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So i ordered a Samsung 512gb 840 Pro recently through Flubit, today it came in the post. I thought the postman would've handed it at the door but nope. So it was on the floor in a standard cardboard Amazon labelled envelope. Dunno if any catalogues landed on it but there is no visible damage to the outer cardboard, or the SSD box inside.

Will this cause any issues or damage? I've read that SSD's are a lot more rugged compared to a HDD, but i don't like dropping expensive hardware anyway. I know one time my fathers external HDD fell off his desk and bounced off a couple of things onto hard wooden floor, but it was turned on at the time i think.. needless to say it didn't work anymore. rolleyes.gif

Flubit = cuttiing costs by cheap postage i guess, but no excuse really to deliver it that way.
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There is a 99% chance that it is ok. I once dropped my PC down the stairs and nothing broke except the case feet. Actually I was propably hurt more emotionally than my PC physically.
     
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My Samsung 840 Pro was shipped in a bubble envelope by NewEgg. I seriously doubt the USPS handled it gently. It's been running without a hitch 24/7 for almost all of the past 14 months without any problems (I reboot once a week and shut down anytime I'm out of town, which has been a total of a couple, three weeks during the past year).
     
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I don't see how it would be damaged via shipping unless it was broken in half by another package lol.

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It should be fine. I had a drive show up yesterday, inside a large cardboard box wrapped in about 4 inches of bubble wrap all around it. Definitely seems strange though that they would ship it that way without any additional protection.
    
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should be fine i had an ssd thrown at a wall once and it still works biggrin.gif
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Perfectly fine packaging for a ssd.

 
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post #8 of 12
SSD torture tests:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEzTjj1ac6M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP9pUdzNVvg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzfLQdyOrxA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPHutfh2wcs
This is some great technology i still think its way ahead of its time(or every other component is way behind of this time).Also we have to thanks to military and space program requests for this and every other great technology that we get after some time.
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/10/14 at 12:27pm
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It seems to be working fine right now anyway, even still on SATA 2 it's a huge difference. Only thing i've noticed is a barely audible high pitched electronic noise/hiss when running the performance benchmark on the magician software, though it seems to be coming from the MB and not the SSD which i first thought. Must be straining the chipset i guess?

At least i have a long 5 year warranty in case anything goes wrong with it smile.gif
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Well this isn't good, i checked SMART info yesterday and i had 1 on CRC Error Count. Plus i got a BSOD when i clicked shut down wth.gif

EventData

BugcheckCode 59
BugcheckParameter1 0xc0000005
BugcheckParameter2 0xfffff96000144283
BugcheckParameter3 0xfffff880050cf060
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

Would the SSD have caused this? Now i don't know where the problem is coming from..
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