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Like I'm sure all of you know, when you buy a hard drive from an online store, its not like buying just anything... you have to consider their packing practices. I'm in that situation right now. I need to buy a hard drive, and pretty soon another one after that, and then another. Three in total.

Right now I'm buying a Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST1000NM0033 1TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA III drive, and I have four choices from PC Part Picker, and more from Google.

Which place do you guys think has the best packing practices?
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000nm0033

Here's some other places from Google:
https://www.google.com/shopping/product/7691969846904878706/online?q=seagate+st1000nm0033&sqi=2&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.57155469,d.cGU,pv.xjs.s.en_US.8_h2iq0a8e8.O&biw=1288&bih=677&tch=1&ech=1&psi=UKSVUrjrDoPeoAT5moG4CA.1385538643576.3&sa=X&ei=d6SVUva6FMPfoASb_oGAAg&ved=0CD4Q6SQ

I had a thread about this a while ago, but the only thing I learned from it is that Amazon is iffy. They suspend the drive with these things that hold the drive in place in mid air... but the problem is the box is WAY too small. Small boxes get knocked and thrown around and the way they're packing it looks like its held firmly in place in sync with every little movement of the box. That is a really stupid way to pack a hard drive. On the plus side though they have that super fast shipping because of how many locations they have. So crappy packaging, but less time getting knocked around because of a shorter shipping process.

Are any of these places packing hard drives correctly? As in not using tiny boxes, not packing the box too tight, using the right kind of packing material, and so on?
Edited by Drahadis - 11/27/13 at 2:02am
post #2 of 4
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Has no one had any good experiences with the packing practices of stores who sell hard drives?
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iv only ordered from newegg or tiger direct for hard drives but superbiiz does a good job packaging cpus id give them a try both newegg and tiger where kinda about the same quality in terms of packaging oem drives mostly smile.gif

tigerdirect and superbiiz have the drive for the cheapest id probably chose one of them
Edited by ozlay - 11/27/13 at 8:39pm
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Thanks smile.gif I emailed their customer service asking questions about how they pack disk hard drives. Maybe I'll post their response.

I hope I don't get some half-assed answer because someone couldn't be bothered to give a damn. I run into that a lot with customer service.... >.> Either that or they literally know nothing about where they work or what they sell, and you wonder if its their first day. I have had a lot of bad experiences with customer service from just about every place I've ever contacted.
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