How To Package A Hard Drive For Shipping

We receive hard drives from all over the world. Below are a few tips to make sure your hard drive arrives as safely as possible.

How To Package A Hard Drive For Shipping

  1. Bare hard drives should ideally be sealed into antistatic / ESD bags. Most people don’t have these at home so we often suggest placing the drive into a zipped freezer bag to prevent any moisture getting into the drive during transit.
  2. The drive should then be sandwiched between foam, or wrapped in bubble wrap to absorb any minor shocks.
  3. Then the whole thing should go into a strong box. You don’t want the drive to touch the edges of the box so make sure there is plenty of padding on all sides. The hard drive should not move about when the box is closed. We advise against padded bags as they offer very little protection against impact.
  4. Don’t forget to include a completed shipping form so we can identify the parcel when it arrives. Also be sure to select which service is required, otherwise there may be a delay in processing your drive.

Getting it To us

We usually suggest sending your drive by courier or through the Post Office. Also you can use Collect+ from the link below which is pre-filled with our address details. They have drop off locations all over the country. Please note that this is an external company, and in no-way affiliated with us. 

Find Your Local Dropoff Point via Collect+ 

If you have any questions about this, or any other part of our process then please contact us.