbie

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    I found anti static bags on eBay. Five for 75 cents, and $2.95 shipping. Seller from NJ, can't remember his name . . .

    It is a pain that for the most part, you have to go for 20, 25, or more bags when you only need a few . . . or one.

    Do a search for what you're looking for and the seller should come up.
     
  5. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

    Berlepsch

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    If you send the HD installed inside the alu casing, the casing itself will work like the anti-static coating of the bag (Faraday cage).

    More important for the transport is a good shock absorption. An unprotected HD can already take damage when it drops a few inches on a hard surface. Use bubble wrap and/or styrofoam for packaging and make sure that there is a gap between the HD and all sides of the parcel.
     

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