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Sam Lesante Jr.
Mailing hard drives....
on Nov 19, 2008 at 8:43:23 pm

I have to send some video on a hard drive across country .

Do you have any do's and don'ts for doing this? Is it better to go with UPS, FedEx, other?

It's about 60 to 80 gigs worth of info. Is it ok to buy something like a maxtor one touch from staples or should i go with something more professional?



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Matthew Romanis
Re: Mailing hard drives....
on Nov 20, 2008 at 7:10:29 am

I've had great success at using these <>.
Some people will rubbish them, but having sent around 30 of them to individual clients all over the world I've had no issues.
As far as the postal/courier service go's, I don't believe there is any difference in the Quality of delivery unless you use a consigned document specialist, but very expensive.

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John Fishback
Re: Mailing hard drives....
on Nov 22, 2008 at 4:28:56 pm

Be sure to pack the drive the same way it was shipped to you. If you really want to be careful, put the drive box inside a larger box and surround with packing peanuts.

Be sure to keep a backup at your shop until your client receives the drive and confirms the data is good.

As for drive recommendations, we use G-Techs. I have used LaCies with no problems, but stopped after hearing too many horror stories.


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