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Chance of HDD being damaged during mail transfer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bonecrusher123, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. Bonecrusher123

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    hey guys, i know HDD's are much more delicate than other PC parts and was wondering if the drive could be damaged during postage? i know how rough mail is treated as i used to work in the industry.

    would i be better off just buying a HDD from a regular PC store instead of buying from an online shop to avoid the damage during postage?

    thanks
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    Well, i have bought a fair amount of hard drives off websites such as ebuyer.com and ebay.co.uk

    I haven't had any problems with any of the hard drives I have bought. I have even used the hard drive S.M.A.R.T monitor feature to check the drive health and all of them have been at least 97% health (which is fine for a HD)

    Also if you think about it any way. All the shops get their items delivered to them via mail or courier so I guess they would be treated the same on the way to the shop any way.
     
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